So you’ve used the Marie Kondo method to declutter your home and now it's time for organization. Oftentimes, people believe that practicality and style cannot possibly be related, but this couldn't be further from the truth. While it can be a challenge to create a functional livable space that also aligns with your daily needs, our hope is that this blog post offers you new inspiration so you can make the most out of your home.
1. Love to entertain guests?
One of my favorite finds to improve functionality in the kitchen is incorporating a sink that does much more than just washing the dishes. If you are someone who loves to use their home for entertaining, this may be the product that revolutionizes your dinner party. This sink offers sliding extensions, such as cutting boards, drying racks, and built-in bowls for storing food or keeping beverages on ice.
2. Floating fruit
This quick and easy hack is one that is sure to save some counter space. This hanging fruit basket not only features a cute design element, but it also allows for airflow ensuring that the fruit will age more slowly. You can find products like this one on Etsy or save money by making this a DIY project that you can make from home.
3. Bins! Bins! Bins!
Having a practical home means that everything belongs in a certain place, and purchasing some good baskets to collect items throughout the house is the best way to ensure that everything has a home. Bins improve organization in just about any space. From holding towels in the bathroom to collecting stuffed animals in the play room to creating storage for firewood or blankets in the living room, there is no shortage of uses for a good basket.
4. Lighting made easy!
A functional home is one with good lighting. Whether you own your home or are renting there are many ways that you can incorporate lighting to really enhance the wow factor of your space. A beautiful chandelier or pendant works wonders for increasing elegance in a home. However, if you need a more budget conscious and renter-friendly option of adding light, you may want to consider buying wall sconces or hanging fixtures that you can insert a puck light into, eliminating wall damage or the need for rewiring. These puck lights are simple to install, come with an easy-to-control remote, and retail for under $20 for a pack of six. The great thing about puck lights is that they can be used all throughout the house for kitchen counters, closets, and so much more.
5. Just fold the work away
With quarantine remaining a prominent issue across the world, people have grown accustomed to working from home. In fact, the majority of people wish to remain virtual employees after the chaos subsides. In the meantime, finding a quiet, spacious, and comfortable place to work at home is a struggle for many, especially when space is already limited. This innovative desk conveniently folds in and out of the wall, making it a great option for people who do not have enough room for an entire office or cannot stand to work another day in agonizing pain from hours of work on the sofa.