3 Ideas To Transform A Small Unused Nook In Your Home Into A Functional And Attractive Feature

Posted on: 9 September 2018

In even the most well-designed home, there is usually an annoying little space that is difficult to find a good use for. It may be the area under the stairwell, a small space at the top of the stairs or a nook between a built-in wardrobe and the wall in a bedroom. If you have one of these annoying little spaces, you may be wondering how you can utilise it. Here are three ideas that will help to make a wasted little nook into an attractive and functional feature in your home.

1. Add some custom cabinetry

One of the common issues with small and often awkwardly shaped spaces is that it's very difficult or impossible to find furniture or cabinets to fit them. The solution is to have some cabinetry custom made so that your little nook can become a functional and useful space.

Some ideas for this include bookshelves, storage cupboards or display units. If the space is large enough you could also create a desk, a reading bench seat or a children's play space. Adding some custom cabinetry will give the space a purpose and a specific way to use it, making it a wasted space no more.

2. Add some colour

Often, these small, tricky spaces don't get the same consideration when it comes to adding colour as other areas of the home do. However, adding a splash of colour can help to highlight the space as a feature rather than simply an awkward area. Colour can also help to accentuate the cabinetry that you add and help to define the use of the space.

The simplest way to do this is by using paint. It's easy, cheap and highly effective. You can opt for either a darker or lighter shade of your wall colour to give it some subtle definition. For something bolder and more obvious, a bright shade will help the space to pop and will also add some extra vibrancy to your home.

3. Add some light

Another common problem with these small, difficult spaces is that they are often poorly illuminated. This may be because they're not located next to a window and receive no natural light, or they may be in the shadow of the larger features that they're contained between.

You can remedy this problem by introducing a dedicated light source to the area. A small lamp or a pendant light are great choices, particularly for a reading nook or study desk. You can also add recessed lighting in the ceiling overhead if you don't want to clutter the space too much. For more information, contact a company like Brindabella Kitchens.


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