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Sharing Small Spaces... How Do You Do It?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015   /   by Extreme Home Selling Team

Sharing Small Spaces... How Do You Do It?

As young children, we were taught early that to be good, we must learn to share.
Share our toys
Share our food
Share our clothes
Share our space!

As adults, some of us don't want to share, some of us don't have to share, but some of us MUST share, so let's look at ways to make that sharing a little bit easier on every one involved.
One of the most difficult small areas to put two (or more) people at one time is the bathroom!

Crowdxed Bathroom

So Step One:
Create More Storage by looking HI and low... Add shelves above the door, 1-2' below the ceiling line around the room, under the sink and above and around the toilet. Google Bath Storage Systems to come up with cool ideas from the best, then figure out how to do it within YOUR Budget!
Step Two:
Make Cabinet Space MORE Functional by organizing efficiently. Use those organizers made especially for drawers, doors and medicine cabinets! They come in clear acrylic, colored rubber, wood, steel, etc. Google organizers for ALL the deals. Don't worry about where they were designed to be used as long as they fit where YOU want to use them!
Step Three:
Take out the Hoarder's supply of Toilet Paper, Tissue, Bath Towels, etc. These items can be stored in a cabinet in the hallway! Just remember to to check the TP supply BEFORE you sit down cause that won't be a pretty ending! After one or two incidents, everyone should be trained! Same goes for the dirty clothes hamper. Get rid of that because dirty clothes in a humid room just breeds germs, yanno? Everybody should take their clothing back to their own room or straight to the laundry! If little kids are in house, you may want to leave a hamper for them. Also consider adding hooks at a reasonable height for their towels to encourage them to hang them versus dropping them in a pile in the hamper or on the floor. The towels will dry faster, reducing mold and mildew.
Step Four:
If possible, let everyone have their own drawer or shelf to store their personal toiletries and what nots. My recommendations for the women of the household is to set up a Cosmetic Vanity in your own bedroom so you aren't hogging the bathroom when other people may need to use it and you aren't constantly interrupted while putting on your face for the day!
Step Five:
If you have the option to improve the actual design of the bath, ADD a secondary sink in an elongated countertop. You will always add value to your home PLUS accommodate the household in a more orderly, comfortable fashion. Painting the room can create a lift to start the day beautifully. Suggested colors are a soft celadon, creamy yellow or a linen white which are very complimentary to most complexions and especially flattering when paired with colorful accents. Adding a moisture loving plant will give a pleasant sensation also.

Andrew Scherer
1549 Ringling Blvd. Suite 600
Sarasota, FL 34236
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