You look and wonder: how did someone come up with this? But sometimes familiar things allow you to take a fresh look at the familiar interior or use some objects. For example, in a kitchen set, you can hide pet bowls, use a string bag to store towels, or divide a drawer of spoons with diagonal sections. Novate.ru will tell you about these and other tricks.
1. Switch on the table
In the kitchen, bedroom or living room, so as not to reach far for the switches, bring them to the table or bedside table. It is enough to fix the furniture so that it does not move, and pass the wiring through the drawer side under the countertop. As a result, you get a redundant switch and you don't have to get up to adjust the lighting. Almost like in hotels! By the way, the same life hack can be done with sockets.
2. Accent island
If you have a large bright kitchen with an island and want to add bright colors, focus on the work area. For example, wallpaper the sides of the island and one of the walls, or paint them in a bright shade. The main thing is to maintain a balance between monochromatic elements and colored ones.
3. Built-in wardrobe
In a small area, every centimeter counts, so why take up space in a room if you can build furniture into the wall of a neighboring room. The trick is easy to do with kitchen units or cabinets. But keep in mind that life hack only works where there are no capital walls.
4. Planter mounted in the table
If you don't like tall pots or vases on the table, blocking the space, mount them in the countertop. For this, choose a planter with built-in trays, since water will simply drain from a pot with drainage holes onto the floor. Thanks to this technique, the plants will be flush with the table top. If there is a narrow rack, you can mount a vase for one flower into it.
5. Dividing the box diagonally
In addition to the standard division of the box into sections, you can use a diagonal one. To do this, you will have to independently select the "walls" of the desired size. Thanks to this system, more items, especially oblong items, will fit into the box.
6. Headset base - for bowls
Want to hide your pet's bowls, but don't know where? Select the bottom drawer of the kitchen unit for this. You can't put a bowl of water there, but with dry food it's easy, plus you don't have to collect it all over the floor. By the way, thanks to this, it is convenient to observe the feeding regime of the animal, especially if the cat or dog needs to lose weight.
7. Increasing and expanding the door
If the interior door seems disproportionately low or wide, it can be visually disguised. Usually this method is used for frameless doors, but it will work in the case of conventional doors. Paint the canvas along with the protruding platbands in the color of the wall or make a geometric pattern on the entire surface. So it will seem that the entire wall is a doorway.
8. A string bag - for towels
Bathroom hooks missing? Don't have a dryer? Nowhere to put towels? All problems will be solved by an ordinary string bag. Hang it up in the bathroom and store fresh or used towels in it as you like. Thanks to the open cells, the textiles will be ventilated and will not come into contact until the next wash. The string bag can also be used to store clothes.
9. Toilet paper cabinet
If there is not enough space in the bathroom, and there is not a major wall next to it, why not use it. Make a small built-in cabinet to store your toilet paper or hygiene supplies. The door can be made inconspicuous, without handles, which opens with a simple push.
10. Dryer in the cabinet
Not sure what to do with an old wardrobe? Nowhere to dry your clothes? Kill two birds with one stone by equipping the furniture with pull-out grills and crossbars. So you can always hide the dryer from prying eyes, and if necessary, it will fit more clothes than standard products.
11. Border with neighbors
We all know the rule that uncoordinated buildings or tall trees should not be erected five meters away on the border with neighbors. But you don't want to leave so much space just like that. One of the options is to make a pool on the border or put an inflatable one. And next to the fence, plant a hedge of low plants.
12. Built-in trampoline
If children ask you to put a trampoline, and you can imagine how you will have to install a protective net and rake foliage out of it, dig in a spring device. Yes, dig a hole and place a trampoline in it. And plant “soft” shrubs and plants around the “attraction”. This is a great option for children's entertainment in the country or in a private home. By the way, be sure to read about how to make a summer cottage an ideal place to stay.