Built in cupboards are a great way to make small bedrooms seem larger, without losing valuable floor space. Sitting against a wall, these cupboards can be adapted according to your space requirements. Best of all, if you choose built in bedroom cupboards from UCAN, you can install them yourself with even the most basic of DIY skills. View our built in cupboard assembly video to see how easy it is to get started. If you are not the DIY type, U Can Do It can refer you to our qualified, professional fitters in your area.
How can you add more space to your small bedroom with the help of stylish, easy to install built in cupboards? Let’s take a look at some simple ideas that will enhance your bedroom and add more space.
Adding Space to a Small Bedroom with Built In Cupboards
To help you get the most from your built in cupboards, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
CHOOSE THE RIGHT CUPBOARDS FOR YOUR SPACE
This type of cupboard is available in a few different sizes. Ideally, the best way to determine the right size for your small bedroom is to consider the size and dimensions of the room. Very tiny bedrooms will find a one or two door cupboard just right, while bedrooms that have a bit more room to work with may find that there is sufficient space for a three or four door cupboard. Remember to take into account furniture such as your bed, night tables and any desks or dressers you may be planning to add. You will need enough room to get in and out of bed without feeling claustrophobic or bumping into things in the middle of the night.
USE CORNERS TO FREE UP WALL SPACE
If you have a free corner, you could use that space to add a one or two door cupboard. A good way to determine the best location for your cupboards is to draw your room to scale and experiment with different layouts. Moving furniture around can be a challenge, but there are also many useful tools and mobile apps that help you virtually arrange your room to see what works and what does not work. Once you have a better idea of which corner is best for your storage, you can try setting up your cupboard to see how it looks in real life.
HANG OR STORE CLOTHING TO SAVE DRAWER SPACE
You’d be surprised at how many items of clothing can be stored on even a small rail. When folded, clothing takes up a great deal of space. Jeans and pants can be hung on shower hooks, while tank tops, scarves, camisoles, and even shoes can also be hung on space-saving hooks or shoe racks. You could also make use of under-bed storage to keep winter clothing or summer clothing, swapping your wardrobe each season.
STICK TO LIGHT, SIMPLE COLOUR SCHEMES
Cupboards that match your walls will blend into the background, creating a more seamless look. This will help to make the room look larger. Lighter colours, in general, make rooms appear larger, while darker colours and complicated colour schemes can make rooms seem smaller and more cramped. Avoid patterns and excessive detail that will also make rooms appear smaller. Instead, aim for light colours and one or two colour schemes that open up the room.
FREE UP ADDITIONAL CUPBOARD SPACE
You can maximise space within your cupboards with the help of space savers, wicker baskets, boxes, wire racks, and other storage options. Both open and closed space savers will help you store smaller items such as accessories, make-up, jewellery or lingerie while keeping your cupboard clutter-free. Open baskets can be decorative and functional, offering the ideal space to store blankets, cushions, décor or other items. Pull out shoe racks are perfect for keeping your shoes in order without taking up too much room.
To find out more about how the right storage can help you maximise space in a smaller bedroom, contact the U Can Do It team or browse our range of premium bedroom cupboards in South Africa.