Guide to Space Saving Measurements
Here’re some ideas on space saving measurements so you can make every inch count.
Space Saving Tips and Measurements - Tables
• A normal table is usually 2 feet (60 cm) in depth. But a depth of 1.5 feet (45 cm) is also adequate for Asian heights unless you are very tall.
• Create an extra work table by hinging a table top to the wall so it folds down when not in use. A table that does not have legs saves on floor space too.
Space Saving Measurements – TV Consoles
• Traditional CRT TVs need table depth of 2 feet (60 cm).
• Plasma and LCD screens need counter depths of just 1.1 feet (35 cm) to 1.3 feet (40 cm).
Space Saving Tips and Measurements – Walk-in Wardrobe
• A bedroom needs to be at least 19.7 feet (6 m) x 9.8 feet (3 m) to comfortably accommodate a walk-in wardrobe.
• The wardrobe (for 1-2 persons) should measure at least 6.6 feet (2 m) x 4.9 feet (1 m).
• The standard wardrobe depth is 2 feet (60 cm). But going with boutique-style clothes rails and open shelving - no bulky wardrobe backs, doors and sides – requires just 1.5 feet (45 cm), a hefty space saving of just 0.5 feet (15 cm).
• Position wardrobe drawers closer to the floor to increase the sense of space, and also for the ‘boutique feel’.
• Keep partitions thin i.e 1.6 to 2 inches (4 to 5 cm).
Space Saving Measurements - Bathroom
• Storage, for example a mirrored cabinet about the vanity, should not be more than 20 cm in depth.
• Cabinets or shelving directly above the toilet should be hung 1.5 – 2 feet (45 – 60 cm) above the cistern, so you don’t knock your head when getting up.
Space Saving Measurements – Shoe Cabinets
• Normal shoe cabinets need a depth of 1.1 feet (35 cm). Slant the shelves so they fit into a 0.82 feet (25 cm) depth.
Explore the following pages for solutions to maximize space:
Space Organization - for tips and guide on managing your home interior space including space planning and storage ideas for odd spaces.
Home organization tips - for solutions and suggestions on getting organized at home and home storage ideas.
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