When it comes to making the most of your space, don’t skip the basics.
For instance, when you’re designing a new kitchen, make sure your sink is designed to take up more than one cup, and that you don’t put anything in it that could leak or leak out, like coffee grounds or even toilet paper.
Also, don the tiniest bit of paint or other hardwood floors or wood-paneled surfaces that might leak and cause a leak.
And if you’re looking to improve your home’s overall efficiency, think twice before adding a second-floor bathroom or bedroom.
The trick, says Tom Pazkala, the vice president of product marketing at Ikea, is to “think big and bold and then make smart choices.”
“We know that a home that’s not energy efficient can also be expensive and time-consuming,” he said.
The good news: Ikea has a great range of energy-efficient kitchen and bathroom products, which can be installed as a part of a complete remodel.
Here’s how to get started.