We've used a similar corner shelving unit to create space in a small 7 by 9 ft room. It's a great, easy shelving solution for small spaces (although installing it was a bit tricky as the walls weren't plumb.
If you’re low on square footage, a wall-mounted desk or built-in work surface can be a great space-saving solution, providing roughly the same work area with a smaller footprint. See our favorite wall-mounted desks no
One of our favorite space-saving tricks for a small apartment is the wall-mounted desk. A wall-mounted desk is an easy way to add a work area that takes up a fraction of the space occupied by a traditional floor-bound desk — and it results in a lot less v