Manufacturers today are creating products with less-is-more idea in mind.
Home furnishings are far lighter and far more space conserving now than they ever have been.
So this strategy was never needed in past since our predecessors had an entirely different way of life.
Less busy. Less complicated in specific areas, and so on.
But that is clearly not case today.
When you recognize that you want something from this day forward you can easily offer your home best space possible by considering whether you can furnish your home with an item on Level 3 first.
And if it is not possible on that level, drop down a level until it is possible to furnish your home on that specific level.
Take for example, a television.
------------------- Level 1: Floor ------------------- You know your home can easily be furnished with a television using Level 1.
And your most space conservative item to mount a television on is a pedestal tv stand, or a tv pole that extends from floor to ceiling.
When you use Level 1 you want to be certain to brainstorm for most space conserving way to use your floor space.
You'll want to find smallest, yet most reliable item that you can find that will do job.
And when you are able to find this type of item, it is so good at space conserving that Level 1 almost gives you same advantages that Level 2 does.
For example, if you were to use a tv pole to put your tv on. The pole itself takes up so little floor space and mounts tv in midair that it's similar to furnishing your home with a tv using Level 2.
Level 1 will always take up floor space and interfere with your walking zone.
The best you can do with Level 1 is get an item that uses as little floor space as possible and interferes with your walking zone as little as possible.
------------------ Level 2: Wall ------------------
These days with lcds and plasma tvs, you even know that your home can be furnished with television using Level 2.
And your most space conservative item to mount your television on is a tv wall mount. But not only can lcds and plasmas be mounted on wall, your average television can be too.
There are dozens of wall mounts out there that mount regular tvs. But tv wall mounts may be something that has never surfaced to your mind.