Creating More Space At Home Without Moving House*
If you feel like you are outgrowing your home, even if it’s in a good state of repair, it can feel like you want to move out, just for more space. But the good news is that you can do some things to your home to make better use of the space that you have got. Moving house can be a long and expensive process, so think about it like this; don’t move, improve!
With some smart design, clever storage, and changing things up a little, you can create much more space in your home than you already have. But where to start? Here is a quick breakdown of some of the things that you could do to make the space in your home work better for you.
Create Multifunctional Space
Having separate rooms for absolutely everything can be amazing, if you’ve got the space! If you are aiming for this in a smaller home, then you’re going to struggle and then get frustrated. So create multifunctional spaces in the home instead. Can you add in a breakfast bar and stools in the kitchen to make a kitchen diner, for example? You could then make a space in the dining room for kids toys, so that it works as a playroom when not being used as a dining room? Just get creative with the needs that your family has, and you’ll be surprised at all of the space that you’ve created.
Extend the Home
Financially, an extension is going to add value to the home, and be cheaper than the costs of moving home. So could something like an orangery or a garage conversion work in your home? The latter, with some new tilt doors could create a whole new extra space that could be a family room, games room, or playroom. If you have space like a garage that is normally just used for storage, then you could store the items in a better way, and use the space for something that a growing family would need.
Store in Dead Space
Even in smaller homes, there will be some dead space that could be used. Think about the top of kitchen cabinets, under the stairs, and hallways and landings, for instance. Is there some space in these areas that is empty? Could some shelves be put up or a new piece of storage furniture added in to make the most of the space? You don’t want to overcrowd the home, so if you are lacking storage, then it can be a good idea to see what is taking up the space and seeing what is worth keeping or not.
Having some furniture in the home that has multiple functions can be really helpful for space. Think about ottoman beds, for example, they can be for storage as well as for sleeping. Sofa beds can be a good example of it too. You don’t need to have a guest room if people can use a sofa bed when there are guests over, for instance. Anything that can be used in more than one way is going to be a good thing.