It is only natural that at some point in our lives we find we are outgrowing the space in our homes. It could be due to a growing family, accumulating items over the years, or simply your home doesn’t accommodate you in the way you need it to, or it did when you first moved in. Choosing to move homes can be a tremendous upheaval and not to mention expensive too.
That doesn’t mean you can adapt where you are currently living to make your homework for you and grow as you need it to. In fact, there are many different things you can do to create more space in our home and fall in love with it all over again!
If you own your own home, why not consider having an extension built to create more space in your home. Consider adding a single story extension or even a double-story extension if planning permission allows it. Think about exactly where in your home you need the extra space and how you can accommodate your existing layout. Popular building plans include extending the kitchen area to free up the existing kitchen for an additional room/office/playroom. Before taking the plunge, make sure to thoroughly check out builders in your area to be confident you have gotten the right company for the job.
The devil is in the detail, as they say. Take the time to really look into how and where you can create storage space and utilize every corner in your home. Be it hidden storage thanks to ottomans, storage seats, or toy boxes. Consider investing in purpose build fixtures and fittings such as wardrobes and cabinets that not only enhance your home but are entirely created and styled for your exact needs.
Consider hiding your ‘stuff’ in plain sight by adding smart shelving to your walls and create a feature point by combining style and functionality.
Have a clear-out
If your issue is not having enough space in our home, consider looking at the reason why you need the space. Then be as ruthless as possible and get rid of everything you feel you no longer need or want. An excellent tip for sorting clothing is to organize your closet by placing all coat hangers the same way. Then when you wear something, turn the hook in the opposite direction. If, after a month or two, you still have hangers facing the original way, you will know what you are and aren’t wearing thus making it easier to have a clear out.
So before you head to the property listings make sure you have taken a good look around your home and come up with a way to help you create more space in our home and see if you can create a home that works for you in the way you need it to for now and for the future.