Add More Space To Your Home With These Tips

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Add More Space To Your Home With These Tips

Many homeowners find themselves needing more space in their homes. Some choose to move, whereas others choose to stay and make changes. Moving may not be the best decision in the way that the world is at the moment, therefore, it is important to try and find ways you can achieve more space in your current home. 

If you look at the following tips you may be surprised by how much space you can find or create rather than having to complete a big move: 

Have A Close Look At The Space You Have Got 

Rather than jumping to the conclusion that you have no more space in your home and you need to move to a bigger property, you need to look at what space you have got. This doesn’t mean looking at the space you are currently using. You need to look further than that. That means looking up, down, and out. Your existing space. Going up could be a loft conversion, down could be looking at ways to convert your basement into a liveable space, and out could be adding an extension to the front, back, or side of your home. It’s all about finding the most cost-effective way of creating more space in the house/land that you already have. 

You may be surprised by how much room you can create in your existing home, especially if you use all three. You should also re-look at how storage spaces are used in your home. For example, is under the stairs put to good use and are you using floor-to-ceiling in your cupboards for storage? 

Assess How You Are Using Your Space 

If you haven’t already done it, you need to look at how you are using your living spaces now. Do you have underutilized spaces, clutter lying around, and areas of your home that just haven’t been touched? Then there is room for improvement and ways to make more space. 

Landings, conservatories, corridors, hallways, and stairways are all great examples of space that isn’t used well. However, you should also make sure you look at the size of all your rooms and how they are used. For example, if you have a large living room and a separate dining room, could you combine the two spaces and create an empty room that could be used for a home office or gym space? Or are your bedrooms big enough for your children to share and for you to use a room upstairs as a playroom or family room? 

Having a ‘dump it’ room or a garage that is just a tip are other examples of seriously underutilized spaces in the home. 

Consider Open-Plan Living 

This is something that has become really popular in recent years and it is for a very good reason. Open-plan living means that you are using more of your space in a practical way. However, it’s not to everybody’s taste. When you overlap your zones it not only makes your space look streamlined and bigger but also means you are providing more physical space. 

Removing staircases, doorways, and walls from smaller unused rooms can help you to create more livable space and add more light to your home. If you have three small rooms downstairs that don’t all get used, turning this into one big space can do wonders. If you’re not a fan of open-plan living, you could always do it by knocking two rooms into one and then leaving the others to be separate. A great example of this is to knock your kitchen and dining room into one big space but still have a segregated living room. 

Look At The Structure 

Sometimes your home can feel smaller because it’s not as practical as it can be. For example, light switches or power sockets are just not in the right spots and it means your rooms don’t flow the right way. For example, you might be forced to have a side table in the one corner of your room because it’s the only access to a plug, or your bed might have to be on the one wall because it’s the only way both sides of the bed have a socket or light. Making small changes like installing extra sockets or relocating them can make all the difference to how you use your home and give you more space. 

Using these tips you should be able to add more space to your home. Do you know any other tips that might help? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below. 


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