Extra space is something that it seems everyone wants in their home. No matter whether the house you chose was the right size when you first moved in, as time goes on and your family grows, or your work situation changes and you now need a home office, or you just have more ‘stuff’ to fit inside, creating extra space can seem like a great idea.
There are several ways you can do this, and it will depend on your budget, time frame, and how much space you need as to which option you choose. Read on to find out more.
Build An Extension
Next to moving house, building an extension will be the most expensive option and the one that is most disruptive to your current way of living. However, it’s also the one that will give you the most space – you’ll get a whole room (and maybe more than one room depending on how large the extension will be) out of it.
An extension isn’t going to be ideal for everyone, especially if your budget is tight, but if this is the route you decide to go down, don’t forget that you’ll often need planning permission. This can become more difficult to obtain when there are trees and other environmental issues to consider, so it’s wise to have the experts at Arbtech help you with advice and information.
If you don’t have a lot of space due to the number of items within your home, you’ll have a couple of options. The first is to dispose of those items in some way, either selling them, taking them to the tip, or giving them away to a charity shop, for example. The second option is putting these items into self-storage.
Although this latter idea will cost you more money, and certainly won’t make you any money like the other idea can, you can clear space and keep all your belongings, making it a popular choice.
Humans can be exceptionally sentimental when it comes to things they have collected through the years, and even if those things serve no purpose and are just taking up space, keeping them can be much easier than disposing of them entirely. Self-storage works because the items won’t be in your home, but you’ll still have access to them whenever you want.
Change The Purpose Of Your Rooms
Apart from the kitchen and bathroom, there is really no reason why you have to use what the previous owners called a living room as a living room or a bedroom as a bedroom. If you want a big, grand bedroom and the living room will offer you that space, take it. Your living room can be in the dining room or upstairs in the master bedroom, or anywhere else.
Certain conventions abound when it comes to using rooms in specific ways, but these are not set in stone, and if you want to change things around, there are no rules that say you can’t. Make your home into what you want it to be and you’ll feel much better for it.
Using mirrors in strategic places throughout your home won’t make your room physically bigger. However, it will make the room feel bigger, and sometimes this is the best way to handle this particular issue.
Mirrors will brighten the room, taking away shadows and giving the illusion of more space. If you can declutter as well, then adding mirrors can make a surprising amount of difference, and it won’t cost you a lot either.