Saturday, 30 April 2022

Need More Room? Here Are Some Ways To Add Space Without Moving House

If your home is small and compact enough that you are considering packing up and moving, hold off on that decision. We might be able to come up with a few alternatives that are a lot less complicated - and far less expensive - than a property transfer.

Any interior designer will tell you that the best way to make a little house feel roomy enough for you and your family is to do a thorough clean-out, make wise use of available space, and employ clever storage solutions to maximise your space. A number of these will be discussed more in this post.


Make your current rooms more functional by repurposing them.

A perfect world would be one in which we had enough space for everything, but unless you have the means to purchase a large house, this is not always possible for us. Think of combining the activities of two rooms into a single area if space is an issue. This will ensure that you have enough space to accommodate your needs. That unused space in your bedroom, for example, could be suitable for conversion into a home office. In addition to serving as a garage, it might also serve as a utility room, and so on. Don’t ignore the possibility of quality outdoor rooms either; they can make superb chill out rooms or home office spaces.

Increase the amount of storage you have.

Is it not true that you have Kallax units and storage bins all over the place? While they are excellent for storing items, take a look around your home to see if there are any other unique methods to increase your storage capacity. Some bizarre ideas may be found on Pinterest, but more practical suggestions include adding closets or storage beneath your stairs, putting over the door shelves or hooking up racks, and recycling the empty space above your steps. These are ideal for keeping items that you do not need to access on a regular basis, such as paperwork.

Take a look at micro-homes for inspiration.

You know when you stroll through IKEA and 'ooh' and 'aah' over how they have the room setups? After all, why not take inspiration from those who have gone before us? They reveal some wonderful ideas for structuring your furniture and exploiting the tiny spaces of your home. You may also check out Pinterest and look at how the little flats make the greatest use of their 'bijou' dwellings.

Make the most of your available space in your loft.

Most of us have a loft, but we very rarely use it in the best way. Sure, it may need some upgrading to make it into a room, but a loft conversion is a lot cheaper than moving house if you need extra space! If it isn't a practical option at the time, you may board the room out and construct loft ladders for simple and quick access.

Repurpose the unused parts

Look at your hallways and corridors and landings - very much of all them can be utilised for storage in some fashion, whether it is unique cupboards and cabinets built into wall activity or, as we indicated above, shelving above the stairs. You simply need to think a little bit outside of the box for some excellent ideas.

You don't have to change house to obtain additional room. A good ol' declutter (think Marie Kondo - if stuff doesn't offer you joy or serve a purpose, get rid!) With some creative thinking, you will have the space that you need.

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