Do you feel like you’re constantly tripping over toys or has the half-hour wait for the bathroom in the morning become tiresome? Many of us find ourselves in a situation where we run out of space, usually because we’ve welcomed new additions to the family. If you’ve run out of room, you might be thinking about moving, but there are alternatives that might offer a solution if you’d rather stay put.
Extending and converting
If you don’t mind taking on a renovation project and you’re keen to maximise living space and add value to your home, it’s worth considering either extending the property or converting an attic, basement or outbuilding. Depending on how much space you have at the back or side of the house and the ceiling height and size of the loft, you could add an extension or transform your attic or basement. With a loft conversion, you could create an en suite bedroom, a den for teens, a workspace or a studio while basements make brilliant kitchen-diners, games rooms, playrooms and home gyms. Extensions are ideal for those looking to increase the size of kitchens and living rooms and they can also make room for an office or playroom.
If you are toying with the idea of renovating your home, it’s a great idea to contact local building firms and architects, get some quotes and explore different options and ideas. Always take the time to read reviews and testimonials and ask friends, colleagues and neighbours for recommendations.
A lack of storage space is an incredibly common problem for homeowners. If you’ve got too much stuff, you might feel like your home is messy or that your living areas are cramped. There are various options to consider when it comes to improving storage. The first is using a storage facility for anything that you don’t have space to store, as well as items that you want to keep but don’t currently want to display. If you have furniture, rugs, paintings or chairs, for example, and you don’t want to throw them away, you can store them safely and free up valuable space at home. You can also add storage in every room by making use of the wall space and buying versatile furniture. Make a feature of shelving units, hang floating shelves and search for chests, TV units, side tables and beds that offer storage. You can also use tubs, baskets, crates and pots to store small items in bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms.
Adding an external structure
Garden rooms are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people work from home. Garden rooms, log cabins and summerhouses make a fantastic investment for those who want to enhance the visual appeal of their garden and create usable space both indoors and outdoors. You can use external structures for work or hobbies, create a gym or art studio or add a shed for storage. By doing this, you’ll free up room inside and add value to your home.
Have you run out of room at home? Moving house may be an option, but if you love your home, there are alternatives to consider.