If you have outgrown your home, you might be thinking about moving to a bigger place, but is that really necessary?
If you love your current home and you don’t really want to move to a more expensive house, there are lots of things you can do to make more space and stay where you are…
It’s blindingly obvious, but the best way to make more space in your home is absolutely to get rid of any stuff you don’t really want or need. It can be difficult to declutter things, especially when they hold sentimental value to you, but if it means you can stay in the home you love and get more enjoyment out of it as a family, it has to be worth it, right?
Turn dead space into storage
Most homes have a lot of dead space that is just not being used for anything – alcoves being a prime example. So, a really easy way to get more space for your stuff is by turning that dead space into storage. Whether you fill it with bookshelves or turn it into a cupboard, it makes absolute sense to use any spare space you can when you need more room in your home.
Invest in hidden storage
Hidden storage such as beds and couches that contain space for sheets, clothing, and anything else you might want to store are great because they won’t take up any more space than the existing furniture, while also providing you with a place to hide some of your clutter away.
Switch to smaller furniture
On the subject of furniture, it is often a good idea to downsize in this department and buy slightly smaller beds and couches to free up some floor space and make your home feel less crowded. Biog couches and huge kingsize beds might feel decadent, but unless you really need them they are just taking up space that you could put to better use.
Get rid of the TV
If you have a big TV taking up a lot of space, along with the bulky TV unit, invest in the best home theatre projector you can afford, get rid of the TV, and replace it with a projector screen that will allow you to watch your favorite films and shw=ows in style but which can be packed away when not in use so you can reclaim the space.
Extending your home is usually cheaper than selling up and buying a house with the same amount of extra square footage, so it is definitely something you should think about exploring if you have the yard space to expand into and you don’t mind having the contractors in for a bit.
If you already have an attic or basement that isn’t being used, giving it a bit of a makeover so that it can be used as a bedroom, family room or whatever is also a really good way to make more spade, and it will probably be cheaper than a brand new extension too.
If you need more space in your home, then there is a good chance you can find it, and these ideas will absolutely help you with that, so what are you waiting for?