Most of us relish the thought of having more space. Here are the best ways to increase space in your home (without knocking down any walls!).
As you can imagine, transforming a flat in London into a castle is no easy fit. In fact, we can go as far as saying it is quantifiably impossible. That, however, doesn’t mean that you can’t have the kind living space you want just because you are stuck paying rent for a puny flat. Although you will not be living like a King, with all that walking square footage, you can greatly expand what you already have into liveable space you can enjoy with your family. Here are some tips on the best ways to increase space in your home (without knocking down any walls!)
Create room outside
If you have a flat that has a balcony, or you live in a house that has a front and back yard, then you can greatly increase your living space by thinking outside the box. As things stand now, almost everything you have in your house has a counterpart that is designed to withstand the elements. You can get:
- Patio furniture for your front yard.
- Build an outdoor kitchen with some sitting space.
- Build a bar in your back yard.
The options are quite numerous. You just need to be a little creative and ready to invest some money in the renovations as well as additions.
Get rid of clutter
You will be surprised at how much we have in our homes that we do not need. One of the best ways to clear out clutter from your home is to think in monetary terms. I can assure you that there is someone out there willing to buy most of your stuff. Take an inventory of all that you have and decide what need to go. Once you have a list of all the things you do not use on a daily basis, put them up for sale online or hold a yard sale. This helps you bring in some cash while you clear up some living space.
Repurpose your rooms
Do you really need that dining room? How about that entire kitchen or that storage space? In many cases, you will find that most rooms are not really made use of as per their designation. One of the best ways to create more living space in your house is to repurpose the rooms you hardly use into something useful. Make that dining room your home office or the garage a den for you and the boys.
Create new rooms
You can finish the attic or restructure your basement into an additional bedroom. Provided you get the required permits, you can convert any room in your house into liveable space that could either be rented out or used by family members in addition to what you already have within the house.
With all these options, you do not have to break down any walls. All you have to do is use a bit of imagination and some restructuring.