Collaborative Post | When it comes to property, we all instinctively understand that bigger is better. On the whole, living in a mansion is preferable to living in a bedsit, because a mansion offers more space in which to live.
Many of us are willing to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds in order to move to a bigger home or to put an extension on our existing homes. In some cases, it’s possible to generate more space in your existing property, without doing any building work at all.
Let’s take a look at several of the most effective ways to generate space.
Look at the garden
The chances are good that you’re storing items in your house that could just as easily be kept in the garden. Bicycles, chemical supplies, and rarely-used kitchen appliances can all be transferred to a handy shed, freeing up room in your home.
Convert the loft
You might have already gotten into the habit of throwing unwanted cardboard boxes up into your loft. But you might get even more from the space by converting it – either into a specialised storage area with shelves or into a liveable space. You might convert the loft into an extra guest bedroom, a home office, or a games room. Loft spaces can be a little bit awkward, thanks to the angle of the ceiling. Here’s where a fitted wardrobe can make the most of the space. We’ll have more on that shortly.
Add an extension
Actually expanding your property, as we’ve noted, is a surefire way to generate extra space. You might create an extension around the back of the property, around the side, or even as an outbuilding at the bottom of the garden. When planning your extension, you should think about the entire floor plan of the property, rather than thinking about the new additions in isolation.
Consider multi-use furniture
Your choice of furniture will have a big say in how much room you have on a micro level. Think about items that can serve multiple functions. In the living room, you might have items that can serve as tables, chairs, and footrests. Creative storage is usually enormously effective. Think about ottoman beds, which can be lifted to reveal masses of storage space. Getting made-to-measure wardrobes and other fitted furniture will also help you to avoid wasted space around the rear of your property.
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