Extending your home can cost a lot of money, not to mention the hassle of having to get planning permission. You have to hire the right builders who are good at what they do and aren’t going to disappear or take twice as long to finish the job as you thought they would. This can be a headache too.
Luckily, help is at hand as there are some easier ways of making your home look bigger and improving your space without having to resort to drastic or costly measures. Here are some tips on making your home feel bigger without extending.
This can sound obvious, but it is surprising how much clutter people leave lying around the house. This gets worse the longer they live there too. Choose a free weekend and de-clutter. Throw away everything you don’t need and make some space. You will be surprised how big your home will feel after a good clear-out.
Getting clever with storage space can create a lot of room and there are lots of ways to do this. For example, invest in a bed with drawers and you won’t need a storage chest. This will create a lot of floor space. Similarly, overhead storage gets bulky furniture off the floor while giving you much more room.
A lot of people don’t need a bigger home; they just need to utilise their space better to make the most of it. For example, if you have a bath in your home and you only take showers, you could consider getting rid of the tub and installing a shower instead. This will free up a lot of space and your bathroom will look much bigger. Check out nonpareilsolutions.co.uk for some great bathroom ideas.
If you want to make your kitchen look bigger, then an idea that is very popular at the moment is to get rid of the bulky kitchen table and install a kitchen island instead. This will give you a great seating option, but the space can be used for storage and workspace instead.
Like many people, you might be guilty of using one room for one purpose. Doing this can soon start to make your home feel cramped. For example, it may be that you work from home more than you used to and are finding space quite cramped at the kitchen table. You do have a guest bedroom, but you don’t want to change that space as you frequently have overnight guests. However, one option might be to put a desk and some storage units in the spare bedroom so that when you don’t have guests over, you can use it as an office. Doubling up your space like this can make your home feel much bigger and mean that the solution to your space issues is cheaper to solve than you think.
There are lots of clever ways to create space in your home without costing you the earth. Try some of these ideas for yourself and see how much difference they make.