1.22.2018

Making more space at home. Three options to consider

We are in full flow of winter right now, which often means that we are more inclined to stay in the warmth and comfort of our homes. Choosing to enjoy relaxing in front of the tv or reading a book instead of braving cold conditions going out for walks and being outside. However, what this does is really open your eyes to your home and how you use the space you have. You can begin to notice things like clutter, how much space you have or how you might want to use your home moving forward. Many of us would agree that we all want to make the most of the space that we do have in our home, so I thought that now would be an ideal time to share with you some of the options you could consider to do just that.


Taking any work out of the home

These days more people are choosing to set up their very own businesses or decide to go freelance in some of the areas that they are skilled in. It can actually be a very lucrative decision to try and balance your work and home life better than you could being employed. But, having a home based role could then make it quite difficult to differentiate between work and home life, making you feel that you are never off the clock. Of course, dedicating a space in your home can be the answer, but sometimes it is worth moving your home-based business outside in to a purpose built building or an office space. A quick look online for search terms like local movers around me could highlight a service that would make this transition easy and affordable. Creating more space in your home for other focuses in your life.


Consider investing in extensions

Another option would be to consider investing in an extension to your property. While this can be a pricey option, if you have the space, it could be a worthy investment as it might dramatically increase the value of your home. A single storey extension could give you the benefit of more living space, where as a first floor extension could offer more bedroom space. It is always worth looking into your options but you may need to get the relevant permissions and building regulations before taking this option any further.

Changing the use of a room

We can often conform to how we think we should use our home, especially when we have viewed it in a particular way. But if a room was once a dining room, who says it needs to be that? It is still in theory a room with four walls, a door and a window. Changing the use of rooms, for example, turning a living room or dining room into an office or playroom. Adding a living space with a sofa in your kitchen instead of a table, could suit you and your family more and create more usable space within the parameters of your home.

I hope that this has given you some options to consider to help create more space in your home.

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