Starting to feel like the walls are closing in on you? When you and your family don’t have enough space it can cause problems. Arguments over the bathroom every morning, not enough bedrooms and everyone living and working on top of each other- not good! If you don’t want to move, here are some options for making your home more spacious.
Re-Jig The Layout
Sometimes you can make better use of the space simply by reworking what you already have. Downstairs, knocking down walls to create a more open concept space can make everywhere feel much more roomy without adding anything extra. If you have large bedrooms upstairs, how about splitting one into too to give you an additional room? While you’ll be losing space here, if you have children who have grown up and need their own room or you want to add a home office it’s a cheaper way of doing it.
Get a Home Extension
If you simply don’t have enough room in your home and need additional space, a home extension is the best way to go. It’s not cheap and you’ll need planning permission, but if it’s a choice between moving and extending this way can allow you to keep your home. Extending to the side, front or back of the home can give you a larger living space downstairs and if you go with a double story extension you’ll get another bedroom and bathroom upstairs too.
Have a Conservatory Built
If you want to extend out but don’t want to splash out on a full extension, conservatories are a good choice. They’re less expensive and yet you still get a full extra ‘room’ to enjoy in your home. Whether you want an additional living space, a dining room or want to extend your kitchen in a way that lets in a whole lot of gorgeous natural light, this is the way to go about it. People have been put off building conservatories in the past due to them being cold in winter and warm in summer- not to mention them being poor energy wise due to losing a lot of heat in the home. However conservatory glass is now better than ever, and you can even have an ultra efficient conservatory roof fitted. Perfect for keeping it well insulated and the perfect temperature all year around.
Convert The Attic and Basement
Extending either up into the attic or down into the basement can give you a huge amount of additional space. In some houses these spaces are enormous so it’s a shame to waste them and let them be just storage for old junk. Basements make great games rooms or hangout spaces for teenagers. Nicely converted attics work well as home offices, guest bedrooms or you could even add an ensuite and turn it into a gorgeous master suite.
Do you feel like you need more space at home? Will you make any changes to your property?