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Four Ways to Increase Space in Your Home

By Brian, December 22, 2015

If your home has been feeling a little bit cramped lately, it’s no surprise that you’re looking for advice on how to make it more spacious. Thankfully, from small home to homes that are simply cluttered with belongings, there are different ways in which you can add extra space to your home and make it seem like you’ve got a bit more space. We’ve put together some of the best ways to make your home more spacious and stop feeling so cramped in your living area.

Determine Why Your Home is Cramped

Before you can figure out what needs to be done in order to gain some space in your home, you should figure out why it’s cramped. Is it simply because you have a small property and a growing family? Or, is your house a decent size, but so full of your belongings that there is barely any room to move? Or, is the way that your home is decorated actually causing it to look smaller inside than it actually is? Once you have decided what it is that is making your home feel small and cramped, it will be easier for you to make a decision on how to rectify the problem.

Home Additions

If your home is too small and your family is growing, there may be nothing for it but to have an extension built on your home to make some extra room. Adding an extension doesn’t only add physical space to your home, it can also add value if you plan to sell in the future. Extensions can be added to the ground or top floor of the home, and the room can be made into anything that you like, whether it be a bedroom, extra living area, or even a storage room.

Conversions

If you’re not keen on the idea of extending your home or don’t have room in the budget, converting your attic or garage into a room could be a great alternative solution. Garage and attic conversions often cost a lot less than adding an extension as there is no need to build a whole new structure. For more information on renovating areas of your home to convert them into an extra room, check out georgianreno.com.

Creating the Illusion of Space

If your home isn’t actually small structurally, it could just feel cramped and lacking in space due to the way it is decorated, laid out and a number of different factors. De-clutter your home by adding smart storage solutions, and decorate in light and airy colours to give the illusion of bigger rooms. Hanging large mirrors on the walls can also create the illusion of more space and help your rooms to feel more spacious and less cluttered and cramped. Consider the way that your furniture is arranged and see whether you are able to rearrange it in such a way that more space is added to your rooms.

Do you have any top tips for making a small and cluttered home more spacious? Let us know in the comments.

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