Secrets to creating more room in the home
If you’re feeling a bit claustrophobic in your home then there are some small changes that you can make to help you feel a less like you’re in a confined space. Your home is the place that you spend most of your time, so make sure that it feels as comfortable as you can make it. People don’t work hard all week to go home and feel like they are in a small box. Break free and make some space!
Clear out – Okay, first things first. You must get rid of all of the unused items in your home. That hobby you gave up 10 years ago – why do you still have the equipment hoarding all that space? All those clothes that you haven’t worn in years? Get it onto eBay and make yourself some money.
Inherited a huge dining table from a friend who didn’t need it anymore but you never use it? Get rid of it now! There is absolutely no need for all of this clutter taking up vital space around your home. If you don’t use it, get rid unless it has real sentimental value. Even the things that you’re keeping for memory sake, if you really can’t bear to lose it, then at least store it away somewhere.
Move Furniture – Sometimes just having a little reshuffle will make a room feel a whole lot bigger. From tables to settees, see what you can do when you move things around a little bit. If you have spare chairs ‘just in case you have visitors’, get them moved into storage or get rid. If you have a party then you can organize emergency chairs, no need to hoard chairs on a just in case basis.
Get an extension – Having an extension built doesn’t have to cost as much as you think it might do. Get some quotes from different companies to get an idea of what prices you are looking at. If you have land around your property that you can use, then use it! You can even have an outdoor building constructed like the ones at Armstrong Steel. The family will be fighting over it for their games room/man cave/office space. You could even just opt for a shed, to allow you to store more items such as bikes and tools that are taking up space somewhere else.
Be clever with your decorating – If you have a small room that isn’t necessarily filled with furniture but feels small anyway, it might be that the décor is making it feel small. There are lots of ways to make a room feel bigger without having to have any construction work done. The right decorating can open up a room and make it feel vaster as well as giving it a fresh feel of a newly decorated room.
Some people think that moving home is the only option when their current home has started to feel too small but it doesn’t have to come to that. With some creativity, you can make your home feel like you moved into a larger version!