It’s no secret that the number one thing we crave when it comes to our homes is extra space. Whether it’s additional living space or more places to store away our bits and bobs, we all dream of having more space in our homes. While sometimes the only option is to move house, other times adding extra space to your home doesn’t have to involve a stressful house move.
To give you some simple ideas for adding more space to your home, I thought I would put together this guide. Hopefully, these ideas will allow you to make your home look and feel more spacious.
Keep your home clutter-free
The number one reason properties feel small is because they’re packed full of unnecessary clutter. If you have lots of bits and bobs in your home that you no longer need, the space is going to feel much smaller than it is.
To ensure that your home doesn’t look over full, have regular clear outs. Don’t hold on to items that you no longer need, only keep things that you have a use for. Remember, the more you have in your home, the smaller it will seem.
Take advantage of all storage space
When it comes to storage space, make sure to take advantage of every inch. When it comes to storage in our homes, a lot of us make the mistake of not using it properly. However, if we want to keep our homes feeling spacious, we need to take advantage of storage.
This means being organised with how we store items. Cramming any old rubbish into a space is never a good idea. Instead, we should be neatly storing items, ensuring that we are taking full advantage of all storage space.
Add extra space with an extension
If you have the money and can get the planning permission, adding an extension is the perfect way to increase the size of your home. However, it’s important to realise that extensions can be incredibly expensive. While an extension will give you the extra space you crave, it may also cost a lot to make.
Another option is to look at orangeries and conservatories. These are a great option as they give you the extra space that you need, and are quick to erect, and affordable too. You may still need planning permission, depending on where you live. However, compared to an extension, these are a much quicker and more cost-effective option.
Hang mirrors strategically
If you can’t create more space, what you can do is give the illusion of a larger space. The best way to do this is by decorating in neutral colours - the lighter, the better, and hanging mirrors strategically.
Believe it or not, a few well thought out mirrors hung around your home can give the space the illusion of being a much larger than it is. This might not increase the space that you have, but it will make your home look and feel larger.
So there you have it, all the best ways to create more space in your home!
I'd love to know if you have any thoughts of your own, so please drop me a comment below.