Is your family outgrowing your much-loved home? It can be a tough decision to leave a home and area you're attached to, even when you find yourself stuck for space. But what if you don't have to leave? Building extensions can be the perfect remedy to a small home. However, if that's not a possibility, there are other things you can do. These tips won't make your home footprint bigger, but they could make your house feel roomier. Creating a better functioning environment can give you more usable space, allowing you to stay put.
Add Floor Space with Clever Furniture
Necessity is the mother of invention. Designers have risen to the challenges of a growing world with limited living space by providing furniture that is multifunctioning. Beds that fold away are just one example—children in a small bedroom benefit from more floor space during the day when their bed can be unfolded at night. Cabin beds also free up floor space because you can move clothes and toy storage inside the footprint area of the bed. Combine dining tables that fold flat with foldable chairs you can store inside to get more space in the kitchen or dining room.
Utilise Dead Space with Custom Storage
Using efficient storage is the best way to free up space in your home. There are many ready-made storage cabinets designed to be placed in general areas of the home. However, you may have odd-shaped alcoves or areas of your home that traditional storage won't fit into. These areas are usually dead spaces (areas that you don't or can't use). If you can't find storage that fits into these spaces, consider having some custom made. Utilising dead space for storage with bespoke cabinets will allow you to remove storage from living areas, creating space where you need it most.
Create the Illusion of Space
If you're happy in your home but want it to feel bigger, try these simple but effective tricks. You can create the illusion of space by opting for furniture on legs. This allows your eyes to see more floor space making the room feel bigger. If you don't want to replace all your furniture, then check online for furniture legs. These can be picked up at low cost and added to lots of different pieces throughout your home.
Transparent furniture allows you to see more of a room and gives the impression of space. In small rooms that feel closed in, this is an excellent solution that allows you to keep the furniture you need without the room feeling crowded.
Mirrors are an excellent and cheap way to make rooms feel bigger. A mirror placed on a wall opposite a window or door will not only bounce light around, but the reflections will make the room appear larger. Mirrored furniture will have the same effect and is perfect for small halls and bedrooms that don't have a lot of natural light. Small kitchens and bathrooms can also be made to look bigger with mirrored tiling, which adds depth and light.
If you do decide that building extensions are the way to go, contact a company like Destin Constructions to get started.