8 ideas for creating space in your home

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Love your home but longing for a little more space? Whether you’re wanting to add a bedroom, extend your living room or just be savvier with better storage, here are a few tricks for enhancing your home’s space:

Convert your loft

When was the last time you went into your loft? For most people, this is just a forgotten space to store old family photos and Christmas decorations, but by reclaiming your attic, you can add a brand new room AND value to your home. Almost every loft can be converted, so if you want to increase your living space or create an extra bedroom, it’s worth speaking with an experienced company to discuss your ideas. The type of loft conversion you can have depends on your property type and
local planning application permissions, but professional conversion specialists will be able to discuss this with you to design your dream attic space.

Extend

An extension is one of the best ways to gain space easily – without needing to endure the cost and stress of moving. An extension could see you creating a larger kitchen or open plan living space or even adding a bedroom and/or bathroom while also increasing your property’s value in the process. Your choice of a one or two storey extension needs planning to suit your requirements and to meet local authority’s guidelines. That’s why it’s important to use a recommended company, to make sure
your space perfectly fits your needs, as well as the legal requirements necessary.

Open up your space

Renovating your home gives plenty of options for making space. Be it opening up a hallway or one room, to improving the layout to make your ground floor flow, re-figuring your space, using the help of knowledgeable craftsmen, can really change the way you use your home.

Create your ideal kitchen layout

Let’s face it, we spend so much time in our kitchens – from making breakfast to cooking with the kids – so it’s vital that this space works. Whether you need more storage, want to create an open plan living/kitchen room or require ideas to make the most of your kitchen, there are plenty of ways to do this – kitchen experts will be able to advise the best options for your home.

Beautify your bathroom

Did you know that little things like tiling your bathroom’s wall and floor with the same tiles and using smaller spot lighting can give the illusion of more room? Perhaps you’re considering adding a space-saving corner bath or even turning your sanctuary into a multi-functional wet room – both great options for adding useable space. With a little thought, it’s easy to make your bathroom appear bigger and work better for your needs.

Use your garage

A recent survey by the RAC found that 53% of homes in the UK had garages, but only 24% of these were actually using them to store their car in. This means there’s thousands of garages throughout the country not being used to their full potential. Sound familiar? If you have an unloved garage, you could convert yours into a bedroom, home office, snug, play room… the list goes on! If you are in need of extra space, then a garage conversion is a great option to consider. When a garage conversion is done correctly, it can be a very cost-effective and practical way to utilise unused space.

 

Get out in the garden

From outside living spaces to home offices, games rooms to gyms or even a place for granny to stay in, a garden room offers plenty of inexpensive options for creating spaces. It’s the ideal solution for those that don’t have the ability of converting a loft or garage or being able to extend.

Savvy storage

With a growing family comes an expanding need for storage. For bedrooms, built in wardrobes can provide plenty of space to hide away clothes, toys and clutter, letting you easily store away signs of chaotic family life. Forget being a dumping ground for bags and shoes, under stair coves can surprisingly offer lots of storage solutions, including being a perfect place for new cupboards or bespoke cabinets, while cleverly designed kitchen cupboards can work harder, allowing surfaces to remain clear. Getting your storage sorted is a simple, yet effective, way to reviving space in your home.

 

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