Just because your home isn’t as vast and roomy as you’d like it to be, that doesn’t mean there aren’t things you can do to make the most of it. Give these tips a try.
Make the Home Bigger
Before you start to think about how you can make the most of the room you have in the home, you should consider making the home bigger. The easiest way to get more room is to build more room! Having said that, it’s not a solution for everyone because of the cost and work involved with it.
Find a good custom builder who can come in and do the work you want done. Make sure they’re flexible and are prepared to listen to your plans. There’s nothing worse than hiring a builder who thinks he knows what you want better than you do. If you hire an affordable and reliable builder, the work should be done in a few months.
Get Creative with the Layout
The layout of your home is the main reason why small rooms feel small. Even a tiny room can be made to feel more roomy if the layout is creative. There are all kinds of tricks that can be employed to make the most of the space you have. It’s all about thinking outside the box and shunning conventional thought.
You could use the space above the door frames to add shelves. Or hang your bike on the wall rather than have it clogging up the hallway. A small space doesn’t have to be limiting. It gives you the chance to come up with new solutions. So, treat is a challenge rather than a hindrance.
Use Multi-Purpose Furniture
Every piece of furniture has a use and a purpose, but why should it only have one? If you use pieces of furniture that can be used in multiple ways, you should find that you have a lot more space to play with. There are lots of examples of furniture that can be used in multiple ways. You can even use your DIY skills to adapt furniture.
For example, does your bed double up as a place to store items in the bedroom? Many bed frames now come with gaps and spaces in the bottom of them that can be used to store items. Some modern designs are even made in a way that makes them perfect for storing books and other things in.
What use is a kitchen that’s barely big enough to cook in. Whenever you’re making changes to your home, you need to combine style with function. If a home isn’t designed in a way that allows you to use the space as it should be used, you won’t be getting the most from the room you have at your disposal.
The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the home. And anyone who has tried to cook in a tiny kitchen will know how frustrating it can be. So, one way to make the room more functional and use the room most wisely is to knock through to the dining room and create one large open room.