If you have run out of space in your existing home, then moving is the obvious solution until you start adding up the costs. Your space may have been great for you before you had kids or started working from home more, but if your circumstances have changed, the chances are your home requirements have changed too. However, you can increase the size of your home without having to move and doing so can save you a lot of money. Here’s how to do it.
If you don’t use your loft very often you could still use the space by having your loft converted. Depending on the size of your loft this could give you an extra bedroom or even two. However, this depends on the size you want the rooms to be and the shape of the roof. Low slope roofing solutions are available from Wildwood Roofing and Construction, and this will help you to maximize your roof space.
If you have a large garden, then losing some of this to an extension could be the answer to your problems. Your budget or how much room you want to take up may make a difference to the type of extension you could have. Many people use the space to add a bedroom, dining room, or playroom. Another great option if you live in a house is to have a two-story extension built. This will give you space upstairs as well as downstairs. However, this is more expensive, so it is best to crunch the numbers and get some quotes before you start.
If your garage is attached to the house but you tend to park on the driveway, then this space could be going to waste. A garage conversion can give you a fabulous new dining room or bedroom depending on the layout of your existing home, and it can save you a lot of money compared to the cost of moving.
Many people use their basement as storage and collect a lot of junk down there. If you think you could de-clutter your basement and leave yourself with some space, then it is worth considering doing this rather than moving. As long as your basement is of a sufficient height to stand up in it can be a great way to gain space. Many people use their basement as a living room, home office, or a playroom for the kids.
If you want to create the illusion of space rather than going through the hassle of renovating your home, you could always use some strategically placed mirrors. Of course, this won’t increase your physical space, but it can open up your existing space and make your home look bigger and brighter. Best of all, it doesn’t have to cost very much.
Use these tips to increase the size of your home and save yourself the cost and hassle of having to move.