When you move into your first home there usually seems to be plenty of space. However, things change as the years go by. You acquire more furniture, your “You never know when it might be useful” pile gets bigger, and often little humans enter your life, together with an endless supply of toys.
All of this means that space can become something of a luxury. If you are tired of everyone in your home falling over each other, it’s time to make changes. You should start by checking out that pile we talked about; the one consisting of things that you never use but think you may do at some point. Be ruthless and have a clear out, you will be amazed at how much space you can create. Then, there are other things you can think about doing.
Use all storage options not just floor space
Do not forget that you have walls and ceilings in your home as well as floors. Using hooks and shelving to store items such as coats, bags and kids toys helps to keep everything tidy while also releasing the floor space that could be taken up with storage cabinets. You can even create shelving that hangs from the ceiling , for a cool, industrial look.
Change the look and style of your staircase
A traditional staircase can take up a lot of space. It can consist of a bulky wooden structure that you do not really need. Speak to experts like Active Metal about streamlined metal staircases that can revolutionize the look of your home as well as potentially releasing space for you to use.
Use shelving instead of cabinets in the kitchen
We have already looked at the benefits of using wall space for storage. This happens all the time in kitchens, but wall cabinets can take up a lot of space and they can make a small kitchen look cluttered and dark. This is why it’s often a good idea to replace at least some of the cabinets with open shelving. In addition to giving you more space, it also gives a fresh new look to one of the most important rooms in your home.
Create a kid zone
It may sound like creating a kid zone is going to take up more space, but this is not the case. Kids can take over an entire house if you let them; books in one room, toys in another, tablet on the kitchen table. Creating one place in your home where your kids can play and be messy means there is less mess in the rest of your home and that you start to feel as though you are getting some space back.
Knock down dividing walls
Knocking down walls can be a big job, and you need to know which walls you can choose to get rid of. Knocking down a structural wall will result in a lot of problems. However, stud walls can be knocked down, to turn a small kitchen and separate dining area into a spacious modern kitchen diner. Do not forget to get expert advice before you go ahead with this type of work.
Everyone needs space in their life, so it’s important to get creative and start making best use of every room in your property, to give your home the feeling of space that you are looking for.