Space-saving ideas you should try before renovating
Have you decided to renovate your home? Before you do, you may want to read this article first. So put down that hammer and see how you can save space in your home without renovating.
Add furniture with storage
Before renovating your home, you should look to see if you can replace any of your furniture with furniture that includes storage. This option is much cheaper than renovating your home and it will make it look more spacious instantly.
You can add storage to your home with under bed storage, ottomans, mirrors with storage and so much more. This is one of the cheapest fixes you can add to your home, and it can make a big difference too.
You don’t have to buy brand new either, you can go to garage sales or look online for second-hand items. This will keep your costs down further.
Create a loft
When you mention creating a loft, most people think of going into an attic, now that is one option. However, you can also build a loft-style bedroom if you have high ceilings. This option may not be suitable for those with children but if there are no children then this is a great way of making more out of the room you have.
Creating a loft bedroom isn’t too expensive and it beats renovating your home and adding on new bedrooms.
Create multi-purpose rooms
If you have run out of room in your home, combining a few rooms is a great option. For example, you may have a separate room for an office and a bedroom but in most cases, these can be combined.
Combining a bedroom and an office will then give you a whole new room that you can use to keep some of your clutter. Some readers may not want to combine rooms, that’s ok. If you have to work from home but could do with the free space, you could consider hiring a coworking space.
A coworking space will allow you to work from and will free up space in your home. Depending on where you live, a coworking space could cost as much as a few coffees a day.
Build shelves into the wall
Shelving will take clutter away from your home as it gives everything its place. It also keeps your items off of surfaces which tends to make your home look messier than it is.
In most homes, there will be spaces in the wall that aren’t being used. If you install shelves in these places you will give yourself more storage space.
Shelving is really cheap and you can watch Youtube videos on how to install shelves so you won’t need help from a contractor which means shelving is cheap and easy to install.
If you have tried most of the above and you still don’t have space in your room it could be time to put some of your older items in Storage.
We caught up with Scott from Pink Storage Cardiff and he said
“People think of storage as something you use when you are moving home, but many of our customers use it to have extra space in their homes. Storage is much cheaper than adding onto your home and more convenient than moving.”
We agree with Scott, storage is cheap enough and simple to use, it’s also an effective solution if you need to keep your items somewhere and don’t want them to get damaged. Storage facilities have cropped up all around the country and you can get better deals if you sign up for longer too.
You can remove doors in your home for fairly cheap and it can have a big impact on how open your home feels. You can also take down any plasterboard walls and that will give a more spacious feel too but that does start bordering on renovation so we won’t mention anything else about that.
You can also get rid of shower and bath doors in your bathroom too, instead install screens which give a far more open feel.
Hang cookware on the walls
If you are running out of space in the Kitchen. You can add wall units that allow you to hang the cookware on your walls. Not only does this look good but it frees up space in your cupboards so you can add more pots, pans and ingredients.
Hanging wall units are cheap and can be fitted yourself if you have the right tools, or you can pay someone to do it for you for a small fee.