As your family grows and grows up, your home can start to feel a little small. A lack of storage space, cluttered rooms and the feeling that you’re all getting on top of each other can be difficult to deal with. But what if you don’t want to move? Moving house doesn’t always have to be the answer. Take a look at some of the options to make the most of the space you have to keep you and your family happy at home.
Have a clear out
It might not be the size of the house that’s the problem – it could be the amount of stuff you have in it that’s making it feel small! Clutter can soon accumulate, especially once you’ve had children. A clear out can be therapeutic and can help you realise that you probably have a lot of stuff you don’t need. Get organised and start decluttering your home and you might find that you free up some space to make it livable once again.
Extend or convert
If moving to a bigger house isn’t an option, then why not consider extending your home or converting your attic? Extending can be a lot more affordable than moving, but there are plenty of things to consider before you go ahead with any extension – including the disruption it could have on your family. Weigh up the pros and cons and see what’s possible to help you get the home of your dreams.
If you love your home but you’re feeling trapped by the constraints, then you could consider rebuilding or transforming it. Contemporary architects have some incredible examples of projects that they have completed which have completely changed family homes and made them bigger, more modern and more in line with a family’s needs. If you’ve never considered speaking to an architect before, it’s worth booking a consultation to see what’s possible.
Go open plan
Open plan living is a popular interior trend, and it’s easy to see why. Open living spaces are great for families, providing plenty of room so that everyone can relax and enjoy being together without the room feeling too small. By going open plan, you’ll be able to take advantage of many interior design trends and have fun decorating your walls and more to completely transform the look of your home.
Your life changes when you have kids, and making changes to your home can help you enjoy it for longer. Moving doesn’t have to be your only option, and if you love your home there’s no reason why you can’t stay there – you’ll just need to make the most of what you’ve got and make those improvements. From cutting the clutter to some home renovations – there’s a lot you can do to make your home look and feel bigger.
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