This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo with home updates and organization tips.
Sometimes we fall in love with our home that much that we never want to move. However, as families grow and lifestyles change the space in our home can get a little bit tight.
Often at this point, you may think about moving, even if you don’t want to. However, before you make this big decision, there could be some ways you can create more space in your home. Let’s have a look at some of them below:
Declutter And Add Storage
It’s very easy for our homes to become overrun with your stuff and things, especially if you have young children. Clutter can make your home feel smaller and more enclosed than they actually are.
When you find that your stuff is taking over, it’s time to reclaim that much-needed space.
Declutter by sorting through and choosing items to donate, recycle, keep, or sell. Once you have chosen the items that you want to keep, make sure you add in some storage to help to reclaim the space back.
Once everything is tidied away and out of sight your home will feel and actually be much bigger.
Add A Conservatory
If you have enough space outdoors, then you may want to think about adding a conservatory to your house. Not only will it help you add more living space to your home, but it will also help you to add value.
Just think of what you could do with a completely extra room. If you have the skillset you could consider a DIY conservatory, however, many of us would prefer to work with an installation company who can help you with the building and the design.
Many people use conservatories as a dining room, sitting room, or playroom.
Turn Your Garage Into A Usable Room
Some houses have garages that are attached, however, you may be surprised to find out how little they are used to store a car! Usually, the garage becomes a dump it zone for junk, much like the attic.
It could be time to work with an architect and turn your garage into a usable room. It’s going to give you some much-needed space as well as add value to your home. It could an extra reception room, bedroom, family room, dining room, or even study. Using this space for a playroom could be a great way to seclude all the children toys in one place.
This is often one of the biggest issues that a family has when it comes to lack of space in there home. From high chairs and pushchairs to kids toys and belongings, they certainly take up a lot of space in your home.
If you find that you are becoming overrun with toys, it might be time to sort through them and either donate or sell the ones that they don’t play with anymore. You may find they are actually more stimulated from having a few favourite toys than getting overwhelmed.
Whilst moving may seem like the only choice, remember if you love somewhere there are always other choices first. Have you created extra space in your home? How have you done it?
Rachel is an Austin blogger, educator, mom, wife, young breast cancer survivor writing about health, saving money, and living a happy life in Austin, Texas.
Rachel has written for HuffPost and Hometalk and has been featured on KXAN, Studio 512, Fox 7 Austin, and CBS Austin.