Adding Space To Your Home Without An Extension
We have all been trying to maximise the space in our homes after the last couple of years of working from home and lockdowns, and while some homeowners have been seeking out larger properties, not everyone wants to move home, and instead of seeking out how to create extra space in their current properties.
However, not everyone is fortunate enough to have a property footprint that will allow for an extension to be added, even a simple side return kitchen extension. But every home will have unused square feet that can be utilised with some clever planning.
Here are some ways to maximise the space in your home.
Knock out chimneys
Nothing beats a roaring open fire in winter, but many homes have boarded-up fireplaces as central heating has taken its place. However, the chimney breast that remains can take up valuable floor space.
Knowing it out can grant you more space allowing you to reconsider the layout of the room and make better use of the space. As a bonus, you could sell the original bricks to an architectural salvage yard for about £1 each.
Convert the garage
Garages can quickly become a depository of old paint cans, unused garden furniture, and various tools, lawnmowers and other neglected items, while the car sits in the drive. But you can make better use ion this space by converting it into a spare room, home office, workshop or more.
Lower the ceilings
Extending upwards into the attic is one of the most cost-efficient ways of adding square metres to the house. However, the biggest barrier is a lack of headroom in that space. You can get around this by lowering the ceilings on the rooms below but it's only possible in rooms with high ceilings.
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