When you’re on the property ladder it can be difficult to know when you should stay put or move to a bigger property, especially if you have a growing family. Moving can cost quite a bit of money in terms of moving costs, the cost of selling your home and also the extra monthly money on your mortgage because a large home is likely to cost more. One thing you have to consider is the potential your current home may already be hiding, too many people jump into a huge move when they could be making the most out of the space they already have in their home.
Let’s have a look at some of the ways you can do this:
Reorganise And Get Rid Of Bulky Furniture
Over time we all end with clutter and items that we just don’t need. They either end up dotted around the house or store away in cupboards taking up valuable space that could be used much better. A really simple way to realise the potential of your home is to reorganise and declutter. Tackle a room at a time and a cupboard at a time. This way you won’t feel too overwhelmed. Anything that hasn’t been used in over a year could potentially be donated to charity or sold. Don’t forget to tackle your clothing at the same time! It can be really easy to have clothes stacking up in your wardrobe and dresser that you haven’t worn for years if you haven’t worn it or it doesn’t fit it could be time to get rid. If you want to create even more space, have a look at the furniture you are using, could you buy smaller furniture? Or could you get rid of unused bulky items?
Now. this might seems as though it’s going to be big tasks or costly, however, as an alternative to moving it could save you money in the long run at the same time as giving you the space that you need. Have a chat with some Residential Architects and see what they could do for you in your home. Maybe creating an open plan living space for the centre of the family hub? Or creating an extra bedroom in the loft could work? It’s sensible to do this as well as looking at moving, weigh up the difference in costs and then make your decision.
Sometimes, simply moving your home around could help you to create more space and fall in love with your home all over again. Think about who is in what bedroom. A great way of creating more space for children who share a room is to move into the smaller room yourself and use the master room as a large space for the kids to share. Try rearranging the living room furniture to create a more free-flowing walk through and give you the feeling of an open plan.
These are just three ways that you make the most out of the space in your home, do you have any other ideas that you can share in the comments below?
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