How to Maximise Space for Your Family

by | Jul 4, 2022 | Extensions, Inspiration, Your Home

You may not have much room to spare in your home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create a comfortable living environment for your family. Here are some ideas to help you maximise space in your home.

Organise Storage

One of the easiest ways to make more space in your home is by organising storage. If you have lots of items lying around, chances are you won’t use them as often as you should. Instead, store these items in a place where you will see them regularly. This means you will be less likely to forget about them and they will be easier to find when you need them. Organising storage also means getting rid of clutter – making a decision to get rid of everything the kids have grown out of to create that much needed space.

Add Storage Drawers

One of the easiest ways to add storage space to any room is by adding drawers. If you have an open area with no cabinets or shelves, consider installing a set of drawers. They will help keep clutter out of sight and make the room appear larger. One tip is to place drawers or storage boxes under cabinets or beds, to create more storage without taking up too much space.

Install Shelving

Another easy way to add more space to a room is by installing shelving. This type of storage solution is perfect for small spaces because it allows you to store items without taking up floor space. It also makes the room feel bigger.

Create Wardrobe Space

If you need more wardrobe or cupboard space, consider adding shelves to existing wardrobes. Shelves allow you to organise clothes and other items so that you can find what you need easily. They also make wardrobes and cupboards appear larger than they actually are. There are also loads of wardrobe solutions such as hanging rails or stacked hangers that allow compact storage withing small spaces.

Designate one room as the ‘Playroom’

A playroom is a special area of the house designed specifically for children. It’s usually located near the kitchen so parents can easily access snacks and drinks while kids are playing. Children love having their own space to explore and learn in, so give them one! If you can, designate a playroom or a play area. If a room isn’t an option that use partitions to create an area just for the kids.

Add Smart Lighting

Adding smart lighting to your home can save you money while improving the quality of life. It can reduce energy consumption by up to 50% and improve sleep patterns. Lighting can also help improve the appearance of the home – especially where there is no natural lighting and make the space appear bigger.

Create a Home Office

If you work from home, consider creating an office area where you can focus on your work without distractions. This will help you stay productive and avoid burnout. A home office does not have to be a room but by using smart furniture choices a home office can be created using corners of the house. See this blog for more tips and tricks when creating your home office.

Maximise your Kitchen Space

If you’re looking to maximise your kitchen space, consider adding an island. An island gives you extra countertop space without taking up any additional floor space. It also makes cooking easier because you can use both hands when preparing food. A kitchen island is also a great way to encompass family life by the simple addition of stools around the island so that little ones can take part in the food prep.

Add an Extension

If you live in a small house or flat, adding an extension will help you make the most out of your living space. Extensions can add extra rooms to your home, such as a bedroom or bathroom. They also allow you to expand your living space by creating more usable square footage. Not all extensions require planning permission but all would benefit from architectural plans, designed to make the most of the space for you and your family. We have designed extensions for thousands of clients and can help you design yours, whilst liaising with building control to ensure that plans are compliant to building regulations. For a new obligation quote, get in contact.