Home prices have gone through the roof! If you’re feeling the need for more space, buying a new home right now might not be possible for you right now, or you may not want to spend that kind of money just for a few more square feet. Even an addition may be too pricey for you at this point.
Here’s an idea for you to consider: create multi-purpose spaces in your home to expand the efficiency and usage of the square footage you do have!
Keep reading for some helpful suggestions on ways to achieve this goal.
What Are Some Things To Consider While I Plan My Home Improvement Project?
We’ve compiled a few considerations for you to make planning this home improvement project easier:
- Consider your home’s least-used spaces, such as your formal dining room, breakfast nook, sitting room, or extra closet, and how to use them better. Design your multi-purpose room around the activities you’ll be using it for, such as working, exercising, doing homework, and more.
- Incorporate plenty of storage into your flex space to better manage clutter and maximize your space. Add storage that can be closed, such as cabinets with doors to hide messes and contain all necessary items for activities. Choose furniture or containers that can stylishly and efficiently accommodate your storage needs, whether for workout gear, office supplies, toys, or other items.
- Choose furniture for your room that can easily transform to suit different needs. Furniture designed to be stacked or separated, tables that fold down or have extendable leaves or fold-down mechanisms, and armoires that can open up to reveal a workspace will all be good options.
What Are A Few Tips To Help Manage Small Spaces?
You must be wise when re-imagining your smaller rooms for more efficient usage. Here are some tips to help you manage those smaller spaces:
- Choose furniture that will help you maximize your limited square footage. A love seat may be better than a full-sized couch, for example.
- Subdued colors and patterns are often more effective in making a small room feel larger.
- Open shelving can make even the smallest space feel bigger without the visual heaviness of doors.
- Adding built-in storage can be a smart option, even if your space is small. Think about your needs and design accordingly.