Simple Ways To Expand the Living Space in Your Home

Simple Ways To Expand the Living Space in Your Home

Living spaces never seem to have enough space. As your family gets bigger, you have guests over to entertain, or you slowly start to collect more and more stuff, the space seems to shrink. While some people move or do a big home renovation to create the living space they need, there are other simpler solutions to try first. Keep reading to learn about some easy ways to expand the living space in your home.

Go Out

Your home may already have the extra space you need outside of it’s four walls. Outdoor spaces make great living areas when the weather is nice. If you adjust the space and add an awning or pergola, it will function even better in various weather conditions. Invest in some comfortable outdoor seating, make sure you have enough shade and light, and you’ll never want to leave your outdoor living space!

If you don’t already have a deck or patio you can convert into outdoor living, you can still make a comfortable outdoor space. With a little bit of elbow grease or hired help, you can make a fire pit in your backyard and spend countless nights in front of a cozy fire. You can also build a makeshift patio with brick pavers or another sturdy material. Add your desired furniture, and you’ll have a comfortable outdoor area to expand your interior living space.

Stay In

Some people have unused space inside of their home they can convert or renovate to make more living space. Unfinished areas like attics and basements make great additional space if you have the right people converting them. While they’re probably not close enough to your main living space to truly expand it, those new spaces give you the opportunity to move furniture and items out of your living area so it feels bigger.

Once you’ve renovated your attic or basement, you can turn it into a playroom for kids so their toys don’t clutter up your living space, an office so your computer and printer finally move out of your living space, or even a guest room so guests no longer have to sleep on your couch. The possibilities are only limited to your creativity, and your living space will feel bigger no matter what you imagine.

Make Small Changes

If you don’t have the time or money for construction projects and don’t have outside space to use, you can focus on optimizing your current living space with a few small but significant changes. Declutter the space, add organization and storage, or get rid of unnecessary items. Don’t stop until every necessary item has a specific place. Once the space is organized, consider what changes you need to make so it can function better. Maybe you want a sleeper sofa instead of a regular sofa so you can accommodate guests better. Maybe you need to rearrange the furniture you already have so the room is easier to navigate. Continue to make these small changes until you’ve optimized the room for best use. This development will make the room feel much bigger.

Making use of exterior spaces, converting interior spaces, and optimizing the area you already have are some simple ways to expand the living space in your home. This additional space will help your home function better and give you the room you need for your growing family, guests, and all the things you love.

Sue

Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak – a national news affiliate.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.