Many homeowners get to the point of looking for different house designs. In the end, two options may arise: to move out, or to maximize the space available and give it a makeover.
Of course, renovating and redecorating your home is a lot cheaper than buying a new home, and it can also be a fun way for the whole family to get involved in making the house look new.
People who live in small homes may consider building an extra room to accommodate their things or to provide a space for a particular need. Unfortunately, building an extra room may be expensive, and you may not have the budget to sustain that new project.
Before Starting A Redesign Project At Home
Having limited space in your home should not limit your imagination. Plan on how you want your home to look like and think about how you can make the most out of the whole space to give that amazing “facelift” that you have always wanted for your home.
We can start out by getting rid of the old things that we no longer use. Put on a garage sale to lessen the clutter and at the same time earn some money to buy building materials and other new useful things for the house.
Convert your loft for extra space
Starting a loft conversion project may be the ideal thing to do when we want to make your home look different. The loft provides additional space to keep things that are not being used frequently, but it can also be used other purposes.
Here are some of the ways that a loft can be used other than what most people use it for:
- Guest room
- Child’s bedroom
- Meditation room
- Entertainment room
- Walk-in closet
- Study room
- Office space
- Living room extension
Planning a loft conversion
The idea of repurposing a loft may be the perfect solution to maximize the space of our homes. However, prior to converting the loft, there are things that need to be considered to ensure that the property is suitable for conversion.
You need to check if you can meet all planning requirements and abide by building regulations. You may also need a property surveyor to have your home checked if you are eligible to continue with your project.
Tips on making extra home space useful
Here are some quick tips to make use of your available space and maximize its use:
Plan before attacking
Before knocking down a wall or tearing down wallpaper, put your design ideas on paper first. You need to plan things out before starting on a redesign project.
Having said that, it’s not a good idea to go to the store and buy art pieces and furniture items just because they look good. Make sure that the things that you put in the room will form part of a cohesive look for the space.
Set your design preferences
Choose the color and theme that you want to use in the room, and base your purchase on these design choices. Fortunately, a lot of online tools are already available to help you select color palettes and schemes, such as Palleton and Adobe Color CC.
Repurpose your old decorations
Who says you need new things to spruce up the place? Look into your storage boxes and look for furniture and décor that you can use in the space. Sometimes, a old rug and some unused art frames may already do the trick.
Inject your personal flair
It’s your house, and the extra room may serve as your residential masterpiece. Don’t be afraid to personalize the theme of the space.
Extra spaces in your home don’t have to be sidelined as storage locations anymore. You can uplift any room from the doldrums into a vibrant and life-giving space.