If you’re anything like the average homeowner, you probably dream about owning a bigger property every single day.
While that might not be possible, you can at least find ways to make your existing home feel bigger and better than ever. Given that this is an appealing prospect for all, now is the perfect time to take advantage.
Here are 10 simple ideas that will go a long way to unlocking the full potential of your home.
1| Get rid of any unwanted junk with a thorough decluttering session. Many of the items can be sold online or at a boot sale. Others can be recycled. Either way, clearing the space will work wonders for the home and everyone in it.
2| Start using geometric shelving, TV wall brackets, and other products that will save valuable floor space. The days of bulky display cabinets are long gone. These seemingly subtle design upgrades will change everything for the better.
3| Lose the bed from the spare room. Whether the room becomes an office, playroom, or something else doesn’t matter. You can always invest in airbed or Z-bed for when people stay over. In truth, though, that’s probably quite rare.
4| Utilise the garden with a decking area, flower garden, or compost area. Alternatively, investing in a summer house or a bigger shed will give you a far bigger storage space. This will free up valuable space elsewhere in the home.
5| Get the bathroom under control with improved shower facilities.
6| Opt for lighter colour schemes. Whether painting the walls, changing the cupboards, or finding accessories doesn’t matter. A lighter tone makes the space look bigger, brighter, and happier. It’s even better if you gain added natural lighting through the windows.
7| Learn to make your kitchen work harder. This is the busiest room of the home, but even a compact kitchen can gain the spacious vibe. As long as you maintain the functional elements too, success in this part of the home will be telling.
8| Look for opportunities to create hidden storage. This can include finding space under the stairs, adding hooks behind doors, or using ottomans. The individual benefits may seem minimal, but they will soon add up to create a noticeable difference.
9| Utilise the storage you have in a better fashion. These cascading hangers from LA Redoute are particularly useful and show how it is possible to make the space work harder. When combined with similar organisational ideas for inside drawers, you won’t go far wrong.
10| Demolish an internal wall. This is a DIY task that is often best left to the professionals, but can be done by the more skilled individuals. While the physical gains of doing this are minimal, the open plan atmosphere can significantly enhance the aesthetic.
These tips won’t suddenly turn your terraced house into a mansion, but it will make life easier and more comfortable. That’s surely a win.