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Home Improvements You Need To Do To Create More Room

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When you need more space at home, you can feel claustrophobic and uncomfortable. Your house may feel cluttered and crowded. There are many reasons for needing more space. You may have a new baby on the way. Or you may be trying to create more space for a hobby. Perhaps you’re looking to improve your health and fitness with a home gym. Or maybe you just need more space for your belongings!

Creating the space you need may be easier than you think. Start with the bedrooms. If you need more, you may be able to put up a dividing wall in the largest bedroom. It may look impossible, but architects can often see opportunities that aren’t obvious at first. Speak to one if you’re hoping to pursue this option.

Your loft is often cluttered, unusable space, but it doesn’t need to be. Loft conversions are very popular. And if they’re done right, you can create two bedrooms and a bathroom up there! Even little loft spaces could be converted into a practical hobby room. It may be ideal for extra storage space too. Special windows in the roof allow plenty of natural light in. They can also offer the most incredible views from your bed.

If you have a basement, you may find it is a dark and damp place you don’t enjoy visiting. But it needn’t be like that. Properly tanked, a basement can become a usable space for storage. Add a window and door to the garden, and you have a lovely playroom or even a bedroom. There is plenty you can do with it if you have it converted. This can be an expensive option, though.

Your garden could be the ideal space for another room. You might create an outdoor living room or dining room. Or you may use the land to build an extension. This can often be done without too much red tape. If you have a conservatory already, why not use something like a Guardian warm roof to make it more practical all year round? The heat of the summer and cold in the winter mean a conservatory is often only used part time. But if you can use it all year round, it could be the perfect dining room or playroom.

When you have small children, it’s essential you keep an eye on them at all times. Open plan living makes this much easier to do while you are in the kitchen. Knocking down a dividing wall to completely open up your downstairs living areas could also create the extra space you’re looking for. Best of all, you can see and hear what the kids are up to while you’re getting on with the dinner.

Conversions, extensions, and adaptations can all be helpful in our battle for more space. Of course, when you have the space, it’s important to install clever storage solutions so that we don’t clutter it up! If you’re looking for a bigger house, try one of these tips before you consider selling and moving on. Happy living.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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