Increase Space In Your Home With These 3 Additions

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I bet you have thought at one time or another that you need to increase space in your home. It may be because your family outgrew the home one day and may need to increase space in your home if you expand your family, decide you want to work from home, need an extra guest room, or even decide to take your hobby to the next level and turn it into a career.

Any of those can easily take up space that you may already have, but just don't realize. It isn’t always possible to up and move to a new house. It can be an expensive thing to do, not to mention the fact that you might love your current home and not want to leave it.

One of the best ways to increase your property value is to increase space in your home which you can do in a variety of creative and interesting ways.
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One of the best ways to increase your property value is to increase space in your home. You can do this in a variety of creative and interesting ways, such as building an additional floor for more living, a sunroom, or an additional entryway that will give you access to your backyard!

My husband and I have been talking about renovating our home and lifting the roof over our attic and turning it into a bedroom and reconfiguring one of the current spaces to open up the second floor more. Who knows if we will be able to do it, but a girl can dream, right?

Utilize The Basement

The majority of basements are being used as storage rooms or laundry areas. However, there is an opportunity to transform your basement into a usable living space by completing some simple updates! The basement is often the unwanted way to increase space in your home for some people because most basements are dark and damp.

You can turn your basement into a wine cellar, root cellar, extra bedroom, chill pad, or office space. The possibilities are all but endless when you renovate the basement to increase space in your home. Growing up, we had an office space, play space, extra living room, and a bar area in our basement. If you saw my childhood home from the outside, you would have never known that there was so much space.

One of the best ways to increase your property value is to increase space in your home which you can do in a variety of creative and interesting ways.
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The first step in making the most out of this area: clean up all that excess grime. Next, come new flooring and lighting fixtures; these will help make it feel less like you're descending down below ground level (literally). Finally, add furniture while preserving natural light wherever possible—shadowed corners can be dangerous zones without ample illumination

Take a look at the basement and see if it can be sectioned off into different areas. That way, you won’t lose your storage or utility area, and you can still give yourself an additional study or bedroom. Make the place more homely by adding a concrete basement floor to keep it warmer and to prevent damp, and then some carpeting over the top.

If damp has already occurred, you’ll need to remove this permanently, and if you have had a flood, for example, you’ll need fire and water damage clean up before you can make use of the room. Brighten up the walls by adding lining paper and then painting it all a light color – you’ll soon have a space to enjoy.

Use The Attic

Just like your basement, your attic might be a great space that is seriously underused at the moment. This can potentially require more work than your basement to make it fit for use as a real room, but that work will be worth it when looking to increase space in your home.

The biggest issue to deal with is the flooring. In many attic spaces, it is not suitable to walk on, let alone put furniture like beds or desks on top of. Getting a professional in to make it right, and even to add insulation and perhaps a window if there is space, will really make a difference, and this could become the best room in the house.

I bet you have thought at one time or another that you need to increase space in your home. It may be because your family outgrew the home one day and may need to increase space in your home if you expand your family, decide you want to work from home, need an extra guest room, or even decide to take your hobby to the next level and turn it into a career.
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If you are not looking to make this space into a full bedroom, you can always use it as a playroom, meditation room, or even a teen hang-out space, especially if your attic space does not have normal bedroom height ceilings. Sometimes the cozy spaces like attics are the best places that increase space in your home in a very small way but make the biggest impact.

Take Yard Space

It’s great to have a big yard, as long as you use it. If you’re not a gardener, or you don’t have kids who love to run around outside, then having a large or even medium-sized yard is just more hard work as it needs a lot of maintenance. Wouldn’t it be better to put that space to good use in another way?

Three-season rooms, Florida Rooms, sunrooms, screened-in patios, or whatever you decide to call them, are all a great way to increase space in your home and give you added relaxation space. They are one of the most versatile rooms you probably can have in a home. Most have windows that can be taken out so it's open and lets fresh air in. These types of rooms are great all year round and are beneficial to your health since most let natural light in, which will help battle the winter blues and keep your vitamin D levels normal.

If you can take part of your yard and extend your home out into it, you will be giving yourself more space inside and less yard to deal with outside. Remember, though, that doing an extension like this will usually require permits, especially if you choose to make it a two-story one. Get the permissions in place before you start any work, or you might find that work has to stop, or even that you have to tear the new room down.

Written by Anna C.

I am a wife and mother of two sons. We live in Rural Northeast Ohio with our 2 cats, 2 dogs & many fish. I love all things Supernatural, Harry Potter, elephants, sunflowers, crystals, occult, crafting, coffee, wine, and online shopping. Have a TikTok, PokemonGo & Elder Scrolls addiction, I've always loved plants, recently I became a houseplant mom, and am currently growing over 15 varieties in our home! Now if I could get my outside gardens to flourish I will be happy. When I'm not tending to the home, pets, plants, or hanging out on the couch catching up on my shows, I'm doing some type of crafting or DIY project. (Or I'm pestering my husband in the barn.)

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