Regardless of how much we love our British homes, we need to be realistic.
British houses are some of the smallest in Europe. As a result, we’re more likely to complain about the lack of space than our European neighbours. But when moving abroad isn’t an option, you need to be smart about finding more room at home.
But here’s an essential truth for you to remember; there is more than one way of creating space. And our British homes are no exception to the rule. They are full of surprises. Consequently, it’s time to put your thinking hat on and to unlock the roomy secrets of your household.
We don’t make the most of storage options
If you’ve been watching Marie Kondo magically clear homes from their unnecessary items, you’ve probably come to a life-changing realisation. People have too much clutter in their lives. Unfortunately, clutter has a tendency to accumulate naturally, especially during the winter months where you’re more likely to spend extensive time indoors. As a result, you can find a variety of items that have been piled up in the most awkward places, from the living room table to the entrance hallway. It’s fair to say that clutter makes an already small house feel even tinier than it is. You need to apply Kondo’s decluttering method, getting rid of anything that doesn’t spark joy. As you begin your journey to reclaim your space, you will identify the things you love and the things you don’t want to keep. Storage facilities can dramatically improve your rooms while letting you keep everything you cherish. Using the one place for everything rule, you can focus your attention on functional furniture that contains built-in storage space and self-storage options for seasonal items you don’t need all the time.
No room? Make a new room!
There’s only so much you can do to maximise your space. Ultimately, you’ll soon face an obstacle you can’t shove out of your way; namely, the walls themselves. A small room doesn’t size up just because you’ve decluttered. However, decluttering can free up unused space that you can transform into something else. For instance, loft conversions provide an adequate solution for the empty attic. Most commonly used as an emergency storage facility, you can turn your under roof space into a guest bedroom, or a second bathroom, for instance.
Your garden has many surprises left
Most families want a big garden, but not many think of their yard as an extension of the home. However, you can create an additional room in your garden, which is a helpful tip if you need a home office for your professional activities. Indeed, you can establish an elegant workplace outside that provides the perfect environment to concentrate at home but without the disruptions of your household life. Additionally, it means that you don’t have to squeeze your home office in the corner of the living room or just under the stairs. Furthermore, if the garden won’t allow a separate room, why not consider a conservatory, which acts as an extension to the home?
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No room? It’s not an issue anymore. You have plenty of solutions to make your home feels spacious again if you’re happy to be creative about it.