Home Renovations Loft Conversion (link)
Home is where the heart is- and if you’ve lived in your property for a long time, chances are you can’t imagine your life elsewhere. When we live in a home we put down roots, we get to know our neighbors, local shopkeepers, our children have schools nearby, and we have familiar places that we always go. So when you begin to outgrow your home it can be a difficult situation.
Maybe you have had (or want to have) more children? Maybe your children are getting older, and need separate rooms or just more space? Perhaps an elderly family member has moved in so you can take care of them? Either way, a house that was once perfect can quickly begin to feel small and cramped. Moving is one option, but if you love your home and would prefer to stay put, there are ways you can grow your home along with your family. Here are some ideas.
Build an Addition
If you’re running out of space in the home, the most obvious answer is to have an addition built. A double story addition will give you added space both up and downstairs. Meaning you could extend your kitchen or living space downstairs, and add an extra bedroom and bathroom upstairs. Your first step would be to contact a local interior designer, like All About Interiors in Connecticut. A professional designer will help guide you through your many choices you will have to make. From space and electrical planning, to furnishing and window treatments. You will be assured you will be making smart decisions the a professional guiding you. Next, find a company specializing in home additions and see what could be done. If you have a larger yard, this is a particularly good option, as you make the most of the space on your property.
Convert The Garage
Having off road parking is always nice in a home, but sometimes having additional space is more important. If you have a garage attached to the property, having it converted into another usable room or knocked through, so you get more space downstairs is an option. Since the building already exists, it’s a relatively less expensive option, and in many cases, you don’t even need zoning permission.
Add a Conservatory
A conservatory could be another alternative to an addition. They’re generally less expensive, but still give you an extra room in the home which can be helpful if you’re fighting for space. A conservatory could be a chill out room for either the kids or the adults, or you could turn it into a dining area and have more space in your living room if you’re currently using it for this purpose. The right glass will keep it warm in winter and cool in summer, modern conservatories are nothing like the greenhouses they once were!
Extend Up Or Down
The attic and basement in most homes is wasted space. This makes no sense when you’re fighting for space in the rest of the house! Converting either or both gives you another room that could be used as a bedroom, home office, hobby room or guest room. It generally makes the home more spacious and far easier to live in if things have been feeling cramped.
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