Storage problems: 3 ways to add more space to your home
If you've been a homeowner for some time or have just purchased your first residential property, one issue you may come across is storage space.
Not many houses can have a whole lot of this available, which can cause quite a headache for you and others living in the home.
If you have found yourself stacking furniture over two metres high and there is no longer any space to walk through your lounge, it might be time to consider adding more storage space to your home.
Get smart with your furniture
Purchasing smart furniture is a cheap and easy solution to give you more space in your home.
Start off by going through each room and determining what could be improved.
For example, if closet space is an issue in your master bedroom, you could purchase a bed frame that has added drawer space at the bottom to be used for extra clothing.
In living rooms, window seats that double as chests could be another option to consider. Not only will you be adding more storage space, but you'll have a nice place for you or your guests to sit and enjoy a good book!
Build up or out
If you have the budget for it, building another level or extra room on your home could be well worth the investment. Not only does this add a large amount of storage space, but it can increase the value of your home too - great if you're going to sell your property in the future.
Be sure to check in with your local council to see if you're allowed to build upwards. Alternatively, you could consider constructing a garage or a carport if your home currently lacks this feature.
Utilise existing space
Another solution to all of your storage problems could be lying empty and unused above your heads.
With a simple conversion, your attic could become a large storage area or extra bedroom for guests or family members.
This option could be a lot easier than building an extension on your home, as attic conversions will require less structural elements.
Garage conversion could be another option if there is a fair amount of unused space. As it has been built in accordance with council regulations, this building can easily be converted into a great storage area.
Adding more shelves, cupboards and overhead storage space in this area can go a long way to increasing the amount of room you have at your home.
Remember to keep these areas dry and dust free to ensure your stored items are kept in good condition.