How to Make More Space in Your Family Home

Do you remember the days before having kids, when your home was an oasis of calm and you were the proud owner of roomy living space? As every parent knows only too well, once the kids come along, the days of having an uncluttered, spacious home are long gone. Instead, pristine empty space is replaced by piles of toys, books, and lots of tiny clothes; but you wouldn’t change it for the world. Having kids brings your home to life and fills it with so much happiness and laughter. But, there’s no denying that many parents are desperate to add some extra space to their homes. If your home is bursting at the seams and you are in need of solutions to help you make more space, then these tips should help:

Declutter

The first thing you need to do to make more space is probably the most obvious; declutter. Decluttering is a must for families. Kids grow out of everything so fast, unless you declutter regularly you will soon have a build-up of items that they have grown out of laying around your home. Decluttering regularly should help ensure that you only have the things that you really need in your home.

Storage

Storage is probably only something that you have thought about since you had kids. Once you have kids finding the perfect storage solutions can become something of an obsession in a bid to try and contain some of the many objects that you have laying around at home. The best storage options are those that multitask, as this will help to reduce the footprint of the furniture in your rooms. There are loads of multitasking furniture options available nowadays all designed to provide that elusive perfect storage solution. Handy storage solutions to look out for include ottomans that can be used for both storage and seating, and cabin beds or mid-sleeper beds that incorporate storage beneath them and free up floor space in kid’s rooms. 

Add Extra Space

The ultimate space-making solution for families is to get a loft conversion and to make use of that under-utilised area under your roof. Loft conversions can create some impressive spaces once they are complete. Converting your loft is an excellent way to add an extra bedroom and bathroom to your home or possibly even two additional bedrooms. Transforming your attic into useable living space can have a hugely positive impact on family life, and help to reduce any tensions between siblings that share a room. Before going ahead with your loft conversion, it is wise to take a look at some loft conversion ideas to get some inspiration on how attic space can be utilised.

While family life will always be chaotic, finding ways to make more space is essential if your home feels cluttered. Transforming your house into a home that perfectly matches the needs of your family will free you up to enjoy spending time together and help to make life that little bit less stressful.

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