More Living Space: Making Room for Family

A one-room apartment is quite enough when living alone – there is little you need apart from a desk, a bed, a TV and a place for your clothes. However, as you get married and start a family, you need more space not just for your spouse, but for your baby and the clothes, diapers, toys, cribs and other things children need. These could all be accommodated in a bigger apartment/house, but most people cannot afford one. Luckily for them, there are a number of smart and handy tricks that can make any living space seem bigger, feel more comfortable and ready to welcome more people.

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Arrange Your Furniture

If you have to move around the rooms avoiding tables, sofas and armchairs and hopping over chairs and stools, your home cannot be perceived as spacious and very well organized. Instead of placing your big pieces of furniture just anywhere you like, you should make a more sensible organization and arrange them to allow a free flow and movement.

The best way to deal with this issue is by pushing furniture against the walls and leaving an empty space in the middle of the room. Proper furniture arrangement will create more space and allow you to move around easily and smoothly – and it can easily be done in an hour or two!

Bring in the Light

Rooms with small windows and insufficient amount of natural daylight are generally perceived as smaller, and this goes double for penthouses and attics. If you live on the top floor of a residential building, there is nothing much you can do about the roof, but, if you live in a house, building a dormer or two can bring in a lot of extra space.

A functional and spacious dormer will not only be enough to accommodate a bed and a nightstand, but an entire small children’s room or a much needed toy storage, says an expert from ACG building. Moreover, dormers will bring in an abundance of light and make your house more appealing from the inside as well from the outside, especially in case of an eyebrow dormer.

Hide Your Things

When it comes to making the most of what you got, the fact is that we generally have enough space in our homes, but lack ideas how to use it. That is why modern interior designers often suggest build-in closets and cabinets that occupy less room than standalone pieces of furniture, yet can store an equal amount of things. These build-ins perfect for small kitchens, bathrooms and under-the-stairs spaces that can be turned into storage areas.

Multipurpose Rooms

If you cannot fit a kitchen and a dining room in your home, why not create a space that will serve both purposes? That way, you will have an extra room which will be more than welcomed when a newborn arrives. These multipurpose rooms are highly practical and certainly among the things that that new parents should take into consideration – imagine a combination of a nursery and a bedroom where you and your baby sleep right next to each other. This is much easier than getting up a couple of times a night and dragging your half-asleep body to the crib every time your child wakes up.

Other Ideas

Among other effective suggestions for adding more space to your home are turning big rooms into two small ones, decluttering unnecessary things and letting more light in by getting rid of heavy curtains. You do not need to apply all of these ideas, but one or two of them will certainly make a difference in your home.

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