If you’ve added any new members to your family in the last few years, there’s a chance that you need more space to ensure comfort. Relocating or buying a new home may seem like a good option, but it can be expensive and a daunting task. Fortunately, there are various ways you can transform your existing house to accommodate your growing family better. That said, here are some innovative ways to achieve your home transformation goal.
- Create additional storage space
Clutter takes up a lot of space in a home. An easy and affordable way of creating more space is by adding smart storage solutions to reduce clutter. You can do this by using double-function furniture. For example, you could use coffee tables with drawers, chairs or couches that come with additional storage functions. You can also install shelves, wardrobes and drawers to free up some space. You can also turn your garage or basement into a storage space for items you use seasonally or less frequently.
- Maximise your kitchen space
Your kitchen design should be considered for the various ways your kitchen will be utilised for a growing household. The kitchen is one room your family spends a lot of time spending mealtimes together and constantly tripping in and out of during the day. Using an open plan design can help you maximise the space in your kitchen to accommodate your growing family. You can consider decorating an open plan kitchen diner to create a comforting ambience and ensure functionality.
- Add extra bathroom facilities
When the ratio of bathroom facilities to family members isn’t exactly right, it can create a lot of misunderstandings, frustrations, and stress. Fortunately, adding a bathroom extension is an excellent solution. Many growing families are hesitant to add on an extension because they believe it will be too expensive and create substantial damage. However, this is not the case. You can hire experienced professionals to develop an extension professionally without worrying about damage- all for an affordable price. It is an excellent investment to make for your growing family.
- Add a mudroom
This transformation is perfect for young families. You’ll be surprised how much easier it is to keep your home clean and clutter-free by designating a spot for shoes and jackets. Also, think about putting in a sink in the mudroom. When the rainy season arrives, it’ll be a lifesaver.
- Add a guest unit
In addition to extending your bathroom, you may want to consider adding on a unit for your guests- especially for long term visitors. You can consider converting your garage or a section of your backyard to building an in-law unit or visitor’s suite. This is especially helpful for elderly visitors as it ensures their safety and gives them some privacy and independence while ensuring they are close by. It is an even better idea for your growing family as it ensures that no one needs to give up comfort to accommodate a visitor, such as giving up their room or sharing the bathroom.