Making Your Home Bigger Without Moving

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Moving home can be such a hassle, and with all of the costs and drama that come with a house move, sometimes it’s better to just stay put. But what if you want to enjoy a bigger home?

The good news is that there are several options available to you if you want to expand your home, add more space and increase its value too.

Here are some of the ways you can make your home bigger without moving.

Create a living space in your garden

Your garden can be a very underused space, so it could be a great place to look to make some improvements and increase the size of your home. It’s worth looking at the latest outdoor living trends to give you some inspiration and make it easy for you to plan your garden design.

Meanwhile, if your garden has plenty of space, you could consider adding a ‘she shed’! A she shed is a beautiful hideaway for your garden which can double as another reception room, an office or even a separate living space. They can be expensive to build, but worth it for the outcome.

Convert your loft

Loft conversions are another popular way of making the most of the space in your home. The great thing about loft conversions is that they can increase the value of your home, and can be straightforward to carry out with the right company. You can transform your loft into another bedroom, a cinema room or an additional living room to give you more room in your home. Be warned, loft conversions can be expensive, but it could be a great investment to add value to your home in the future.

Go open-plan

Open-plan living spaces can be a fantastic way of making your home more modern, while also making the most of the space you’ve got. It is possible to create an open-plan layout in an old home to help you work out if open-plan living is a realistic option. Make sure you create plenty of light in your room to help you achieve the full benefit of an open-plan space.

Add an extension

An extension can be another great option for adding more space to your home. It’s another way of adding value too, which is why many people go down the extension route a few years after buying their home. Extensions can cause a bit of disruption to your home, so planning carefully is a must to ensure your extension project doesn’t turn into more hassle than it’s worth.

Whatever your plans for your home, it’s good to think about all the possibilities for adding space before you decide to pack up and sell. Some projects you’ll be able to complete yourself, but for larger-scale jobs, you’ll want to make sure that you think carefully about DIY versus hiring someone. Love your home but want more space? Start thinking about the ways you can make your home bigger without selling up.

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