Ways to Expand Your Living Space

Garden Furniture3When it comes to refurbishment, many may be concerned with trying to create more living space for playing, entertaining, or just going about your daily business. Here, we will look at refurbishment ideas that are a bit outside of the box, but can still get you much more valuable living space, both inside your home, as well as within and on your property.

This can give you more room to expand, could potentially add more value to your home, or could up the appeal for future potential buyers.

Patios, Gardens, and More

When it comes to expanding your living space, sometimes you do not have to look any further than just outside your back (or front) door. Transform your patio into a living and entertainment area by adding more furniture, an awning, screening your patio in, or placing more amenities (like a grill or heater) outside.

Gardens can also be transformed into similar entertaining spaces, whether in your backyard or front yard. A fire pit, benches, outdoor furniture, tables and chairs, cooking areas, pools or spas can all expand your living space. Simply keep in mind your overall budget, as well as your needs.

Sheds

Believe it or not, a shed, once refurbished, (or even built) can be a great place to give you more space to live. You can transform a shed into a play area, a home office, workshop, a game room, a kitchen, a guest room, rental space, or nearly anything else.

All you have to do is be sure that your shed is up to local building codes, is properly insulated, can be wired safely, can be either heated or cooled (based on your needs), and is a comfortable size for the use that you would like to put it to.

Use What You Already Have

There are plenty of ways to refurbish the inside of your home itself to give you more living room. One of the easiest and most budget-friendly ways is to put in more shelving or cabinetry into your home. In this way, you can reorganize your home to better take advantage of the rooms that you already have that may currently be too cluttered.

Part of the organization process should always be prioritizing the belongings that you are looking to reorganize, and donating or selling any items that you no longer need or use. Downsizing is always good.