It’s normal to outgrow your home. Over time, you may have a partner move in or add pets and children to your family. Changing personal needs could require space for equipment. For example, many people worked from home during the coronavirus pandemic and needed home office space. Moving wasn’t always an option, which meant individuals had to figure out how to create more space in their current homes.
There are multiple ways you can create more space in your house. Some involve creating more usable floor space, while others involve changing your furnishings. Let’s look at some ways you can create more space in your home.
Remove items to increase your floor space.
Items kept in storage consume lots of space. It’s easy to fill an attic with boxes of items such as Christmas decorations, clothes, or family heirlooms. While holding a yard sale’s one option, you can increase your home’s space and keep these items by investing in a storage unit.
Storage units come in various sizes, ensuring you can find great units to rent. Self storage finders make it easy to enter your ZIP code and locate storage facilities in your area. The tool enables you to compare prices and book online, simplifying the process of securing additional storage space. Self-storage units are affordable and accessible, so you’ll always have access to your belongings, but you’ll free up space in your house you can use for other things.
You can also use a self-storage tool to find vehicle storage. Perhaps you have a classic car-consuming space in your garage. Putting the car in storage is a great way to free up garage space, making it possible to store other belongings in your garage and make more room in your house.
Change your furniture.
There are multiple potential health benefits from using a standing desk, such as promoting physical activity and reducing lower-back pain. There are also benefits when you’re trying to create space in your home.
Standing desks are taller desks. When you’re shopping for standing desks for home use, look for ones that have a base that allows for storage under your desk. You may be able to put a filing cabinet, garbage can, or set of short shelves under your standing desk, ensuring you capitalize on available space. You also won’t need a bulky office chair because you’re standing, enabling you to free up floor space.
Support your office setup with a desk lamp that doesn’t consume floor space. Choose a desk with a keyboard tray that tucks away when not in use. Add wall shelves above your desk, ensuring you have plenty of storage space. You can also increase available space with tall bookshelves that capitalize on the total height of your room. Changing your dining room table’s another way to add space. Invest in a table with leaves, enabling you to extend it when needed but contain your table’s size for regular use.
Repurpose storage space.
Whether you opt to move items in storage to a storage unit or your garage, you’ll have additional space you can use once you remove these items. Emptying your attic or basement enables you to convert those spaces into usable rooms. Perhaps your priority is creating a recreational space for your child. You can use an area rug, bean bag chair, and hammock to create a play space.
You can also create a home office space with room for a sit-stand desk, ensuring your comfort when you work for long hours. Remove storage items, add an area rug, and have an electrician install power outlets for your office equipment. You can also add shelves, freestanding drawers, and other accessories to complete your workspace.
Creating space in your home could involve removing items in storage. You can also create space with new furniture, such as standing desks and taller bookshelves.