Adapting Your Home To Meet the Demands of a Growing Family.
You might think that you’re in the perfect home, but it’s only perfect for your current circumstances. If you’re thinking about having a child, or have one on the way, then it won’t just be the number of hours of sleep you get that’ll change once they arrive – so will the suitability of your home. But you don’t necessarily have to move house just because a little one is on the way. By making a few changes, you can give your current abode more space, so that there’s no reason for people to be falling over each other!
Purge the Old
You’ve got a lifetime of memories already in your home, but from now on, they might have to exist only in your mind – or in a storage unit. It’s a good idea to have a clear out of all the old items that you no longer need or use; it’ll help to clear up some space, and will all around make your home more spacious. These items could bring in a pretty penny if you sell them online, too – a perfect way to fund all the new baby gear!
Make the Most of the Garden
Now, we know that British weather isn’t always the best (although the summer of 2018 is doing its best to disprove this theory), but that doesn’t mean that you should totally neglect your garden. If you spend a little bit of time making it look good, adding furniture, and so on, you’ll effectively have another “room” on your property. If the weather really doesn’t play ball where you live, then consider adding a conservatory. You’ll lose some garden space, but if you’re not using much of it anyway, then it won’t be missed.
Consider adding another Room
The garden isn’t the only unused space in your home. If your loft is currently sitting empty, then you’ve got a prime opportunity to add another bedroom, office, or other room. Loft extensions aren’t only attractive because of the space they add to a property, either; they can also add significant value to your house, too. If your current house is beginning to feel a bit cramped and you’re longing for another room, then look at the top portion of your home; it might just be the solution to your space issues.
Get Clever With Storage
Not that you necessarily need to add another room to get more space in your home. If you get smart with storage, then you might find that you’ve got much more space for those toys, cribs, and other baby accessories that are soon going to be part of your life. Make the most of space under the stairs, under tables, in the corner “dead” spaces, and so on – it’ll make a difference.
Space to Move
You can also think about adopting the minimalist decor philosophy. Less really is more! It’ll make your home more orderly and calm – something you may appreciate during the madness of parenthood – and give you more space to move around.
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