They say home is where the heart is, and for many of us, there’s no place we would rather be. Despite the fact that most of us love our homes, there’s always room for improvement. If you feel like you could get more out of your home, here are some inspirational ideas.
Designing a versatile kitchen
For many of us, the kitchen is the heart of the home. If you’re lucky enough to have a large, open-plan kitchen, it’s possible to make this room a versatile space that can accommodate everyone. If you have children, you could section off an area to do homework or make a creative corner with an easel or chalkboard walls. If you have older kids, you could set up a workstation or a chill-out zone for listening to music or watching TV. You could invest in modular furniture, such as expandable tables, to turn a cozy kitchen into a fabulous entertaining area or set aside a corner to catch up and socialize. There are lots of different ways to segregate parts of the room. You could use different colors or design concepts or use screens or pieces of furniture.
Getting more out of your garden
It’s lovely to have a relaxing outdoor area to retreat to at the weekend or after a long day at work, but are you getting the best out of your garden? There are myriad ways you can use external space, from growing your own vegetables and keeping hens in chicken runs to installing an entertaining and cooking area and creating a sensory garden for children. If you have kids, you can set aside distinctive areas for play and learning. If you’re keen to stick to something more adult-friendly, you can start planting produce, collecting eggs or honing your gardening skills. You don’t need a huge space to make your backyard work for everyone. Use different materials, such as paving, gravel, decking and bark chippings to create separate areas and use your garden to spend quality time together, become more self-sufficient, socialize and chill out.
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Using redundant spaces
Do you have a spare bedroom that gets used once a year when the family descends for the holidays? Or have you got an attic ripe for renovation? If you’ve got rooms you don’t use, think about how you could benefit from that space. Would the kids love a playroom or could you do with an office, a studio or a reading room? You can always create dual-purpose rooms, for example, you could put a sofa bed in a study to double up as a guest room. If you’ve got an attic, and you’re eager to add value to your home, it’s worth getting some quotes and looking at ideas for a conversion. You could create an extra bedroom, a den for older children or an office, recording studio or home gym.
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Do you often feel envious when you’re watching home makeover shows or think you could do more with your home? If you’re keen to make the most of your home, hopefully, this guide has given you some food for thought.
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