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Making Room: 5 Tips for Maximizing the Space in Your Home

As a homeowner, you know that changes over time—from new additions to the family to the start of a home business—can result in the need for more space (or at least more functional space!).

While this may seem like an impossible task, it can be surprisingly simple to achieve. Read on to see our five best tips for maximizing the space in your home to best suit your needs.

Consider an addition

Of course, one of the best ways to maximize the space in your home is too actually add more of it! A room addition is one way to do this, but there are other, sometimes simpler methods to consider as well. A sunroom or screen room, for example, can add valuable square footage to your home that you can use for entertaining, work… whatever you may need.

Of course, if adding space isn’t an option, there are plenty of other options to consider as well.

Use a room partition

In homes with multiple children, you may face the challenge of maximizing a space to fit two. You don’t need to actually double your square footage to accomplish this, however—you might want to consider using a flexible room partition that can be closed or open depending on your children’s needs. Your kids can still enjoy the benefits that come with sharing a room, but can get the private time they need for study, sleep, etc.

Streamline your storage

Look to your storage spaces to find better ways to use your space. Don’t have room for two dressers? Use drawer dividers or vertical storage to make more of the space you already have. And, of course, enlist the help of the classic hidden storage tip (storing items in ottomans, under beds, etc.) to eliminate the need for bulky, space-wasting pieces of furniture.

Create transitional spaces

A transitional space is one that can be quickly changed depending on your needs. You may not have enough space for a home office and a guest room, for example, but you can certainly use one room for both of these purposes.

Bunk up

Bunk beds are popular for a reason—they can effectively double the use of a space without actually having to double your space. While they’re a go-to choice for shared spaces, they can also be smart additions to single-sleeper rooms. If your child has a small room, for example, they might benefit from sleeping on the top bunk and using the bottom bunk area for studying.

With some clever maneuvering, you can truly maximize the space in your home. We hope that these ideas help you find the perfect solution to your changing needs! And of course, if we can be of any help in your home renovations this spring, be sure to give us a call—we can help you get the job done.

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