make the most of the room you already have

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When you have kids, space in your home can get pretty tight. This isn’t all too surprising. They need space to sleep, space to play, and they need space to explore. So, it’s not all too surprising that many parents start to consider ways they can make the most of the space they have. Sure, moving into a larger property could be a resolution. But this isn’t always an option financially and moving house can be an extremely stressful experience as an independent adult, never mind moving with kids in tow too! Here are just a few different things you can do to make the most of the room you already have!

Consider Renovations

If you had sufficient room, but have a little one on the way, or if you had enough room, but your kids are growing older and want their own rooms rather than sharing rooms, you may be wondering how to go about creating more space. Now, if your kids have a large room, you may be able to split it into two smaller rooms by putting a dividing wall in the middle. If not, you can always consider renovations like extensions or a loft conversion. This will create a whole extra room within your home with minimal hassle. Just make sure to use a reliable architect if you go down this route. Residential Architects will make a good job of your plans!

Invest in Toy Storage

If you don’t have the time or funds for home renovations, you can clear up a lot of space in your home simply by investing in toy storage. Little ones’ toys can take up a whole lot of room and make spaces feel small, cluttered and overwhelming. Good toy storage will clear your spaces right up, freeing up room and also removing safety hazards and trip hazards. There are so many different options on the market it’d be impossible to list them all here. But a safe bet to start with is a good old fashioned toy box. All toys can be thrown in here without too much focus on placement and organisation. Kids will also enjoy rummaging through!

Opt for Neutral Colour Schemes

Alongside the above tips and tricks, you might want to consider visual aspects of what makes spaces appear big or small. If you opt for neutral colour schemes, your rooms might feel a whole lot bigger. Colours like white, cream and magnolia can significantly open up a space visually. Of course, many families avoid clean and light colours, as kids can be messy. But simply invest in family friendly paints that can be wiped down and cleaned easily. This will ensure dirt won’t stick and you can benefit from the better colour scheme at the same time!

These are just a few different ways you can maximise the space in your family home. Incorporate them into your spaces and you’ll see a huge difference in next to no time!

This is a contributed post



Claire Kirby

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