You may feel like you’re outgrowing your home, but why move out when you could repurpose it? It could be a great opportunity to create more space in the house you love, the home you’re sentimentally attached to.
When it comes to reimagining spaces, we envision them from the ground up, improving access, available light and enhancing flow and function. Space can be found in wasted areas around the home.
Whether you decide you’re going to do it yourself or hire a building company, always get a professional in to identify how safe your project is both to your home structurally as well as to yourself. If you’re looking specifically for Swindon building contractors, call us for a consultation.
Here, we’ve rooted out a few ideas that might whet your appetite for repurposing.
There’s a whole host of things you could do with the space you have under the stairs. Including a kitchen. There could be space for a counter, cabinets with drawers and cupboards angled into the slope of the stairs.
Or that space would be a perfect fit for a home office. There’s room for an L-shaped desk to sit your computer and office chair. The desk in turn could house doored cabinets, others with drawers. And there’s room for shelves to range your files.
If you’re using the room at the base of the stairs as a sociable area, why not turn the actual space under the stairs into what the Americans term a ‘wet bar’ – a bar with a sink? Design shelving on the wall above the counter to arrange your bottles of spirits.
If there’s a corner of the kitchen that needs liberating from the shabby dog’s basket, again the space under the stairs could be the answer.
In the bedroom, a clever use of plasterboard can be used to fashion individual nooks. Perfect for a teenager’s room. By creating alcoves, you could furnish one with an upholstered window seat sat on top of a cupboard for storage with scatter cushions. And for studies, another nook devoted to a work desk and bookshelves.
Then there’s the living room. In a home that feels like it’s constricting, why not have built extensive wall shelving? Alter the widths of shelf frames and the space between shelves to show off all the ornaments you’ve accumulated over the years, vases, paintings, book collections etc. Make your lounge an amazing space.