No matter the size of your home — it always feels like space is at a premium. There are a lot of reasons why you may have outgrown your current home, but that doesn’t mean moving is an option at this time.
Maybe you’ve got a new addition on the way, or perhaps a partner just moved in with you and you’re trying to fit two homes worth of things into one. It’s always a challenge, but it’s not impossible to carve out some much needed extra space out of your home.
Once you’ve donated the things you don’t need anymore (and we’ve all got that stuff lying around), here are a few ways to make it feel like you’ve added square footage to your home.
Making space to play
Kids accumulate a lot of clutter — toys, books, clothes — and it adds up. Having raised three children of my own, I found the best way to keep it from exploding around the rest of the home is to dedicate a play space for Jr.
If you don’t have an entire room to dedicate to the kids, you’re not out of luck. You can carve out a nook of your home to become a play area. If you have a breakfast nook that doesn’t see much use — it’s a good spot to centralize your play area as it tends to be centralized between the kitchen and living area which both have high traffic. This way, no matter which room you’re using, you’re not far from the kids.