Your life deserves to have the option to expand your living space.
The cost of real estate in Toronto these days have skyrocketed to incredible heights. Some can’t even buy a house and many are finding it harder and harder to “move up” from their existing home to a newer, larger one.
It’s time to get crafty.
Yes, your home is an asset and it’s worth much more than what you paid for. But your family is bigger and you have different needs than you did, say 5-6 years ago.
A great way to expand your living space is by renovating and creating a big enough space that can last you and your home years of comfort. It’s time to take the next step and utilize every square inch your home has and start to expand your living space.
Here are some good tips to start with:
- Reset with new furniture: Or rather, maybe it’s time to get out with the old and in with the new. A “reassessment” of your furniture layout can go a long way in making sure you expand your living space to the maximum. Taking out an ottoman here, or buying a smaller kitchen table there can give you that extra space you’ve been craving.
- Finish your basement: as mentioned in previous discussions, a great way to give you some added space is by adding a few rooms in the basement. Whether giving an older child some “me space”, an elderly parent their own sanctuary or simply creating a man cave, a basement gives you more than enough space to do what you need to expand your house.
- Open concept your main floor: when you remove any load bearing walls, you create a wider open space that gives the room an airier, homier feel. It will give your main floor a flow and will look like your space has become less cluttered and more open.
- Your garage has tons of space! Gone are the days where you leave the garage alone to store your gardening tools and extra tables and chairs. Convert your garage for a much needed upgrade to your home by using it for a kids’ sanctuary or a guest bedroom.
- Minor touchups: there are many things you can do within your home that can help expand your reach. Building a deck outside can give your family an outdoor space or buying new light fixtures or rearranging furniture can give you more than you think if you get crafty.
All in all, your home is your sanctuary and changing things around every couple of years can not only help with the longevity of your home, but give it more value than you had ever hoped!