Get creative with your home's useable space.

In our last blog, we discussed how converting your internal garage could add more usable space to your home without the cost of extending or moving.

It is no secret that homeowners are craving more space in their homes as many continue to want to work from home, work out from home, entertain from home, and much, much more! In this blog, we discuss how you can be more creative with your space at home and make it do more for you if you're not yet ready to extend or convert.

Double up

Having multi-functional rooms is something we have spoken about a lot in our blogs and continues to be very important! For example, have a home office that also doubles up as a spare bedroom, as it is very rare that you will require it to complete both functions simultaneously. However, it is worth noting that trying to attempt to get rooms to do more than two functions can drastically affect how capable it is of fulfilling that function to a satisfactory level. Balance is key!

Get creative!

Sometimes it is hard to look outside of the box, however, those that do often have the most functional homes! Removing walls or installing room dividers is one of many creative ways that you can transform your home. We list below a couple of examples you could consider:

  • Playing with height – a great creative way to make children’s rooms bigger! By putting the bed on a higher level, it frees up valuable space for storage and play.
  • Sliding or pocket doors – an excellent way to create more visual space!

Be clever!

There are so many spaces in your home which go to waste or are underutilised because you have not yet thought of a way to use them. There are many different ways you could incorporate more storage in your home if you are clever about it! For example, you could create alcoves or recessed shelving in non-structural walls to create that additional storage you require or fit a cubbyhole at the end of your bath. The options are endless!

Two key areas of your home that are underutilised are under the stairs and your landing, however, there are many ways you could use these spaces functionally and simply. Have you considered, for example, that your under-the-stairs space could be cleverly designed for storage, as a WC, as an office space, or even as a play cubby hole? We've even seen the under-stairs area used for cosy pet structures. Similarly, your landing space could be integrated with additional storage or work as an office space or reading area. Depending on the space you have, there is always a more functional way you could use it.

At Arc Design Services, we specialise in architectural design, dedicated to offering a fresh and exciting approach to every project. With this in mind, Arc Design Services could help you get creative with your home's useable space as part of your renovation, extension, or new-build plans. Contact our experts today at Arc Design Services at or 0161 928 4433.

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