Maximizing Space and Value: Insights from a Home Addition Contractor

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By Jeana Harris

Updated: Jun 11, 2024

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Maximizing Space and Value
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    The increasing demand for properties in certain areas has led to small size houses, but despite their size and shape, there are numerous designs and ideas that can be cleverly used to transform the small space while adding value to it. Every inch of floor space matters in small homes to maximize space and value. Kindly look at the ideas for maximum utilization of the available space.

    Make Maximum Use of the Available Space

    Make use of every single inch of available space in a small house. Decide the rooms based on the utility; if you think a formal living room is of no use to you, concentrate on the foyer and make seating arrangements. This idea expands the area visually adding value to the property from future selling prospective.

    Also read: Essential Guide to Mastering the Basics of Interior Design

    Create a Multifunctional Space

    Create a multifunctional central space in the small room that can be manipulated according to requirements. If you have a family of four, keep four dining chairs, and when guests arrive, make a temporary seating arrangement by grabbing chairs from the foyer or backyard.

    Focus on Views From Your Home

    Open up your home for views to make a smaller home look large. All you need to do is install a glass window in the right place that allows a lot of natural light. A natural view is a priceless dream of most homeowners, irrespective of the home size they own. It will make the property attractive, fetching the best value if you sell it in the future.

    Extend Living Space to Outdoor

    Extend the indoor living room or dining room outdoors with patios or decks that will help you expand the usable outdoor space without enlarging the indoor floor area. The outdoor expansion will expand the space while enhancing the property value.  An experienced professional can help you with functional ideas to achieve the desired result, so talk to the home addition contractor and check out their terms and conditions.

    Keep the Space Clutter-free

    A clutter-free space looks spacious and functional. Keep only those items that you use in the house; otherwise, discard them.

    Extra Storage Space in a Creative Way

    Use wall niches, attic areas, and bookshelves to create extra storage space without occupying the floor space. In the process, seek help from a home addition contractor who can help you create the space using the material of your choice and budget.

    A Well-thought-over Window Placement

    A window serves the dual function of allowing natural light and, if placed at the end of the hallway, expands the room for a more spacious feel.

    Invest in Multifunctional Furniture

    Multifunctional Furniture
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    One of the best ways to maximize space is to invest in multipurpose furniture like a sofa cum bed, trundle for sleeping, seating, and office use, storage ottoman for additional seating and dining tables for dining in, and extra storage with space underneath. Use this furniture according to your requirements. Consult a professional who can guide you through the process to ensure nothing goes wrong because once you invest, it can't be undone.

    Tall Ceilings

    Raise the roof to use the space above the door and windows for storage, natural light inside, and a beautiful view. If you are constructing a new house, raising the ceiling is easy, but in an existing building, it's a tough nut to crack. Seek help from the home addition contractor to check out the local zoning laws and building codes.

    Opt for a Neutral Color

    Neutral color gives the illusion of a large space, so paint the house in a neutral shade. Dark colors look good only as statement walls to enhance visual appeal. The future buyers will surely like your home and may agree to pay a good price because they can visualize in a better way in neutral tone rooms.

    Floating Shelves to Save Floor Space

    The floating shelf is a smart and practical way to create extra storage space without occupying the floor area. These shelves can be fixed in the bathroom, kitchen, study room, kid's room, or even the living room to store utility items, decor pieces, artwork, or any other item. You should consult an experienced contractor for this work.

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