Many homeowners are constantly complaining that they don’t have enough space and it’s really difficult for them to create more. When they first purchased the property many years ago, they did think that they would start a family but they thought that the property was more than big enough. Sadly, they were wrong and now due to the demands of teenagers who want their own space, your job as a parent has been made a lot more difficult and so you need to come up with some workable solutions. There are options that you could look at which involves selling your current property and moving to a much larger one but this doesn’t make any sense because you picked this particular location for a number of possible reasons and it would be a shame to have to move on. The other alternative is to do some building so that you can create the space that you need at your current location.
For property owners, it involves a knock down rebuild process in Canberra but there are a number of things that need to be taken into consideration. You need to think about the costing for such a project and the good news is that it is a lot more affordable than you probably think. It is certainly a lot cheaper than moving to a completely different property and you just need to start thinking outside the box in order to create additional space in your current home. The following are just some ideas that you might want to look at.
– Make use of the attic space – The attic space at the top of your house is very seldom used and is likely that you just use it to store all clothes and other useless pieces of bric-a-brac that you will never use again. This is the ideal space to create an additional bedroom or two and once you put a skylight into the roof, then it’s very likely that this is a room that the kids will be arguing over who gets it. The same might apply if you have a basement and all you have down there is the boiler and the washing machine, and both of these can be easily relocated to create an extra room in the house.
– Make use of the garage – It is a garage in name only and most homes use it as a kind of launderette or an additional storage room. It’s likely that the car has never been part in there and so this is a space that is almost finished and all you need to do is to add some Windows and doors. Obviously, it would need to be properly insulated but this is a granny flat just waiting to be created. Your builder will know exactly what you’re talking about and they should be able to create this additional room in a very short space of time.
These are just two ideas on how you can create more space in your current property and there are many others.