Utilizing Your Square Footage EffectivelyJun 17, 2015
It happens all the time – prospective home buyers become homeowners. The thrill lasts for years at times, but there is always an issue that most don’t think about on day one, space. The square footage of your home may be solid. You may find that it is fine at first. However, if your family grows via children, aging parents, or pets, you will soon realize what many homeowners realize, it’s not enough space. For some, the answer to this issue is just to buy a new home. While that’s not a bad idea, it’s not always possible to just jump into a new house. So what do you do?
There are a number of options that you may want to pursue, including remodeling, changing the layout of your home, finishing the basement or attic, or adding more square footage. Consider the following options that can definitely create more living space and utilize your square footage wisely.
Finishing Basements and Attics
For those who have attics and basements that are not finished, you should seriously take a second look at these very valuable spaces. If you’re using them for storage, or for appliances, that’s fine. But you are really losing out on square footage that can be dedicated to a lot of different things. In the case of finishing basements, you may have 500 – 1000 square feet of added space. You may even be able to double the square footage of your home. This can be split into bedrooms, or it can be one giant entertainment zone. The goal here is to not waste this space at all.
You don’t have to turn it into a giant ball pit for kids, or an arcade zone, there’s a lot of interesting ways to transform these spaces. As long as you don’t just leave it dusty, murky, and dark, you can add this square footage to your existing areas. We can show you some pretty amazing ways to make use of basements and attics.
Opening Up Dining and Kitchen Areas
For homes that have closed off kitchens and dining rooms, knocking down some walls can be a good thing. This can open up the two areas and give you more space for traffic and community. Just by opening up the kitchen’s layout, you can increase literal square footage. Adding countertop space, storage space with new cabinets, and even a bar area for communication in the mornings and afternoons can be a great thing. The goal is to open up your space and utilize dead zones more appropriately. This can be a wonderful solution if you have closed of areas and want a bit of freedom to move around and change up your decor.
At the end of the day, these are just two of many ways that you could improve the square footage of your home. Oftentimes, homeowners don’t realize how powerful a remodel can be. You don’t need to spend insane amounts of money either, as there are various cost effective solutions to explore in this regards. Let us show you how we can improve traffic flow and air flow in your home while remodeling to make the most of your existing square footage.