General Contractors Discuss Making the Most of a Small Space
Living in a small home doesn’t mean you have to live in a cramped, claustrophobia-inducing space. Whether you fell in love with a house that happened to be a bit on the small side, or you didn’t have the budget for a larger home, there are number of great home renovations you can perform that help you get the most out of your living space. Whether as a DIY project or with the help of general contractors and builders, here are a few space-saving renovations to expand your horizons:
Don’t Let the Basement Go to Waste
An unfinished basement is more common than snow in December (especially after 2015, am I right?) and nowhere is this a bigger issue than in small homes. When you have a limited amount of floor space to begin with, why would you pass up the opportunity to double it? Instead of bare walls and cardboard boxes, why not hire general contractors to convert your basement into an entertainment room, recreation space, an extra bedroom, give it a bathroom, or whatever else your heart desires? When you transform your dreary old basement into usable, liveable space, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
Rethink Your Storage Solutions
New shelves or cabinetry are popular home renovations for people with small kitchens or bathrooms, but the truth is, these sort of storage solutions are a space-saver in any room. Struggling to fit both a bed and a nightstand in a slim bedroom? A hanging shelf makes a great alternative. These shelves are great for living rooms too, where they can be used for books, movies, video games, and more, without taking up any floor space. They also add a decorative flair! If you have a laundry room, consider hanging cabinets above your laundry machines—this makes a great place to store cleaning products, freeing up more space in your kitchen.
Consider a Standing Shower
You may love that ceramic tub, but eventually there comes a time when you have to admit that it is leaving you far too little space in your bathroom. A glass shower enclosure—also called a standing shower—makes a great alternative. With the extra space you’ll create by installing one of these modern amenities, you can add shelving space for towels and toiletries, or even just leave the space open.
These home renovations are just a few examples of how you can maximize the space in your home, no matter how small. If you’re ready to begin, get in touch with reliable general contractors in your area and make your home more spacious!