4 ways to increase space in your home (without having to move)
We are living in an era where space is most definitely at a premium. With the average price per square foot in W3 at £735, it’s no wonder that most homeowners are looking to make the most out of the existing space in their homes wherever possible.
Reasons for needing additional space can vary – while of course for many, as your family expands you require additional room, there can also be many other factors that contribute to requiring smarter ideas to make the most of the space available to you.
With technology advancing, many of us have extra TV’s, games consoles, kitchen gadgets and broadband boxes to house, which can cause clutter in your home. Here we explore some clever ideas to increase the space in your home.
For many families, the kitchen in the hub of the home. It may be the place where you gather to eat, relax, and for your children to do their homework, or socialise with their friends. However, for many properties in London, kitchens were not originally designed with the gadgets of today in mind, therefore you may find yourself running out of spaces to store general cooking items such as pots and pans, before you even think about your wine cooler, bread maker, and coffee machine!
At W9 Carpentry we can help you to devise clever storage solutions for your existing kitchen, such as additional shelving units, hidden extra storage inside your kitchen cupboards, or even a newly planned and designed kitchen.
Adding an additional bedroom and bathroom can add around 20% to the value of your home, and where better to do it than by extending into your loft. Loft conversions are becoming an increasingly popular way to add space to your home and offer a great return on investment when considering the cost against the value added.
W9 Carpentry have a wealth of experience in the planning and implementation of loft conversions and can work with you to create rooms in your loft that will be completely usable – no dead spaces in the slopes as our bespoke carpenters can help you to make use of those spaces with bespoke storage solutions.
One of the great quirks of London homes is that you may have rooms which have unusual layouts, and it can be all too easy to overlook the opportunities provided in areas such as recesses or under stairs. With some imagination and an expert carpentry service, you can create additional storage solutions, such as bespoke bookcases, wine bottle wracks to proudly display your collection, or an area to store everyday items.
All too often cupboards are used a ‘dumping ground’ where we hide away as many items as possible, such as vacuum cleaners, ironing boards or general household clutter. We can assist you to make the most of your cupboards, adding shelving to allow you to make more use of the width and height, or creating customised items such as shoe racks or stands which allow you to properly organise your cupboards.
No matter why you require more space, we can assist you with both planning and implementation of your project. Get in touch with us today.
Where is the source of these stats ? for the 20% also the £735 above ???
£735 – https://www.findproperly.co.uk/london/postcode/W3#.W5-N2aZKiUk (note this is recalculated each day so fluctuates). We can go with the London 2018 average if preferred.
20% – This is an often quoted figure see https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/mar/27/home-extension-or-loft-conversion-can-add-20-to-house-value