Changes that won’t bust budget
IT MAY sound strange, but having too much space can be just as hard as not having enough. Changing the layout of your home can be expensive and cause upheaval, but there’s another way to create cost-effective design changes.
Changing a room’s purpose can bring new life to forgotten areas. For instance, empty-nesters who have grown children can often find they have a bedroom surplus.
In those properties, you can re-purpose a bedroom by changing it into a television room. By ditching the bed and adding a media unit, some bean bags and other fun furnishings, it’s now a space for the grandkids.
If you’re worried about losing a bedroom, you could make your office multi-purpose and add a sofa bed. That way you still have work space, but then you’re also equipped for guests.
It’s all about the changing stages of life and making your home work for the stage you’re at.
A formal dining room can become a games room. A disused bar can become a reading nook.
Bedrooms can become studies. These changes can be made without knocking down walls, or breaking the piggy bank.
You don’t have to knock down walls to make changes – simply moving furniture can be all that is required.
A room’s purpose can evolve with the changing stages of your life so you continue to take advantage of every room in your home.