There’s no place like home, although there’s also no sneakier dissatisfaction than being stuck in a rut.
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This happens with our environment the same as it does with relationships. It comes slowly and unnoticed and you suddenly start feeling discomfort and the need for a change.
One of the most common opinions among people living in small houses is that they may be too small for major changes. This is not necessarily true.
Whether your living area is suitable for big changes or not is not only a matter of size, but also structure, arrangement, as well as how creative and open-minded you can be.
Sometimes even the tiniest houses are great candidates for a complete reconstruction. We’ve gathered some info on the subject and are willing to share some ideas with you.
Expenses And Worth
Before you start doing anything, you need to carefully plan your actions and be aware of the costs and the potential gain.
One day you may want to sell your place, so it’s nice to know if your investments are going to pay off in the long run.
Regardless of this aspect, it’s important to have an objective image about the overall costs of your remodeling.
You need to know what you’re getting yourself into, if it’s worth it and if you’ll be able to handle it.
Essential Info Before You Start
We already mentioned expenses and plans. Think about how you can fit everything you want into a budget, because having a half-baked expansion is quite unappealing.
It’s better to wait until you have all the money than to do the job partially. Another important thing is to divide the work into categories.
Think about what you’ll be able to do on your own and for which parts you’ll be hiring someone.
When deciding who to hire, always try and choose the best compromise between price and quality.
If you have a friend’s recommendation, that’s even better!
How Can We Expand?
There are several ways to expand your home. You have plenty of options, from creating an outdoor room and adding some furniture to building one or several small pavilions if your property is large enough.
Another way to expand, especially if you don’t have enough horizontal space, is raising the roof. Adding another floor will give you a lot of new space without taking up any of the existing.
Also, there is a growing trend of building granny flats in Australia. If you have enough backyard space, it can make you and your family very happy.
Not only will it freshen up the house, but it will also give all of you more space and a sense of change.
When planning to expand, you need to think about the base – your house and your yard.
You don’t want to go overboard with the extension and make it disproportionate to your existing house.
Don’t create a huge space and expect it to fit in with your tiny house. Instead, try creating several smaller additional objects.
It will seem much more compact than one big extension.
If you really need a big room, it’s always better to create another floor than add something gigantic in the yard, even if there is plenty of space.
Connecting Old And New
After you’ve planned the shape, position and basic purpose of your expansion, it’s time to synchronize it with the rest of the place.
This can easily be done by adjusting its colors or style to the rest of the house.
However, while there’s no harm in wanting your new space to look completely different, try having at least some details that can link it to the rest of the house.
For example, curtains, cushions, and paintings can have the desired effect without harming the general appeal of your new part.
Regardless of what your original home looks like or how small it may be, don’t let anyone get you down by telling you your house cannot handle remodeling.
Any house can, it’s just that sometimes it’s a bigger challenge than usual, but it’s always possible.
Feel free to experiment and release your creativity. However, if you’re afraid of making a mistake, you can always get some help from a professional.