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Tips for Upsizing Your Household through Design

Upsizing sounds like a good idea. No matter the reason, having more space is something that sounds good no matter what. However, there comes a time where some smart design can come in handy. And that is definitely an option worth exploring as soon as you start thinking about upsizing your household. It is expensive, risky and time-consuming. Investing in real estate should be your last resort, not your first stop. And that is why we are here today. To provide you with some ideas that can help you save time, money and energy. All at the same time. So – let’s dive in together!

Think it through

Before you start looking for real estate agents in your area, you should give yourself some time to think. And we mean – really think it through. As we have mentioned before, investing in real estate isn’t something you should take lightly. And even more importantly – it is not something you should do without proper planning.

What are your goals?

Why are you thinking about upsizing your household? Is it because you have a new and growing family? Are you planning on starting working from home and need an office? Would you like to add more storage space to your household? Or are you in need of an extra room when your friends and family come to visit?

Why are we asking all these questions? The answer is pretty simple actually. Smart home design can help you create more space in your current household. It will take some thinking, hard work and time, but in the end – you will be surprised by the results you’ll end up with.

Run your numbers

No matter the road you decide to take, you should calculate your budget before everything else. Redesigning your current household, buying new furniture, remodeling – in most cases is more affordable than buying a new house, but if you don’t play it smart, you might end up spending more than you have initially planned.

How to add more space to your current household through smart design

Trying to upsize your current household through design is something that sounds like a better option. And even if you end up not satisfied by the work you’ve done – you can always sell your current house (but at a higher rate, and most likely – faster) and buy a more spacious one.

If your house only feels small

Your house doesn’t necessarily have to lack space. It can look that way as well. And if that is your problem, don’t worry. This one is the easiest one to fix. All you need is to add some air. And light. How can you do that? Repaint your walls. Use calm, light colors. And natural ones. Or – if you’d like to go minimalistic this time, white walls are your best bet. The same goes for your woodwork. The lighter your walls and floors are, the more spacious your room will look. Another thing you can do that could be a good and smart investment is putting some money into your windows. Old blinds, curtains, and similar window accessories might be preventing light from coming in, so yes – you don’t have to spend large amounts of money into this project of yours. Sometimes the smallest fixes can make the whole difference.

If you need some additional storage space

The longer we live in the same house, the more items we have. And sometimes finding a place for each and every item that we have bought in the last week’s sale isn’t really a possibility. However, creating more storage space isn’t as hard as it seems. Here are some tricks that can help you achieve this goal of yours:

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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