Have you got a lot of space in your house but haven’t entirely made good use of it all? If so, don’t worry because you’re not alone. It’s something many people experience, especially those that have moved into their first house from a flat or apartment, for example.
If you’re lucky enough to have an extension at your house, you might be wondering how to make the best use of the space. The following are some brilliant ideas you could consider that will both improve your home life and give you more room in your house:
Have you only got a living room and kitchen on the ground floor level of your house? If so, one practical use for your empty extension is to turn it into a dining room. It makes sense, especially if you’ve got several people living in your home with you.
You could opt for a traditional or rustic look by investing in a wooden dining room table and chairs and display cupboards. Or, you could look at mirrored dining tables and plush chairs for a luxurious and elegant look.
The idea of having a massive LCD TV in your living room might not appeal to you, especially if you’ve got plenty of furniture and paintings or photo frames covering most of your living room walls.
If you’d rather not compromise with a small TV in your living room, why not use your extension as a home cinema? You could invest in a projector system, surround system, and an ultra-comfortable sofa for an enhanced cinematic experience!
Do you have one or more young children, or perhaps you often have relatives visiting with their young children? If the answer to either question is yes, have you thought about converting your extension into a kids play area?
You could paint the walls bright and vibrant colours, plus fill the room with all kinds of creative and engaging toys. If you’ve got enough space, you could even have a small table and chairs where the kids can do some art and craft projects.
Another excellent idea to make better use of your extension is to convert it into a home gym. You could buy all kinds of gym equipment like a cross-trainer, treadmill and bench, and fit out your extension to a multi-purpose home gym.
What’s also great about having a home gym is that you save a fortune on gym memberships, and you don’t even need to worry about leaving your house to get fit! There’s also the bonus you can use it even during COVID-19 lockdowns.
Do you enjoy playing one or more musical instruments in your spare time? If so, the best use for your extension could be to turn it into a music studio. You can set up your instruments and equipment as you want them and have space for a sofa or other seating.
If you’re worried about your neighbours getting annoyed with the volume, it’s easy to soundproof your extension.