Increasing space in the home is something we could all do with, especially if you have a large or growing family, which makes space a little harder to come by.
You need somewhere to relax after a tiring day at work or somewhere for the kids to hang out after school. Maybe you really enjoy cooking and you want more space in the kitchen, or somewhere for peace and quiet. We all want space for different reasons.
There’s a trend now to make ‘in’ the new ‘out’ during the week and on weekends. This means we are spending more time in our homes, so making the most of the space you have is becoming more and more important.
Also, because more people are tending to stay home rather than go out, it means we like to entertain more. So we need that space to not only relax, but that’s great for having a few friends or family over for some drinks and a bite of food.
There are many ways to add extra space in the home without having to move to a bigger property. Garage conversions, single-storey extensions, conservatories or orangeries, are just some of the ways to create more space in the home.
There are also some great ways to maximise the existing space. Widespan doors in particular are one of the current trends for making good use of the space you already have.
Bifold doors are really popular because they add extra space to a living or dining area, and they bring so much natural light in that they just make spaces feel so much bigger. Then there are sliding doors too which bring even more light in because of their large glazed areas.
At Trade Windows in Derby, we do a whole range of different home improvements including bifold doors, sliding doors, windows, garage conversions, orangeries and conservatories. We like to help make your home as comfortable as possible and make the best use of the space you have.
Here are just some of our favourite ways to help you make the most out of your space for you and your family.
Trade Windows Bifold Doors
A quite simple and cost-effective way to add more space and light into the home is a Trade Windows bifold door. If you want to really bring the outside in and extend views of the garden into your living space, then bifold doors are your answer.
You could add them to your dining room or kitchen so you enjoy the view of your garden whilst you’re sitting down to eat breakfast or dinner as a family. In the colder months, they allow you to enjoy your garden even when it’s a little too cold to go outside. Once the temperature is warmer, you can open the doors up to create one seamless living space between the inside and out.
Trade Windows Sliding Doors
Another widespan door which allows you to make the most out of your dining area, kitchen or an extension, are sliding doors. Like bifolds, they bring plenty of light into the home but there are no panels breaking up the light.
If you tend to work from home a little more during the day or in the evenings, you could have them fitted in a downstairs office. The large glazed area can help your office feel more relaxed and maybe the views outside could give you a bit of extra inspiration for your work.
Unlike bifold doors where you can’t have any furniture near the doors because of its opening style, sliding doors open to the side so you can use the areas around the doors more freely. Maybe a sofa or chair near the doors would be a great viewing area to look out into the garden or try putting some indoor plants to help the room breathe.
If you’re looking to add more space that provides plenty of light but gives you more privacy than a conservatory, an orangery is a good addition to your home.
Orangeries are a popular alternative to conservatories. They are much more like a room as they have walls and ceilings. Perfect for any home.
They are often seen as more of a luxury, an orangery is a great space to relax or you could even use it as an office that has plenty of light and that stays bright and warm all year round.
If you’re not really using your garage as a place to store tools for the garden or park your car, you may want to think about turning it into an extra room in your house. Whether that’s as a separate living room, dining area or even an extra bedroom.
If you have an older relative who’s planning to move in with you, then converting a garage into a downstairs bedroom can be a really effective way of making their life easier once they have moved in.
If you need more space to cook and prepare meals as well as a place to sit down to eat in your kitchen, then converting your garage from a dark storage space for hoarding items you don’t really need, to a bright modern kitchen, is a really good way of maximising space.
Converting your garage into an extra room can add extra value to your property as well so it can be a good investment for the future.
A conservatory is a common way of increasing the amount of room in the home. You can get a unique space to suit your taste with the range of different conservatory designs. There are Edwardian, Victorian, Lean to, P-shaped and L-shaped designs to choose from and they are all available from Trade Windows.
Traditionally, conservatories are used as a place to relax and connect the garden to the home. If you have a big or growing family, it can be a good place to just get away from it all, put your feet up and enjoy your garden.
Talk to Trade Windows
If you’re looking to add extra space in your home, or maximise the existing space you already have, get in touch and we can provide you with all the support and advice you need to get the extra room you always wanted. Call us on 01332 755551 to speak to our team.