The most obvious problems that people experience with smaller spaces are to do with not having enough places to put things. If you are living in a flat until you can afford something bigger, or downsizing to a smaller home after the family has flown the coop, it’s worth taking time to have a thorough clearing out. Keep only what you really need or love.
Depending on your situation, you may find that your present circumstances make an entire category of possessions redundant. If you don’t have a garden now, for example, you will not need much in the way of gardening equipment.
Dispose of anything that is broken or past its sell-by date. This applies as much to basic items as it does to equipment and books, etc.
Get rid of any belongings that you don’t like. Be ruthless and consider this a positive action -guilt and other misplaced feelings can stand in the way of letting things go.
Dispose of things you do not have any use for any longer, like sports or leisure equipment used for an activity that you no longer pursue.
Is your wardrobe bulging? Many people only wear about 20 per cent of the clothes they have. Reduce your wardrobe to the clothes you actually wear on a regular basis.
Get rid of duplicate items.
Review all paperwork and get rid of any documents, old bills and instruction manuals that are not current.
Make More Space
Converting an attic into a habitable room is a great way of increasing your floor area.
Head height is an important consideration -at least half the converted space should have a height of 2.3m. At least one window should also be installed, preferably one that opens. Options also include skylights that sit flush with the roof, or dormers that project out.
If you will be using the space on a daily basis, you may want a permanent stairway of some type.
Structural work may also be required, such as doubling floor joists to strengthen them, plus a number of rules apply regarding fire regulations and means of access. You may also require planning permission, particularly if you will be altering the external appearance of your house from the street.
Basement conversions are increasingly popular, however, they can be expensive and disruptive to carry out, and much depends on existing ground conditions. If you have a full or semi-basement, it is less problematic to devote the entire area to storage rather than living, provided it is not damp or at risk of flooding. It is definitely wise to pack items away in waterproof, rigid, containers with lids. Be sure to label and keep a record of what you have stored there.
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