Whether you have always planned on expanding your home or discovered that you’re out-growing it, there are several things you can do other than buying a bigger property. From strategic remodels to necessary additions, if you dread the thought of moving or if that’s impossible at the moment, Marrokal Design and Remodeling, the trusted remodeling contractor, recommends these four design ideas:
Maximize Usable Space. Your home probably has “dead space” or space that isn’t being fully utilized. The key to making the most of your remodel is finding these areas and remodeling them to get the most function out of them. The space underneath your stairs can be transformed into a closet or a small nook where your children can play. Need a family recreation room? Finish your basement or attic. Working with a reputable remodeler can help you realize your home’s full potential.
- Consider Additions. When you need more square footage, investing in an addition is the best option. For homeowners on a budget, especially those living in a two-story home, we recommend expanding outward. If you want to maintain your outdoor living space, however, adding an additional story is ideal. There are also smaller additions like bump-outs that you can incorporate into a kitchen remodel. This adds just enough space for that extra cabinet or a more efficient floor plan.
- Repurpose Existing Rooms. Sometimes the problem with your home is not a lack of space, but the wrong layout. For instance, if you’ve never used your dining area for eating, why not turn it into a home office or even an additional bedroom. Meanwhile, you can transform that too-small bedroom into a workout space. We can help you come up with better ways to use your space depending on your needs.
- Upgrade Rooms. Another option would be to physically increase a room’s size. You can do this by joining two similar rooms together. Knock down the wall between your living room and dining room, two places for socializing, to create one large room. You can still define each area through the use of color and furniture, but the lack of a wall has a big impact on the overall feel of the space.
Turn to Marrokal Design and Remodeling for more creative home solutions. We offer a variety of remodeling services that can help transform your home. Call us at (888) 214-1544 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We serve San Diego and the surrounding California communities.