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Last Updated on August 24, 2022 by Steal the Style
If you’re like most homeowners, you never have enough space in your home for storage, the kids and overnight guests. Whether you have a small, suburban-size home in the city or a large, country farmhouse, you can always use more space. Take a look at some unique remodeling ideas that will give your home added space and updated style.
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Boost Your Storage
If you have a two-story home, consider using the wasted space under the stairs for extra storage. It’s easy to do, and you may be surprised at the amount of extra space you can gain. Whether you have an open or closed stairway, you can create storage with style under the stairs.
- Display your book collection on built-in shelving
- Create a cozy alcove where you can curl up with your favorite book
- Build a wine storage cabinet or wine bar
- Build pull-out drawers for household items or toys
- Build a closet for coats, hats and outdoor apparel
- Create a cozy sleeping area under the stairs for your pet
Give Your Kids Extra Space
Build a Tree House
If you have kids, give them a great place to play with a unique tree house in the back yard. A tree house will give them a private place where they can play with their friends, relax with a book, and tackle homework assignments. With a good contractor, you can build a unique tree house with windows and doors, sleeping areas, built-in shelving, lighting, and even an intercom system so you can talk to them. Talk to your contractor on quotes for renovation costs.
Build Bunk Beds
Bunk beds are a great way to gain storage and extra floor space in your child’s bedroom. If you elevate the beds, you can use the space underneath for storage. You can build in pull-out drawers for clothing and shoes, open shelving for books and toys, or a study desk and chair for reading and homework.
Give Overnight Guests Privacy
Everyone has family and friends that visit from time to time, but guests accommodations are often limited. Consider building a small guesthouse in the back yard that will give your guests comfort and privacy. It doesn’t have to be a large, luxurious space, just a space that’s cozy and comfortable for a few days. When you’re not using the guesthouse for overnight guests, you can use it as a home office or relaxing retreat on the weekend.