Finding Space In Your Home
Most people have a few spaces in their home that are yet to be utilized. Having a contractor convert an unfinished space into a functioning room is less expensive than constructing an addition, and it provides some of the same rewards. A large number of homeowners have unfinished basements, attics and even loft areas over their garage that have yet to be touched. These are the most common unused spaces in a home that are prime candidates to become living space, but a lot of people tend to use them for storage purposes.
You may be saying to yourself: Where am I going to put all of my ‘stuff’ if I finish one of these spaces?
The idea of finishing your storage space is a great excuse to start the process of eliminating clutter and organizing your belongings. If you can eliminate your unneeded possessions by donating them, selling them, giving them away or recycling them, half of the battle has been fought. Think of the money you can generate selling your unused items or the people that you can help by donating unused goods. Most charities will offer to pick your donated items up, making it super easy on you. Just think of the new room you will have, that should be motivation enough. You will experience a feeling of accomplishment, organization and self-satisfaction when you complete the monumental task of cleaning out your basement or attic.
Once you’ve minimized your unneeded belongings, you can integrate creative storage solutions into the design of your new room. Your contractor can incorporate storage cabinetry, closets or shelving into your new room. Alternatively, you can leave 25% or more of the existing space unfinished and separate it with a door, giving your newly organized belongings a home.
Uses For Your New Space
Attics and basements are the most common of unfinished spaces in a home but what can you do with them? The possibilities are infinite but here’s a look at some of the most common uses for unfinished space:
• Game Room
• Kids Playroom
• Home Theater
• Living Room
• In-Law Suite
Take a look at the photos below and be inspired to finish the unused space in your home.