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There comes a time when you might consider requiring a little extra space. It could be that you want to expand the general size of your property or something more specific, such as building a study, playroom, or even extending the lounge area or adding an entertainment space.

One of the best ways to accomplish this is to add an extension to your house, typically at the rear of the property. It’s a very effective and affordable way to generate the space you desire. There are other alternatives if you choose not to pursue this path which can help provide a feeling of opening up your property without having to pull down any walls.

There are many ways in which you can add space to your home. For example you can reorganise furniture and have a clear out, or reconsider storage options. Here are some creative space saving hacks for your home.

25 Creative Space Saving Hacks for Your Home

When your space is limited, you feel it. Sometimes you have to sacrifice design you want for design you need—function before form. However, with these 25 space saving hacks we found on Pinterest, you won’t have to compromise, and you may even have a little space leftover!

1. Fix False Front Doors

You can optimize the false doors on cabinetry. While you won’t be able to install a full-sized drawer, you can attach a hinge to the panel for a small space perfect for storing sponges, toothbrushes and makeup. The false doors below cabinets can be transformed into pull-out drawers as well.

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Some of the things you can do to add the perception of additional space doesn’t require a particularly large budget and it’s always a route you can go down. There are other tactics that you can employ which effectively provide the illusion of extra space. Here are some interesting methods that will help ‘extend’ your living space.

8 Sneaky Ways to Create the Illusion of More Space

There are plenty of ways to “open up” your living spaces by fooling the eye to make others (and yourself!) think that your home is much, much larger than it actually is. It doesn’t always require tearing down walls or major renovations (although sometimes those help too)! Check out this bag of tricks at your disposal, and see if any work for you.

Choose Monochromatic Colours

Monochromatic schemes are more peaceful as a rule, as the eye can move easily around the room without abrupt interruption by other colours. Use different colour values add depth and interest to the space.

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If the above pointers aren’t enough of a solution, then the next best choice is to consider physically extending the size of your property. Here at Custom Outdoor Living, we specialise in ground floor extensions which can help keep overall costs down when compared to a double storey extension. It’s a very popular choice with many home owners here in Melbourne and a very effective way of achieving that desired space. It can really help to open up your home to the outdoor light and help you connect with your outdoor space.

A good builder will be able to supply designs that are tailored to the size of your budget.

You can find out more about how Custom Outdoor Living can help you build a home extension by clicking here.