Luxury can often feel impossible within a small home, especially if you have a large family taking up the little space that you have. If you want to create a bright and beautiful space for all of your family to fall in love with, here is a guide to some of the best ways that you can create the family space that you have always dreamed about, no matter the size of your property.
Create an Outdoor Entertainment Area
If you are struggling for space within your home, there is no reason why you should not expand into your garden. Your garden offers a lot of opportunities to create an additional area for your family to enjoy, and this is especially the case if you are a social family and enjoy inviting guests into your home. Outdoor entertainment areas can make your home feel more spacious by allowing you to spend the majority of your time enjoying the exterior of your property, and many people who own small homes have huge gardens that creating an outdoor entertainment area with decking and fencing will allow them to put to good use.
Go Open Plan
Although you might associate open-plan layouts with larger homes, they can work just as well in smaller areas. Many small homes have tiny rooms that are difficult to use effectively, and which can be extremely low lit. However, removing the walls that separate them will make your home feel instantly more spacious and can allow your family to stay connected no matter what activity they are doing. As well as creating a social space, you can opt to separate this open plan layout into zones that can appeal to different family members, such as a play area for the children, and a relaxing, indulgent seating area for the adults.
Focus on Storage
However, one element that all small homes and all large families need is ample storage. Not only will this give you more space, but clearing clutter from your home can prevent any harm from occurring to your loved ones, and can make it look neater and tidier. Although it can be difficult to build storage in small homes, you can add luxury storage options such as hanging racks, ceiling storage beams, and linen baskets which fit around the curve of your stairs to ensure that all of your stray toys and kitchen accessories can be kept out of sight when they are not in use.
Let in the Light
Every home needs light to boost your mood, but this is even more important in small family homes, which can often be made darker by tiny windows or if they are north facing. Then, you should brighten your home and your house’s atmosphere by adding mirrors, removing garden debris and plants from your home’s exterior, and by adding in soft artificial lighting to give it an additional boost.
Family life can be hectic. However, if you can afford it, there are many luxury technologies that can make your life much simpler. For instance, smart equipment like mobile-connected ovens and thermostats can ensure that you can change your property’s settings, and even complete your chores, without getting up from the sofa.