When people talk about carrying out home improvements, there are always thinking about building on to the current structure, but it doesn’t always have to be like this. If you stop and think for a moment, you will realise that there is a lot of under-utilised space within your current property and it could be used quite easily to create more bedrooms or maybe even a study. This means that it will be a lot cheaper to transform and you can get the same results for a fraction of the cost. Take a moment and think about various places in your home that you use for the storage of items that you just don’t use any more.

This should lead you to think about areas at the top of your house, the bottom of your house and outside your house. If you still haven’t figured out what I’m talking about, then maybe the following can explain it a little better. The modern single storey home designs make the best use of available space, something to bear in mind with a new build.

An attic conversion – Think about it, all you have up there are now is an old Christmas tree and some storage boxes that you have no idea what is in them at this current time. This is somewhat space going to waste at the top of your home and it could be easily converted into one or maybe even two bedrooms. Your children have been crying out for their own rooms for some time now and what if you were able to offer them a room with a view. You can install a roof window which will allow your kids to see the stars in the sky as they drift off to sleep.

A garage conversion – You haven’t used the garage to Park your car in for many years now and at the moment it is either storage room or the laundry. The space could be better utilised and you can even create what is known as a granny flat so that your teenage kids can have their very own bedroom. It wouldn’t take a great deal of money to convert this area is the roof and walls are already there.

These are just two places in your home where you could make changes that will not cost a great deal of money. If you have a basement, then here is another space that could be used in a better way. Start thinking outside the box a little and you will discover many possibilities.