Making the decision to move to a larger home can be an exciting one, but it also comes with its own set of challenges. One of the biggest questions people ask me after moving to a larger home is what to do with all the extra space. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to make the most of your new space and create a home that is comfortable, functional, and can nurture your lifestyle. In this blog post, we'll explore some tips for how to make the most of your new home, as well as the benefits of working with an interior designer like me.
Embrace the extra space
The first step in making the most of your new home is to embrace the extra space. A larger home means more room for storage, more space for activities, and better energy efficiency. This isn't about more space for more stuff, but more mental space, walking space, space for privacy and even more light. When you're moving to a larger home, it's important to think about how you want to use the space. Create zones that fit who you are as an individual or family: kid zone, party zone, quiet zone, living zone, etc. By doing so, you'll have a better idea of how to fill the extra space and make it work for you.
"Moving into a larger home is a great opportunity to get creative"
Think About How You Want to Use the Space
With more room to work with, there are plenty of possibilities for adding rooms and areas you've always needed. Perhaps you have always dreamed of having a den or library, or a dedicated craft room. Maybe you would like an outdoor kitchen or a home gym. The best home addition to consider is something that will fit your lifestyle, add value to your home, and nurture mental space. Think about how you would love to spend your ideal staycation. This is the best time to consider how an interior designer can help you create the perfect look for your home that fits all the needs you've been working so hard to fulfill.
Get Creative with Storage
Moving into a larger home is a great opportunity to get creative with storage. From open shelving units to suspended displays, you have options when it comes to making the best home addition. Open shelves are lovely for showing off your favorite items and utilizing the added depth of field in your new, larger home. For larger items that don’t fit on shelves, consider using wall-mounted shelves or hanging baskets. If you want to maximize floor space, you can even install wall-mounted cabinets and drawers. By taking the time to plan out your storage solutions, both the hidden and the decorative, you can make sure your home is organized and well-equipped for everyday life.
Consider How You Want to Entertain
Entertaining at home is becoming increasingly popular as people look for ways to connect with close family and friends. Whether you're having a small gathering of friends or a large party, there are plenty of ways to utilize the extra space you now have. From movie nights to game nights, there are endless activities you can host in your newly expanded home. Event guests naturally drift into groups; Why not create a viewing room, an indoor garden, a home bar, or maybe even a smoking parlor to nurture this common occurrence.
Bring in an Expert
When moving to a larger home, the feeling of overwhelm is normal. Many of us feel overwhelmed by the vast amount of space and how to best utilize it. That’s where an interior designer like Design A Rose Interiors can help you plan out your new home. The goal of new homeownership isn’t always bigger, but it is definitely, better. An interior designer will help you design a home tailored to your lifestyle that will improve your emotional and mental health.
You've Got This
Moving to a larger home can be an exciting opportunity to create the home of your dreams. By embracing the extra space, thinking about how you want to use the space, getting creative with storage, and considering how you want to entertain, you can make the most of your new home. By bringing in an expert like an interior designer, you can ensure that your new home is not only beautiful but also functional and tailored to your lifestyle.
Your designer will save you time and money. As an introverted individual, you likely have very specific tastes and maybe some unconventional hobbies. Your designer can take your personal style and find you the perfect pieces for your space that you may not have considered because conventional design advice isn't for you.
Most importantly, your interior designer will connect your emotional needs and the vision you have for your home to a real-life tangible design scheme that will allow you to continue serving your life and activities without raising your stress levels beyond capacity.
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