You need more space in your home, but you do not have the budget to put up an addition; moving is out of the question, so what do you do? Look around your home. It depends on the type of extra space that you need and what you need it for. A walk-in closet or deep enough closet can become a nook for a desk or compact office. A large linen closet can also be used to fit a desk. Most of us have rooms in our homes that we do not use. Sometimes, to get the space that we need is a matter of breaking the mold and reuse rooms the way we need them and not for what they were built in the first place.
An easy and cost effective way to add more space to your home is by remodeling your garage. Most people park outside their homes anyway, and sometimes the garage is just being used to store junk that they do not use. If you have a basement or an attic to use for storage, there is no reason why you should not convert your garage into extra space that you can use for the need at hand.
A garage is conveniently located next to your home if it is attached, and if it is not, you can prepare it so it has a heating system and proper lighting so you can use it. This is still less expensive than putting an addition. You can use your garage for an office, a workshop, an art or music studio, a playroom, a home office, and even a club or entertainment space. If you do not have extra storage and your garage is the only place to store items, then you can consider adding a small shed to your yard, which can be bought at your home remodeling center, and are usually not that expensive. Another alternative is to rid yourself of excess and keep in your home the items that you use only.
With proper design, you can convert your garage into a multifunctional room, to accommodate various needs and functions. You can designate separate areas and use divisions. You can benefit from an attached garage because it already has the necessary wires, heating, cooling, and plumbing nearby. It is just a matter of making some adjustments that will not be too costly compared to adding an extra room.
Before giving up thinking that you do not have the extra space, or budget to do an addition, review the needs of your family, do some room rearranging, and get rid of everything that you do not currently use. Then see if you can find the space that you need, by using another room or your garage.
Source by Bruce Swedal