Out of space? How to get more working space in your home for your  home business, crafts, or hobby

Don’t you always just wish you had more space? Running out of space in a home can be a big annoyance, but there are ways that you can get more working space in your home with minimal cost! In this article, we’ll present you with our top 6 ideas to create more working space in your home, including purchasing a portable building. Here at Classic Buildings we offer numerous portable building designs that are perfect options for additional space. Click here to view some of our portable buildings today!

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1. Buy A Portable Building

One of the best ways to create some extra space in your home is to purchase a portable building which you can turn into a workspace, a place for extra storage, or just a place where you’ll be able to sit back and relax. You may also want to keep in mind that buying a portable building is great both for adding space and adding value to your current home. Portable buildings can come in all  shapes and sizes, meaning that the final design of the building can be totally up to you! Looking for a unit with extra storage? Purchase a more open design, perhaps with an added loft so that it’ll be easier to store and organize your stuff.  Something like our lofted barn would be a great choice. Perhaps you’re looking for an additional work area for all of your DIY projects? Purchase a portable unit with more windows for additional light and add in a workbench. Our Garden Cottage is a great choice for those looking for a little extra workspace. Whatever your needs are, you can be sure to find a portable building that covers them all.  Click here to learn more.

fold-up-desk2. Use Your Vertical Space

Making use of the vertical space in a room is a fantastic way to create more space for yourself and to make the room feel larger and less cluttered. Some of the best ways to do this are to use hanging shelves rather than large bulky shelves or bookcases. If you can’t mount anything to the walls in your room, a great alternative is to purchase shelves which go all the way to the ceiling. These thinner but taller shelving units can create a lot of extra space around the room. We suggest checking out the “10 Ways To Use Your Vertical Space” article from Howstuffworks.com. They provide you with some great tips on how you can use your vertical space to create a larger feel. Or check out AparmentTherapy.com’s post “Roundup: Making Use of Vertical Space“for even more awesome vertical space ideas.

3. Use Everything For Storage

One of the main reasons that people run out of room is because items are being stored all over with no real pattern for tidiness. One of the best ways to solve this problem is to purchase furniture that has storage units built in. This way you won’t have to purchase extra storage space for those little trinkets and tools that you have laying around. For example, in your office you may have both a desk and a filing cabinet. One of the easiest solutions to create more space for yourself would be to purchase a desk with a built-in filing cabinet. Much modern furniture is built with multiple uses in mind, and you can certainly take advantage of this trend to create extra space in your home. Check out some great ideas for multiple use furniture on Pinterest by clicking here.

4. Use The Extra Storage Space You Have Available

So many people have storage spaces in their homes which are going unused. Attics, basements, closets, and nooks underneath your staircase are a fantastic way to get rid of some of the clutter that you’ve been hoarding in your living areas. The  article “27 Genius Ways To Use The Space Under Your Stairs” has some wonderful ideas for using this precious space. Or instead of having piles of old papers lying around your office, you should consider purchasing some banker boxes to organize the papers and then store them in those unused storage areas. While it’s nice to have everything we may need once every couple of years within arms’ reach, it’s impractical if you’re looking to have a neat and spacious living area as well.

5. Consider Purchasing Fold-Away Furniture

Fold-away furniture is here, and is it ever convenient! Designed with those who need extra space in mind, fold-away furniture often serves multiple purposes and is designed to be moved out of the way with ease. This is a great way to use the space in your home incredibly efficiently. While often coming at a greater cost than conventional furniture,  keep in mind that these products are generally at least dual purpose. Check out this fold-away desk from Shanty-2-Chic.com. It’s products like this that will make your space feel a whole lot larger than it actually is.

6. Renovate Your Home

If you’re certain that all of the tips we’ve mentioned above won’t be able to solve your space problem, then the only option you may have is to renovate your home (or purchase a larger house). Renovating  your home can be quite costly and time-consuming, although it can yield some fantastic results, and often adds value to your home. Now, there are a couple of ways that you can renovate your home. You can either open up your space by removing certain walls to create one larger room, or you can actually expand the home by building an addition. Many people choose to build an addition onto the rear or side of the home if the municipality’s bylaws allow for it. Some of the drawbacks are that part of your home will be open to the elements for some time and it will potentially take up some of your yard space. All in all, it can be a very rewarding option, but it’s also the most stressful.

ken-guaranteeLooking To Create Your Own Portable Building?

If you think that adding in a portable building to your property is the best option to solve your lack of space then we’d love to help! At Classic Buildings we have a number of different portable building options available, including:

If you’re interested in having a new shed built for you then you’ve come to the right place! We pride ourselves on constructing the highest quality shed units available and meeting every need for all of our clients. We’re so certain you’re going to love our finished product that we offer a 100% money-back guarantee! Click here to learn more about our promises to each customer we have.

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