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4 Simple Ways to Create More Space in Your Home

November 11, 2021

Of course, you love your home but still, deep down, chances are you wish you had more space. Many new homeowners, even with larger homes, can feel closed in and cramped. So, we’re here to tell you that you can increase space in your home regardless of its size in some surprisingly simple ways. With just a little creativity, you can use this article as inspiration to get rid of the clutter that is taking over your new living space!

Mount Your TV in the Living Room

Gathering room in a new home from McArthur Homes.

TV stands can surprisingly take up a lot of space. If they are not big enough to house all of your new electronics, then you need to find new, creative storage solutions. First off, ditch the TV stand and instead opt for wall-mounted televisions that won’t require any additional accessories. Or if you love having a TV stand, purchase one that has a slim design so it doesn’t eat up too much room in your new home! There is also no reason why you have to cram all of your new gadgets on top of them either.

Utilize Your Closet Space to its Fullest

When you are thinking about ways to make your new home feel more spacious, the first place to start is probably your closets. If they are not big enough for all of your clothes, shoes, and accessories, then it’s time to get rid of something!

Knox Home Design Walk In Closet in Owners Suite

Think of new ways that you can store all of your belongings so that they do not seem bulky. For example, zippered garment bags are a great way to keep new outfits neat and wrinkle-free. Hanging rods with multiple bars allows you to hang several items at once without making the closet too crowded. And roomy drawers or shelves can easily house folded clothes or shoes so that there is no clutter on the floor piled up waiting to be put away.

Declutter Your Living Space

Getting rid of clutter is the most important part of creating additional space in your new home. As soon as you move into a new house, set aside an afternoon to go through everything stored in every nook and cranny of each room. When you come across anything that you haven’t used or worn in the past year, it’s time to donate it to charity or give it away to friends or family members. Even if there is something that you think you might need someday, if it has been sitting unused for over a year, then chances are pretty high that you won’t need it anytime soon!

New Gathering room from McArthur Homes in the Knox Home Design

Once all of these items have been sorted and organized, try new arrangements around the house with your belongings so that they feel less crowded. You can place new pieces of furniture in different areas to make your new house feel more spacious. For example, if you have a new couch or recliner that is taking up an abundance of space, try placing it against a different wall. It will seem like the room has doubled in size!

Create Better Flow

If your new home has multiple levels or staircases, then you might want to consider new ways that guests and family members can enter and exit your home without creating any traffic jams. During this busy time when friends are coming over to see all of your new decorations and explore your new home, you do not want people fighting for limited space on an already congested staircase.

One way to improve the flow in the entryway is by adding new bench seats or storage cubicles. This not only creates more space for your guests to sit while taking off their shoes but also improves the look of your new house by providing new storage or decorative items that you can show off to your guests.

Entry way interior in a new home from McArthur Homes.

With McArthur Homes and our excellent new homes in the Lehi, UT area, homeowners can finally say goodbye to their cramped apartments. There are plenty of ways that new owners can create additional space without having to spend thousands. By simply decluttering their homes, getting rid of anything they no longer need and making changes to how they organize their new house, new homeowners can finally feel like they have moved into the spacious new home of their dreams.

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This post was written by Paige Giles

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