It’s incredibly rare that your first home will be the one that you stay in forever, especially these days. With property prices increasing at far higher rates than wages, more and more first-time buyers are having to settle for homes that will not be big enough for their needs beyond their first child. The time will come when you outgrow your home, and you will start searching for something with a bit more room. However, not everyone has the luxury of being able to afford to upsize whenever the need arises or is able to afford an extension If this is the situation you find yourself in, do not worry. Below are three tips to help you maximise the space you already have so that you have room to swing a cat for a few more years.
As many of my readers know, we are awaiting planning permission on the old house. It is a listed building here in the UK which means that the history of the building needs to be protected. So far it’s taken almost a full year of negotiations and in that time, we have wobbled on what we would like to do, if we are doing the right thing and whether or not we can fund it all! It has also made us think about whether we really need an extension at all.