With living space at a premium nowadays, it’s a crime to let any area become underused or completely idle. If you’re guilty of such a crime, here are helpful tips to make some parts in your home more functional.
1. Make Your Backyard Inviting
Even if it’s well kept, a backyard with nothing else but grass doesn’t look inviting. One way you can address this is by starting a garden. Your backyard will surely come alive with some colorful flowers, such as lantana and anemone, and ornaments like fountains and pinwheels.
If there’s still space left after planting your garden, consider building a patio. With some outdoor furniture (a table for four, some benches, etc.) and a retractable patio shade, it’ll become a great area for relaxation.
2. Give Your Basement A Practical Purpose
Basements are often underused because they’re cold, dark, and damp. With proper lighting, ventilation, and waterproofing, your basement can serve practical purposes.
More likely than not, your basement has a plumbing system, so turn it into a laundry room. Bring down your washer and dryer and install storage units for your laundry detergent, fabric softener, iron, and ironing board. If it has a door leading to the house’s exterior, your basement will also make for a great mudroom.
3. Turn Your Attic Into A Leisure Area
As there’s something magical about attics, don’t let yours be used simply as a storage room. Instead, turn it into a place where you can forget all your worries and enjoy your favorite leisure activities.
If you’re a bookworm, you can convert the attic into a cozy library and read to your heart’s content. The attic can also become a game room with a pool or ping-pong table, dartboard, or a complete video game setup.
Don’t be guilty of wasting precious living space. Use a little bit of creativity to turn underused or idle space in your home into more functional living areas.