Do you always have to extend to create more space?
Simple answer, No! Redesigning the layout of a room can create the illusion of more space when the actual footprint stays the same. Your first step is to design a room around your lifestyle, spend time thinking about what you want from the space.
We love this example, which was featured in Ideal Home, the article features a small kitchen, which felt dark and was not a great space for entertaining. By moving the kitchen to the opposite end of the room and putting in patio doors floods the space with light.
‘Instead, we decided to go with our instincts and create two areas, separated by a peninsula, and open up the back wall to let in light and give us a view of the garden.’ And what a difference that made…”
Clever use of open shelves and good design makes the most out of this space, it just goes to show that remodelling a room can give you everything you want!