City living has many benefits, but it also comes with its constraints, a lack of space being chief among them. If you can’t afford to move or upsize, there are plenty of things you can do to create additional space in your home. Below are a few clever space-saving tricks you may want to try for quick results.

• One way to do this is to create living spaces that have dual purposes. This can be easily achieved with a little forethought, cleverly designed furniture and an inventive builder that can help you make the most of the space through different levels, and semi-permanent partitions.
• Create custom storage solutions to get rid of clutter – often a big reason why we feel stressed and claustrophobic. Walls and the area under stairwells are often perfect places to add built-in cupboards, bookcases or shelves that can free up much-needed floor space to add an extra table or kitchen island.
• Expanding your home, either vertically (loft conversions/extra floors) or horizontally (conservatory/extension) offers a more permanent – and roomy – solution. If a mezzanine level or a few extra cupboards/wall hooks won’t do, then consider getting in the builders. It’s cheaper than moving and done well, will add instant value to your home.

Which solution holds the most appeal for you?