Salem, NH 603.952.3192
Amherst, NH 603.769.4938
Salem, NH 603.952.3192
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Amherst, NH 603.769.4938

How to Maximize Your Living Space

The longer you own your home, the more cramped and crowded it will typically become. Accumulations of furniture, clothing, supplies, personal items, tools, and other necessities will eventually overtake every available storage space and make things difficult for your growing family.

While upgrading to a larger home or adding an addition may be viable options, for many families, maximizing the current living space is often the simplest and most cost-effective solution. Here are a few tips that can help:

Remove Clutter

Though most homes have plenty of storage space, it is amazing how quickly it can be filled with items that are unnecessary or used only occasionally. If you have limited room to store your belongings, removing clutter is one of the easiest ways to maximize your living space. Go room by room, closet by closet, and sort through your belongings.

If you have any items that are unnecessary or no longer needed, or that have not been used in over a year, you can reclaim some of that wasted space by selling them, donating them, or throwing them away. Focus on common areas like the living room, where every bit of extra space is valuable.

Increase Room Storage

If you do not have enough cabinets or space in your closets, consider adding more storage. Custom cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms can add plenty of additional storage for food, cookware, dishes, linens, and toiletries, while custom closet organizers can make the best use of your limited closet space. Other options include adding cabinets or shelving in the garage, basement, or attic, especially for seasonal or rarely used items.

home remodel for kitchen counter space and built in bar

Reconfigure a Room

If you have an unused office, bedroom, or den, you may consider reclaiming that space and turning it into storage, an additional bathroom, or a bedroom. Alternatively, by moving or eliminating walls, you could also combine two rooms into one, or expand a common room like a kitchen or living room to add more space. This will require the help of a remodeling contractor, but it may be worth it for the additional space.

Finish the Basement

In many homes the basement is an under-utilized resource, providing storage and a place for equipment like furnaces and water heaters. By having it finished professionally, you can add much-needed living space, an extra bedroom, a bathroom, or even several rooms, depending on its size, layout, and accessible space.

basement remodel living room

Add a Room Addition

Where possible, adding an addition can be a quick and easy way to gain additional space, from extra bedrooms and bathrooms to a new kitchen. The options are limited only by your budget, available space, and local code requirements.

sun room installation

Remodeling & Renovation Services in New Hampshire & Massachusetts

Whether you want to add new kitchen cabinets, reconfigure a room, finish a basement, or add an addition, our team at Blackdog Design/Build/Remodel can help. We offer remodeling and renovation services throughout New Hampshire and Connecticut, including Salem, Amherst, Wakefield, Andover, and the surrounding communities. Our company specializes in:

  • Kitchen remodeling
  • Bathroom remodeling
  • Room additions
  • Basement finishing
  • Whole-home remodeling
  • Custom cabinets
  • And more

As a design/build company, we handle the entire process in-house, from design to final construction, ensuring top-quality, professional results. Our work is backed by a full 3-year warranty, and we feature plenty of satisfied customers all over New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Visit our portfolio to see examples of our past projects.

To schedule your free, no-obligation consultation, call (603) 769-4938 in the Amherst area, (603) 952-3192 in Salem, or contact us online today!

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New Hampshire
Massachusetts
  • Dunstable
  • Georgetown
  • Groton
  • Groveland
  • Haverhill
  • Lawrence
  • Lexington
  • Littleton
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