Ever since we moved into our house over five years ago, we’ve struggled to decide whether or not it would be our forever home. In that time, we’ve gotten married, had 2 children and recently we finally decided that this place is where we’re meant to be. So over the past few months we’ve taken the time to make a few changes to our humble abode, it was time to get our four walls working for us!
Our Home Improvements –
The thing about the property we live in, is that it doesn’t have a great deal of storage room. We didn’t really see this as a problem until we had children, but these days we struggle to find the space to store all of the kids toys. It’s also not been easy to find the space to store my work things. Working from home suits me, but it means that I’ve had the find an area to fit an office into our home!
Luckily for me I have a very handy husband and he’s been a busy little bee! He’s created the perfect office for me, with heaps of built-in storage for all of my bits and bobs. I now have a large desk, giving me the space to focus when I need to, he also added a few of my favourite accessories to give my work space character and to make it a happy place to sit when I’m putting in the hours!
Not only did we need this room to include an office space, but it also needs to function comfortably as a dining room. So Hubs found us the ideal round, extendable table that we can all sit around as a family and enjoy our meals. Then once dinner is over the table can be made more compact, so that we have plenty of space to use the rest of the room!
Long Term Home Improvements –
As well as making these small yet effective changes to our home, there are also a few bigger plans that we have in the pipeline! One way to increase the amount of space that we have is to add a conservatory onto the side of our house. I’ve always loved the look of lantern roofs and I know it would make the perfect, bright play room for our girls! Not only would this extra room would provide some much needed space, it would also create the perfect reading room for when I finally get time to chill out!
Even though our dining room is feeling better than ever before, I can’t help but think it would feel so much better if it had doors that opened up onto our garden. Spending hours at my desk would be made so much nicer during the Summer months if I could open up the room to enjoy the weather at the same time. Hubs and I decided to get a bifold door quote, as these really would make or home perfect for all of us!
Our house is set to be our dream home once all of these improvements have been made. I can’t wait sit back and relax in our perfect little palace!
What improvements would you like to make to your home?
*This is a collaborative post.