Running out of space is something that happens to all of us and it generally happens when our family starts to grow and the property that we have is no longer fit for purpose. As our kids become teenagers they want their own space and so they will refuse to share a bedroom with one or more of their siblings. It seems only fair then that you as a parent or guardian should try to create some more space within your current property. Moving is not an option as you love the location where you live and it is perfect because it is beside schools and shopping centres as well. The one thing that you can do here is to call on your local building contractor to make the changes that you need, to create an additional bedroom or two on the current property.

There are a number of excellent contractors that can do renovations and granny flat construction to meet your space needs and they can also provide you with other advice as well. If you’re still not sure as to how you can create more room within your current property then here are a few ideas to help you decide.

Convert the attic space – Many people forget that there is additional space above the ceiling and before the roof and it is called the attic. Many of us use this space to store an old Christmas tree or boxes of things that you’re never going to use again. This is space that is being under-utilized and it is perfect for creating one large bedroom or two smaller ones. You can also put a skylight in the roof to let in some much-needed light and sunshine and the kids will actually be fighting over this extra room when it is completed.

Convert that garage – The vast majority of people do not park their cars in the garage is that all and it is generally used as another storage space or a laundry. This is a construction that already has four walls and roof and so it would be fairly straightforward to convert it into a granny flat for one of your teenagers. It is granny flat in name only and it is perfect when you want to give your eldest child some of the independence that they have been asking about for many years now.

These are just two ideas on how to create more space within your current property that isn’t going to cost you an arm and a leg and the work should be able to be completed in a very short space of time indeed. It is also a very cost-effective way to create more room for your family.