My calculations figure we added 132 square feet to our living space since the new year. A 15% increase from our 900 square foot apartment. Not bad.
It’s not the first time we expanded our space without moving or renovating. Our first year we found space by by getting rid of things. This time, ironically, we added square feet by adding things.
Our apartment was set up well, but certain areas needed fine tuning.
- Office in the living room. I am incapable of keeping an office area clean. I hoped to figure out how, then share my insights. Nope. Plan B = Find a hidden place to be messy.
- Guests. Giving up the only proper bed in the master bedroom was weird. The air mattress and couch too uncomfortable. We wanted to give our guests a better experience.
- The kids keep changing. Our 7 year old reads himself to sleep now. The light keeps his sister awake. They needed more separation.
- Dad missed his tools. They were stored 80 miles away and he wanted them closer.
I’d be lying if I said we didn’t consider moving. We looked at bigger apartments, houses in nearby neighborhoods, and condos. [Read more…] about How To Add Square Feet Without Moving or Adding On