7 Tips for Creating Additional Space in your House


With the exception of building an addition onto your home, there’s no way to magically make a house larger. However, with a little thought and planning, you can easily create the illusion of extra space.

If you haven’t already done so, the first step should be to eliminate all unnecessary items. If there are things that you don’t need, don’t use, or haven’t thought about in a while, it’s time to start tossing them out.  For help with determining what to keep and what to toss, click here!

Now that you’ve narrowed it down to the essentials, follow these 7 tips for making more room in your home:

  1. Organize Your Mess

You’ve cleared out the clutter, but there are still probably a few items you’re reluctant to let go. It’s okay; we get it.  For now, let’s just focus on getting organized. Begin by clustering like items together. Then, find a storage solution that fits your needs. We recommend stackable plastic containers.

  1. Use Wall Space

You may not realize how much space is being occupied by something as simple as a flat-screen TV.  Remove that bulky entertainment center and mount the television onto a wall. This move not only frees up extra space but also adds a bit of flair to the room.

  1. Let Some Light In

It may be time to update your window treatments. Take down those chunky plastic blinds and replace them with curtains or drapes. Sunlight will quickly fill the room, making the space look much larger than before.

  1. Tone It Down

Dark colored walls absorb light, making rooms look smaller than they actually are. Light colored walls, on the other hand, tend to reflect light, giving the area a larger feel. If the walls in your home are fairly dark, you may want to consider repainting.

  1. Simplify Your Décor

Sometimes, people can get a little carried away with décor. You may be out shopping and find something that would fit perfectly with your bedroom set. Before long, the room is filled with tiny trinkets that just waste valuable space. Contemporary style is all about simplicity and openness.  Box up those trinkets and opt for a more modern look.

  1. Find Furniture that Multitasks

We need furniture in our homes.  That’s just how it is. However, if this furniture occupies a significant amount of space, it might as well be doing two jobs. One example of multifunctional furniture is a coffee table that doubles as a storage area. If you’re not ready to go out and buy new furniture, we recommend taking a do-it-yourself approach. You can find tons of great DIY ideas on Pinterest!


  1. Consider Additional Storage Options

Maybe you’ve done all you can do. You want that picturesque living room found on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens, but it seems impossible. You simply have too much stuff and nowhere to put it all.  That’s where we can help!

It might be time to start looking for other storage options. A portable shed is the perfect solution for all of your storage needs. At Cook Portable Warehouses, our buildings come in a variety of styles and sizes, so you’re sure to find something that fits your personality.


Not ready to buy a portable shed quite yet? Just try it out for now. With our rent-to-own option, all that’s required for delivery is a small deposit. If your building ever becomes a financial burden or you no longer need it, give us a call. We’ll come pick up the building right away, and your credit will remain untarnished!  Ready to learn more?  Click here!