As we get older, so do our kids. As they get older, they grow their own wings, learn to fly and leave the nest. They all do it different ways; going to college, getting a job, joining the service, etc.
As our young move out, we rearrange and reallocate bedrooms, turn old play rooms into guest rooms and sometimes we downsize.
Keep in mind: Downsizing DOES NOT equate to downgrading. The old saying “Home is where the heart is” rings true when we realize that all of the memories we made in our two-story home in the suburbs can fit comfortably into our new ranch-style house in the foothills, with plenty of room to make more.
Downsizing with Design
This is also where home design comes into play. The first step being: Lose the clutter. Try planning ahead by furnishing your space with products that serve multiple functions such as aesthetic appeal and storage, simultaneously. A loft space allows for wide-open rooms that have multiple purposes, to suit any occasion. A blank wall can become a home entertainment center, a smaller closet can become a home office, a platform bed that also has drawers can save a lot of space in a smaller bedroom.
By embracing your newer, downsized space with a creative perspective, we can maximize your design and make any house, apartment, condo or townhouse, feel like home.