Creating Additional Space in Your Home

Creating Additional Space in Your Home

Creating Additional Space in Your Home

As a real estate agent, I often hear from people who want a new home because they’ve outgrown the current one.  In some cases, people really do need larger homes, but other times, homeowners just need to use their property—inside and out—differently.  In a tough economy, like the one we’re in, it’s especially important to understand that difference. 

Do you think you’ve outgrown your house, but can’t afford to build an expensive home addition or move to something larger?  Thankfully, there are alternatives.  One significantly more budget-friendly option I recommend for people who decide to stay put (at least temporarily) is an outdoor storage building.  “A shed instead of a larger house?” you may ask.  Absolutely!  A great shed, like the ones from Lifetime Products, can free up closets, cabinets, attics, garages and more for other uses. 

If you are concerned about placing your family’s belongings outside, don’t be; these sheds have screen vents and skylights to allow for airflow and lockable, steel-reinforced doors to help keep belongings safe from intruders or children. They’re also weather-resistant and made of steel reinforced plastic, so they don’t rust, crack or fade and they don’t need to be painted.  And they have attachable shelving units and hooks allow homeowners to easily organize their items.

Hopefully, my advice has helped you discover some new space in your old home.  However, if your home is overflowing with extra people, rather than extra boxes, a new house may be in order.  If that’s the case, you know who to call!

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Loren Keim is a national authority on real estate and the housing market and is the president of Century 21 Keim Realtors in Pennsylvania. He is the author of several how-to books, including How to Sell Your Home in Any Market and has appeared on various television programs and radio shows offering advice and insight on the housing market and the recent real estate crisis.  In addition to his other work, he currently serves as a spokesperson for Lifetime.

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