It may sound strange, but having too much space can be just as hard as not having enough!
Changing the layout of your home can be expensive and cause major upheaval, but there's another way to create cost effective design changes.
Simply changing the purpose of a room can bring new life to under-used or forgotten areas.
Empty nesters who have grown children can often find they have a bedroom surplus. Much like this huge house on Hindmarsh Island.
In this property, I re-purposed a bedroom by changing it into a TV room.
By ditching the bed and adding a media unit, some bean bags and other fun furnishings, it’s now a space for the grandkids to enjoy.
If you're worried about losing a bedroom, you could make your office multi-purpose and add a sofa bed. That way you still have your work space, but then you're also equipped for guests.
It’s all about the changing stages of life and making your home work for the stage you’re at.
A formal dining room can become a games room. A dis-used bar can become a reading nook.
Of course, bedrooms can become studies and vice versa.
The good news is all these changes can be made without knocking down any walls, or breaking the piggy bank.