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If your family is growing and you're not ready to take on a larger mortgage, you have options. You can add more sleeping space to your current home. The additional space comes
in handy if you have extended family or friends visiting during graduations, weddings or holidays.
A good night of sleep should be stress free
Say good-bye to worries. Try these simple ways to add more sleeping space to one or more rooms at your house.
- Buy sofa beds instead of traditional sofas. Two adults can comfortably sleep on a sofa bed. You might be able to fit three to four small kids on one sofa bed. Check a furniture store, and you might be surprised to see how attractive sofa beds are. In fact, it's hard to tell a sofa bed from a traditional bed. Both are also generally equally comfortable.
- Pull out rollaway beds. Use rollaway beds that are padded with quality mattresses. Otherwise, there's a high likelihood that people will feel the bed springs pushing into their back while they try to sleep.
- Turn twin beds into bunk beds. To convert twin beds into bunk beds, attach support beams, safety rails and a ladder. If there's enough room to place two twin beds side-by-side in a room, create two sets of bunk beds. That simple step adds enough space for four people to sleep comfortably at your house.
- Place a mattress on the floor. This is a temporary option, best used when company is visiting for a few days.
- Add a double bed, thin sofa bed, dresser and chair to your attic, turning the top room of your house into a bedroom. Just make sure that the attic meets local housing standards.
- Line the longest wall in your home office with a thin sleeper sofa. Choose a three-seater sofa. Bright colored pillows add decor and personality to the furniture.
- Buy an air mattress. These mattresses take up more space than traditional mattresses. But, air mattresses are functional in that you can easily store them in a closet in the morning. You can get an air mattress from a neighborhood department store.
- Design half of your basement into a bedroom.Adequate insulation and floor padding are needed to make the space comfortable.For padding, you could place decorative throw rugs on the basement floor. Consider moving boxes, cans and other items that you store in your basement to one side of your garage.
- Donate old clothes, shoes and furniture to organizations that support the community you live in, and watch the sleeping and living space at your home expand.
- Move coffee tables to one side of your living room or den to allow for more sleeping space in the middle of the floor.
Renovations that you make to add more sleeping space to your home could easily become hits with your children. The changes may also help you to find more work and living space. Small, simple changes could even sharpen your interior design skills,gifting you with a greater appreciation for your home.