Declutter project in Birmingham – a 5 bed house with no storage – beware of this when converting your attic

This declutter project was huge, and the cause of most of the clutter was simply that when the attic was converted to a bedroom, there was no more storage added to compensate for the huge loss of storage space. Converting your attic gives you an extra room or two, but don’t forget to create extra storage in the rest of the house to compensate for the loss of this major storage area – and have a regular declutter too.  This family were struggling to fit in their home once they converted their attic, as each room then overflowed with their belongings. Re-organizing their storage allowed the house to breathe again:

The hallway before

The hallway before

After

After

Before

Before

After - we put these chairs here until the new sofa arrived!

After – we put these chairs here until the new sofa arrived!

Before

Before

After - with enough space to play music

After – with enough space to play music

Before - I couldn't get through from one room to the next!

Before – I couldn’t get through from one room to the next!

After - the living space they had always wanted

After – the living space they had always wanted

Before

Before

After

After

The following clothes clutter was caused by a problem upstairs. The wardrobe doors were blocked by clutter and furniture, so clothes weren’t being removed when they were finished with, and the clean clothes couldn’t be put away. Poor laundry management soon causes a backup somewhere in the house. Sometimes I see utility rooms like this, other times I see piles of clothes all over the house. In order to declutter a house, you need to recognise what the main cause of the clutter is.

Before

Before

After - this din't take long once the wardrobes were clear!

After – this din’t take long once the wardrobes were clear!

The master bedroom before

The master bedroom before

Before - this was the converted attic

Before – this was the converted attic

After - a proper bedroom space

After – a proper bedroom space

Before

Before – the same attic conversion

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After

Before - the wardrobe was blocked with a table

Before – the wardrobe was blocked with a table

After - the clutter was easy to sort once we removed the table

After – the clutter was easy to sort once we removed the table

Before - the 'spare' room!

Before – the ‘spare’ room!

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After

The bathroom before

The bathroom before

After - again, the laundry problem was blocking this room too

After – again, the laundry problem was blocking this room too

The shed - before organisation

The shed – before organisation

After

After

Please contact me with any comments or queries:

Lynn Pick. Home Stylers Ltd.

Tel 01509 551392

www.homemakeoverservices.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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