When you have a large family but not a huge amount of space for them, this can easily lead to a situation in which there are many conflicts and different challenges that need to be overcome. At the same time, there are plenty of ways in which you can make the entire situation a lot easier. The following blog post will look into a few of these in a higher level of detail right here and now.
Of course, it is often going to be the case that there is simply not enough space for every family member to have their own room. Therefore, what you can do instead is create a situation in which room sharing is made normal. You will want to make the most out of the space with some clever interior design work that maximizes it all. For example, heavy duty bunk beds are often a great idea as an initial starting point before you build in other elements.
Make the Most of Storage Solutions
Since you are not going to have a huge amount of storage space readily available to you, it is important to make the most of what you have got. With this in mind, it can be highly useful to ensure that you are using the full height of the place with stackable boxes, shelving, bookcases, and anything else that can stretch upwards. It is also useful to have furniture that can double up as both functional and practical. For example, a footstool that can open up so that you find some storage space inside it.
Get into Routines
It can also be highly useful to ensure that you are getting into routines as well. For example, if everyone knows roughly when they will be using the bathroom daily, this will certainly help ensure that no two people want to use it at once. Also, there will need to be some consideration drilled into every single person in the household to keep arguments to an absolute minimum. Of course, it may not be possible to prevent all of them!
Split Up Rooms
Sometimes, it may be the case that rooms are going to need to be used for multiple purposes all at once. While it may not be possible to split them all up entirely, you can instead start to mark them up into different zones to create a situation where the space is being maximized as much as possible.
If a few of you live in the same space, it can feel like you’re on top of each other all the time. Getting some time and space for yourselves will be important, whether that’s everyone occupying separate rooms for a while, where they feel most comfortable to get a breather, or leaving the house for a few hours. Having space is vital for your relationships and your sanity.
Living in a small house is not always easy, especially when a few of you occupy the same space. However, with these tips, you should hopefully start thinking about ways to make it easier for everyone involved.