4 Tips to Make Life Easier in a Large Home

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Heather Jones
Heather Jones
I'm Heather, an author passionate about home improvements. My writing is your guide to making homes better. Let's explore easy ways to enhance your living spaces, from small fixes to exciting projects. Join me on a journey of making your house a cozy and stylish haven.

So many of us want that huge dream home that we dream about from the time we are children to the time we actually get it. The thing is, when you have a large home, you might find yourself toting things around and spending all of your time just getting from one location to another. 

For example, you just purchased groceries but now you need to haul all of those groceries to the 2nd floor. What do you do? 

We’ve got you covered! Check out these simple tips for making your large home more efficient. 

1. Make Space Functional

One of the most important things you can do in a large home or a large space is to make the space functional. If you’re looking at a home with a ton of square footage, the home needs to have functional things in the places people will spend their time. 

What does that really mean? Where is the kitchen? Do you need more than one kitchen space so you have easy access to things at certain times or for certain events? 

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Maybe you plan to spend the majority of your time in a certain wing of the home but that wing has no functional kitchen space. You have the ability to create a functional space there – and it doesn’t always have to be a kitchen. 

2. Don’t Skip the Bathrooms

There are never enough bathrooms it seems like. No matter how large or small your home is, this always seems to ring true. So go ahead and be sure you have that extra bathroom. A bathroom for every couple of family members in the home is a great rule of thumb – and don’t forget that guest bathroom! 

While not every home can support 5 bathrooms, you should at least consider having a second bathroom in just about every circumstance. 

3. Innovative Details

There are many small things you can do with innovative technology as well. If you have a multi-level home, you might want to consider installing or utilizing a foods lift or a goods lift in your home. This quick overview can help you decide which one or if you need one at all. These can be convenient for moving foods or goods from one level or area to another when the other routes of movement aren’t very functional. 

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In this case, it’s not always food but perhaps goods, like a laundry chute. 

4. Energy Preservation

In a large home, the energy costs can quickly become overwhelming. Make small changes that will significantly help preserve energy. Here are a few ideas. 

  • Close off vents in certain areas of the home or use a smart thermostat to direct to certain parts of the home. 
  • Use lighting that is automatic so lights are only left on if needed
  • Try closing doors to unused rooms
  • Unplug items that are not in use on a regular basis. Plug in as needed
  • Choose light bulbs that use lower wattage or energy needs
  • Be sure windows are sealed and closed and covered

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