With many of us spending more time at home now than ever before, the saying that an Englishman’s (or woman’s) home is his castle has never rung more true.

But it maybe that all this extra time indoors has also started to highlight some areas of the home that could do with a bit of improvement too.

For many, a desire for more space is bound to be at the top of the wish-list, but this doesn’t necessarily mean you have to start knocking walls down.

Here, Rencraft Director, Robert Waite, shares his advice on ways to make smaller changes that can really enhance the day-to-day enjoyment of your home.

Robert says “As a designer, I am constantly looking for ways to allow my clients to maximise the space available in the already existing dimensions of their home. One of the easiest ways to achieve this is through the addition of some carefully considered storage.”

“Examples may include well-designed kitchen cabinets, wardrobes built-in either side of a chimney breast, or an un-used corner of a bedroom carefully converted into a dressing room. A spare guest bedroom, over-sized landing or even a no longer needed playroom can easily be transformed into a study with the addition of a desk and some fitted office furniture. Or maybe you have a quirky corner in the lounge or dining room that is crying out for a drinks cabinet and your own private mini bar?”

“One of the advantages of working with a bespoke furniture designer, like Rencraft, is that we build everything ourselves right here in Kent. This means we aren’t restricted to catalogue lists of pre-determined sizes, but instead can create furniture that is custom-made to fit. Plus, you get the feel-good factor that comes from knowing you are supporting a local business too.”

So, why not use this time to do something positive? By planning ways to turn your house into a well-designed and stylish space where you are only too happy to stay at home.

To kick-start your plans today email robert@rencraft.co.uk