There really is nothing worse than living in a house that’s too small for your growing family. The number one reason that families choose to move house is because their home is no longer able to accommodate their growing family. However, moving house isn’t always an affordable or appealing option.
The good news is that just because you can’t or don’t want to move, that doesn’t mean that you and your little ones have to live in an overly cramped space, there are alternatives to moving, one of which is building an outhouse in your garden. This might sound like an odd idea – creating an outdoor building that’s not joined to your home, but it has been proven to work well in many large families.
If you have older children – ideally in their teens, an outhouse could be the perfect alternative to a bedroom. It would give them the space and independence that they crave, and all within the confines of your garden. Or, you could simply use an outhouse as an extra area of living space – a games room for the kids or a playroom perhaps? It doesn’t matter what the space is used for, just as long as it makes your home feel less crowded.
Want to design your own outhouse, read on for everything that you need to know.
Is your garden large enough?
The first question that you need to consider is whether your garden is large enough to house an outhouse. While it’s all well and good building an outhouse in your garden to be used for whatever your family needs it for, what you don’t want to do is build it, and it takes up too much garden space. That’s why it’s important to consider whether your garden is large enough to house an outhouse before you start building it.
Are you willing to make the investment?
When it comes to building an outhouse, it’s important to make sure that you can not only afford it but that you are willing to invest in it. A well designed and built outhouse will add value to your home, but a building that’s built in a rush and made from cheap materials may not do. That’s why it’s so important to be willing to invest in the project, and ensure that your outhouse is built to the highest standards. Part of this is taking the time to research features like using the services from Heat-Line to prevent any water pipes freezing in the winter, or having solar panels attached to the roof so that your outhouse can make its own energy. Invest in the building, and you can ensure that it adds value to your home.
Do you know how to go about creating an outhouse?
The next question to ask yourself is whether you know how to go about building an outhouse. If the answer is no, then perhaps it could be a good idea to call in the professionals to help you get the project off of the ground. Sure, this might increase the price of the project, but at least it would help to make sure that it is completed to a high standard.