Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Size Matters: 6 Tips To Make Any Home Seem BIGGER

Whatever you might have said during conversations with your friends over the years, it’s pretty certain that size does matter. That is the case, at least when we’re talking about your home. Nobody wants to live in a small house that seems too cramped or overcrowded. The issue is that most of us can’t afford to sell up and buy something better. For that reason, it’s vital that we all make the best use of the space we have. At the end of the day, the tips from this article could make a significant difference to your perspective. None of these ideas will involve performing extension work. Instead, you’re going to learn how to make your home seem bigger without changing the structure of the building. Surprisingly, these suggestions can yield some pretty impressive results.

Make use of mirrors

It might seem like a trick from the ancient world (and it is), but mirrors can make any space appear larger. For that reason, you should consider hanging some in strategic positions around your home. In most instances, it’s sensible to place them opposite the windows in all your rooms. That way, they should reflect the sunlight and brighten up your house while also making it appear bigger than it did. You don’t have to spend a fortune on mirrors these days, and there are lots of specialist sellers online. So, just shop around until you find something suitable. Also, ensure you use raw plugs when hanging the mirrors on your walls. The last thing you need is seven years bad luck if one comes crashing to the floor.  

Turn your attic into a usable room

Converting your attic isn’t as expensive or time-consuming as you might think. Believe it or not, you can save a fortune by undertaking most of the work yourself. In most situations, you only need planning permission if you’re going to change the exterior of the building. So, make sure you plan around the idea. Insulation boards are not going to break the bank, and neither will plasterboards. That’s pretty much all you need to get this project off the ground. Just insulate the room and lay a floor. You could complete the job in under a week if you have some time off work. You could then use the space as a home office or bedroom depending on your requirements.

Convert your garage into a usable room

Doing much the same thing with your garage is possible. Have you ever wanted a bar at home? Well, your garage is the perfect place to put one. The only issue is that the room can become a little too cold. For that reason, you should consider building a fake wall in your garage. If you have enough space, you can create your useable room and still manage to fit the car on the other side. Raising the floor in your garage in most situations is sensible. That should help to ensure you have some insulation that will stop the temperature from dropping too much. Take a look online at garage conversions if you need some more inspiration. The possibilities are endless.

Erect a patio awning outside

We all know that conservatories are fantastic. However, you have to apply for planning permission, and those constructs often cost thousands. So, there has to be a cheaper alternative, right? Well, you should take the time to research and read more about patio roofs. They’re like a slightly more permanent version of a gazebo. However, the products look stunning, and they are going to make your home seem much larger. Best of all? Compared to the price of a conservatory, they don’t cost much more than small change. Also, some specialists can come to your home and install the product on your behalf.

Paint in light and bright colours

You might want to think about the colours used in your home when trying to make it look bigger. If you have dark rooms where you’ve used deep reds or blues, you’ll have to make some changes. Head down to your local home store and pick up some light paint in a beige colour or something like that. Once you paint your walls in something lighter, you should notice a vast improvement. Your rooms will appear larger, and your home will seem more vibrant. Painting an entire house should take no longer than a few days if you recruit the whole family. Just make sure you use lots of dust sheets to protect your furniture. The last thing you want is for one of the kids to drop a paintbrush on your new sofa.

Opt for laminate or real wood flooring

Bear in mind that we’re trying to make your home seem bigger here. We’re not making changes designed to increase comfort. With that in mind, you might consider removing the carpets from your house. Sure, carpets make the place feel cozy, but they also make it seem smaller than it is. Wooden floors reflect a fair amount of light and help to ensure your rooms never get too dark. Fitting some laminate flooring in your home is guaranteed to increase the perceived size. Indeed, just ask a friend to come around before and after you complete the job. Ask them for their opinions on how the wooden floor has improved your home. We bet they tell you that your house now looks bigger.

We hope you enjoyed reading this post, and that you now have lots of fresh ideas for your home this summer. At the end of the day, it would be lovely if we could all afford the houses of our dreams. However, that’s not realistic, and so we have to make the most of what we have right now. Wherever you might live in the world, and whatever the size of your property, the tips you’ve just read will make a massive difference. So, you just need to create your plan of action and set the wheels in motion. There is no reason to spend a fortune to get the results you desire. You just have to use your head.


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