Ways to make your home feel bigger

A house cannot be made any larger without some serious demolition work. In order to expand a floor plan, one would normally need to knock down walls, extend the roof line and rebuild all over again. This original plan might become more complicated along the way as it is undertaken and as new discoveries are made. It is quite a hassle taking on large home improvement plans because of the costs and the inconvenience involved.

However, there are some other ways to make a home appear larger. Some very small and inexpensive changes to the interiors and décor elements can make any home look and feel larger than it actually is. For those trying to sell their home or simply wishing to give it a fresh look, a number of ways could help in making the home feel bigger.

One of the reasons why a home looks smaller is the amount and style of furniture that is inside it. If there is too much furniture in a room or if the furniture is too big for a room, it makes the room look smaller. This is the main problem if people are moving from a bigger house to a smaller one and do not want to get rid of any furniture.

Colours also play an important role in any home. Light colours are always better than dark colours in a small house. One should paint the walls in light colours and also keep the décor light so that the rooms feel more open. Light and earthly tones are much more pleasing to the eyes and bring about a major difference in a house which was previously painted in dark colours. Also, one should avoid hanging large picture frames in a room which has a lower ceiling as this tends to make the height of the ceiling more noticeable.

The doors in the house are an important criteria as well. An entry door made out of glass or a French door is a much better option to have. Exterior doors made of glass let more light in and this helps in making the interiors feel bigger. Also, using a French door in a room will help in making it and the adjacent room feel bigger when the door is closed. One could even consider swapping out a single door for a double door wherever possible.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on April 12th, 2011


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