Is it possible to make small homes look larger? With a little bit of design skill and expertise, it’s usually no problem! If you’re wondering how to make your house look bigger, here are five helpful tips from design experts.
Develop an open concept layout
The most effective way to make small homes look larger is by knocking down walls and creating an open concept layout for your primary living spaces, including the kitchen, dining area and living room. Work with a professional remodeler to tackle the project from start to finish. They’ll help you make the most of your investment, providing assistance with floor plan development and handling all aspects of construction.
An open concept layout not only makes your home feel bigger, but it even increases its overall usable space. By switching to open concept, you get the most floor space possible out of your existing square footage. If you can’t open up your floor plan completely, simply replacing solid doors with French doors is another trick to open rooms up a bit and make them feel more spacious.
Lighten things up with paint
Painting is a quick and effective interior improvement that can make a big impact on the look and feel of any room. Choose a light color to open up the room—generally, the brighter the room, the bigger it feels.
Another painting trick to make your spaces seem larger is to use one color, or at the very most a very limited color scheme. Contrasting colors visually break up a space, while a monochrome color palette can blend the boundaries between architectural features and furniture in the room, creating the illusion of a larger space.
Layer your lighting
As stated above, a bright and airy space naturally feels much larger than rooms that are dark and closed off. In addition to lightening up the paint in your interiors, update your lighting strategy with layered lighting. Use multiple light sources throughout the house, including overhead lighting, accent lamps and task lighting.
Update your furniture
Most homeowners who want to make their house look bigger should invest in furniture with slim profiles. Swap out heavy, bulky furniture with sofas that feature exposed legs. Choose low tables made of light materials like glass or acrylic to open up a room and make it feel more spacious.
Need more light in your interiors? Simply add a few mirrors. Install mirrors opposite the windows in the house to reflect daylight into the whole room—it instantly makes any room feel larger. Another effective technique is to place a mirror at the end of a cramped hallway to make it appear roomier.
A few key renovations can truly make small homes look larger, and they don’t have to be massive undertakings to make a big, noticeable difference. As always, let your taste and style be your guide. Learn more about transforming your home by reaching out to Canfield Construction Management. From minor to major renovations, we’ll help you turn your current home into your forever home.
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