If your home seems to have shrunk, for whatever reason, there are things that you can do to make your home more spacious. Maybe you have expanded your family or maybe you just need more room for your belongings, either way there are different things you can do to make your home bigger.
You don’t have to get a whole new addition put on your home to make it bigger, but that could be the best choice too. If a home addition is in your future, you should find an experienced company that works with your needs and wants. However, if an addition or remodeling just isn’t in your budget, here are three ways to expand the space in your home.
Even the smallest house can fit everything you own if you know how to organize it. There is a place for everything, or there should be. The first step in getting organized is to look at what you own and what space you have to work with. Book lovers can benefit from tall bookshelves that are attached to the wall, where all books can have space that is off to the side.
Maybe instead of an addition, you could use another closet, especially is you love clothing. Get shoe racks that are built in, and other organizing shelves and spaces to keep purses and other items off to the side and organized.
If you have a lot of stuff in storage, see if you can get rid of any of it. If it’s always boxed for no one to enjoy maybe it’s time to let it go. For the items you do keep in storage, get clear plastic totes so you can easily recognize what’s inside.
Add Some Color
Color is an amazing thing. Not only can it affect your mood, it can also make you think a room is bigger than it really is. Lighter colors are more likely to make a room look bigger than dark colors. Add accent colors to a white or cream colored room to give it a few focal points that will be pleasing to the eyes.
Lighting is also an important key. Lighting your room, whether it’s a bright, pale or dark color, can make a huge difference in the look of the room’s size.
Probably the best way to get your smaller living space to look larger is by utilizing an open floor plan. When rooms meld together it makes each of them appear larger since they are interconnected.
If you own your home, maybe look into removing a wall or two to help make more room. This will be a lot less work than putting in an all new addition, and it will still give you the extra space you want and need.