5 Remodeling Tips to Make Your Rooms Look Bigger
Whether you’re living in an apartment unit or in your bungalow, the size of your room can have a significant impact on how you view your home. A room can look and feel cramped even if it’s actually spacious. On the other hand, a small room can look more spacious than it really is. If you want the rooms in your home look bigger without having to tear down the walls, you should consider the following home remodeling tips.
1. Rearrange Your Furniture
This one’s the easiest and cheapest way you can try to make your home look bigger, especially if the room is actually large. If you find yourself having to make a few turns to get around sofas or tables, it’s a good sign that you need to rearrange your furniture. The secret to rearranging is to set taller furniture such as couches closer to the walls while keeping shorter pieces such as coffee tables in the center. However, make sure you leave a small gap between the furniture and the walls unless it’s a cabinet or drawer! Pushing your furniture against the wall makes it look like you’re desperate to get extra floor space.
2. Go Minimal
One of the biggest reasons why rooms can look too cramped is that there’s too much of everything in it. If moving your furniture isn’t doing the trick, consider minimizing it. Going minimal pertains to both the size and the look of your furniture. A brightly-colored chair with outrageous patterns and frilly details will look bulkier than something with a simple design and mild colors, even if they have the same dimensions.
3. Color it Bigger
The color and pattern of the walls can also affect how big (or small) you see your room. If your wall is painted with plenty of detail and bold, it will look like there’s too much happening on the room, and busy-looking rooms also tend to look smaller than they appear. Paint your walls with pale colors such as white and cream. You can also use matching colors for your wall and furniture to create a more “uniform” appearance. The similarity makes it look like the furniture blends perfectly with the room, reducing visual clutter.
4. Upgrade Your Windows
The window serves as a way to connect the inside of a room to the more open space outside. By upgrading to larger windows with big glass panels, you can bring that open look into your room. This is especially true for more intensive remodeling projects that require the installation of multi-pane or bow windows which are specially designed to add the illusion of “bringing the outdoors” into a room.
5. Go for Multipurpose Options
A table and a cabinet can take up a lot of floor space in a room, but it’s still possible to free up floor space while keeping the functionality of both by getting a table with a built-in compartment. Multipurpose furniture and appliances are excellent space savers and can even improve the overall flow of your home. This especially true when remodeling the kitchen since freeing up counter space by switching to multipurpose appliances can also help make the room look more spacious.
There’s no need to turn room remodeling into a DIY project, especially if you don’t have prior experience with room remodeling. Don’t hesitate to get help from the pros. Our experts at Handy Crew have the skills and experience that can help you get rid of bulky furniture and clutter, perform necessary renovations, and turn any part of your home into something more spacious and efficient.