Friday, March 1, 2013

Making the most of Space in a Small Home

Short on space in your home?  Here are a few things you can do to maximize the space in your home:

First, by simply rearranging the furniture in your house and even getting rid of some furnishings you don’t use or could do without, you can free up a lot of space, making your home look and feel bigger. Try moving around sofas and coffee tables in your living room to get the most out of your space and push beds against the wall in bedrooms to free up more open space.

Change Colors
You may find it hard to believe but the right paint job can make your home look more spacious. Light colors make a space look larger, so by painting your walls in whites, creams and other light colors, you can make your home seem bigger. Mirrors can also be used to give the illusion of more space in a room. Plus, they reflect light back into the room, making it look brighter and more spacious.

Think Tall
When it comes to storage, think vertically. Rather than taking up space on the floor, invest in tall storage units as they draw the eye upwards making the ceiling seem higher as well as providing more storage space than shorter cupboards and dressers. Clutter chokes up a house, making it seem crowded, small and claustrophobic, so keep your house clutter-free to keep it feeling airy and large.

If you want to create more space in your home, you could consider converting either the attic or the garage into an extra room. This is a particularly good option for people with large families who need another bedroom or even another bathroom or living room. Attic and garage conversions can add a lot of space to your home as well as increasing its value, so if you do decide to sell in the future, you’ll get a better price.
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