If you feel that your home is not using its space properly to maximize the living space, you are not alone. Many homes are poorly designed and are not uniquely tailored to the homeowner’s lifestyle, but there are 7 ways that give your home more space visually without having to extend your home through a room addition.
Combine your dining areas. Multiple dining areas can be combined into a single space that is separate enough from the kitchen to feel give a special feel. Do this by remodeling the small breakfast nook and the current dining area into one.
Utilize corner windows. By utilizing corner windows you can capture spectacular views of the surrounding area. With additional sunlight and a brighter living space, your home will look and feel much bigger than before. To finish it off, add drapes to the windows to enhance the ambiance of the space.
Create continuality in the flooring surface. Flooring materials should be used wisely inside your home because if you switch up too many times, you can chop up the home in a visual way. The best option is to stick to two to three surfaces throughout the home.
Add low walls. Low walls can define a living space by opening it up. This can sometimes be one of the most effective ways to open up space in your home.
Lower your window sills. Another great idea is to lower your window sills to gain more light into the room. Before doing so you may have to check the local codes to find out the maximum height at which tempered glass is required.
Use open stairs. Open stairs will not only give your home a new and aesthetically beautiful feel but they will also open up the view. Use open stairs when you can throughout your home.
Clear up the halls. Hallways utilize a great amount of living space, especially in a smaller home. A quick room remodel can open up a tremendous amount of living space. You will be amazed at how much additional space a quick hallway remodel can add to the overall look and feel of your home.
Install see-through cabinets. See-through cabinets will brighten up the kitchen in addition to giving a bold look.
Room additions are the most effective way to give you the extra space you need, but there are other ways you can quickly and without huge expenses to add space in your home. By remodeling just a few spaces inside your home you can give your home a new and larger feel.