Remodeling: How to Achieve a House That Looks and Feels Bigger

January 23, 2019
COnstruction worker installing ceiling wood

There’s not much you can do about the size of the land on which your house sits. Unless you purchase an adjacent lot, horizontal expansion is impossible. There are also limitations on vertical expansion, especially when you’re in an area the government is trying to preserve.

What you have full reign on, however, is the design of the interiors. From room sizes to the placement of each room, you’re the one in control. While it’s recommended that you consult an architect to judge the feasibility of your plan, you can easily do the following anytime you wish:

Remodel the Bathroom

A bathroom is typically a place used for a set number of bodily functions. However, it can also be a place of luxury if designed right. There are a good amount of bath and shower remodeling projects in Davis County that are not just for functional reasons. They also add a touch of elegance and style to the room, so you’ll want to stay in it and relax.

A long bath never sounded more enticing with plenty of room to stretch your legs and scented candles to give the room a relaxing ambiance. Even mornings will feel more luxurious if you’ve got a sink all to yourself while your partner has their own. This means no waiting for someone to finish their morning primping just so you can get started on yours.

Change Wall Paints

Wall painting

Though the physical size of the rooms will not change, you can alter the illusion they give off. Dark colors tend to make rooms and hallways smaller, while light colors bring more light in and show a bigger room.

You don’t have to get rid of everything dark colored in the house, as they still add contrast and highlight features of the room. Keep them to small areas, such as wall frames and balustrades. For the rest of the room, use light shades paired with vertical stripes on curtains. Even the size of your furniture may add to the illusion. For instance, a big couch could make a small room look stuffy, while a smaller couch can balance the perspective.

Add or Remove Furniture

The size of furniture pieces has a drastic impact on room sizes, but aside from replacing them with smaller variants, you may also consider removing them altogether. This goes for cabinets or side tables that may not be in use. It’s one thing to have a free table in the living room, as it says you’ve got storage under control, but if that space could have been used for more walkable areas, perhaps it’s better to remove it.

Remove everything that doesn’t belong in the room either. You wouldn’t want boxed miscellaneous items in the kitchen. An old appliance will turn the living room into a space of clutter. People often struggle with organizing their house, despite 15-minute fixes, because they don’t know how to let go of items with sentimental value. If those items held such value, wouldn’t you want to keep them in a more appropriate place?

You don’t have to master all the elements of design to use space inside the house widely. All you need is a keen eye for clutter and a capacity to judge what’s working and what’s not.


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