Adding an extension or a new room to your home is a great idea to expand your living spaces, but it’s also very expensive. You may not have the funds and time right now to have a new room constructed in your house, but there are some ways you can make your living space bigger. Handyman Connection of Mountain View discusses these low to no-cost design tricks to increasing your square footage.
Install Bigger Windows
One of the simplest ways to increase the square footage of your living spaces is to install large windows. These serve as “extensions” to the outdoor space; floor-to-ceiling windows, for example, free up wall space and make it look like your living room extends to the outdoors.
Lighter Paint Enlargers the Rooms
Light-colored paint reflects light whereas darker colors absorb it. So if you want to establish that illusion of space and make your room look bigger, paint the walls a lighter color. Daylight will bounce off the walls and make your room appear more spacious without the need to construct a new room
Install Mirrors in Strategic Areas
Try installing mirrors in areas where daylight coming from the windows touch or land on. Just like lighter paint, the mirror’s surface reflects light and the effect expands the room’s scope. We recommend larger mirrors for a magnified effect.
Reduce the Clutter
When you’re decorating your living spaces, always take a minimalist approach. Reducing clutter in your rooms frees up space for you to move around and stretch. Inspect your rooms and see if there’s anything you can remove that doesn’t really contribute to the overall visual appeal.
These are just some of the many ways you can increase the space of your rooms without spending on an additional room. Contact us at at (650) 695-1400 for professional help. We’ll be happy to provide a free estimate.