When your house feels cramped, it can really be stifling. Maybe you’ve had kids since moving or maybe your hobbies have been accumulating. No matter what the circumstances, a crowded home isn’t a happy one. So how do you make your home feel more spacious?
The first step to creating more space in your home is organizing. It may seem like you need everything you own. However, if you haven’t looked through it in a while, you might be surprised what you forgot about. Checking through your belongings, especially those in closets or your back room, can lead to rediscovering lots of space.
Donating or selling old items and organizing what’s left in storage bins can free up closet space. But, before you get to using up the new closet space, make sure what’s joining the old is worth it.
Prioritizing and Rearranging Furniture
One of the things that can make a room feel small is the amount of furniture and the way it’s arranged. If a room feels cramped with what’s in it, try rearranging. Keep furniture along the walls to allow for easily traversable space in the center. The easier it is to move around a room, the less the size will get in your way
If you have trouble making more space by rearranging, consider donating or selling some unnecessary furniture. Maybe the side table makes the coffee table obsolete. Perhaps the potted plant in the corner is taking up space where the bookshelf could go. Prioritize what you’ve got and remove what’s unnecessary.
Lighten the Room
When you’ve minimized the contents of your room, adjust the lighting. Ample light in a room will give it a more open feeling. Utilize windows and consider investing in some lamps.
Actual light isn’t the only important thing. Using lighter paint colors will make your room feel less closed in. There is one exception: using black as a focus wall. Painting the furthest wall from the door with black or a dark color of your choice creates the illusion of depth. Because dark paint hides shadows, it can give the impression that the room is deeper than it really is.
Expand Your Home
Sometimes going through closets and rearranging the living room just doesn’t cut it. If you’re in need of some more genuine space, it might be time to expand your home. Adding on additional bedrooms or expanding upward with a second floor is completely possible.
Moving can be a huge hassle, especially if you want to remain at your current job, keep your kids in their current school, and hold on to the house you’ve grown attached to. Many people don’t realize they can expand their home. The truth is, it’s really as easy as calling professionals who know how to get the job done. Heidan Construction has nearly two decades of experience finishing the exact kind of projects you’re looking for help on.
Give us a call and we’ll help begin the process of designing and building whatever additions you may need.