How To Make Your Home Feel Bigger (Without Making An Extension)

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Wish you had a bigger home? You are not alone.

Sadly, most people must learn to live with a slightly smaller property than they’d like due to high property prices. However, you can still build a winning relationship with the home. One of the most important factors is to remember that your surroundings reflect you as a person. With a conscious effort to transform the space, you can also enhance your life.

When looking at ways to make the home feel bigger, extensions are the most obvious solution. However, you don’t have to take such drastic action. Here are some alternatives.

Revamp Unused Spaces

It’s hard to complain about a lack of space when you fail to utilise the existing living areas. The harsh reality is that a lot of homeowners fail to unlock the full potential of their properties. In many cases, the chief reason is that they make decisions based on expectations rather than what is best for the home.

Leaving the guest room as an unused bedroom is a massive waste. Likewise, garages and conservatories are regularly underutilised. Now is the time to put things right. Whether turning those spaces into offices, gyms, or playrooms is up to you. Either way, they will serve a better purpose and function to your family.

Aside from the direct benefits gained by giving the room an extra purpose, it reduces the pressure on other parts of the property.

Find Extra Storage

The modern family holds more possessions than any previous generation. If your property was built many years ago, it’s quite likely that the storage facilities aren’t quite suited to the modern era. Therefore, it’s imperative that you take advantage of any available spaces while also creating new ones.

Simple ideas can claw back valuable space. For example, the addition of beautiful decorative wall hooks will provide extra storage space. In hallways, bathrooms, and bedrooms. Meanwhile, internal organisation can transform cabinets, cupboards, and drawers for the better.

Embracing modern tech by adopting paperless billing is another highly popular method. It can free up valuable space around the home.

Avoid Clutter

Living spaces should be living. Sadly, it is very difficult to do this when your home feels cluttered and claustrophobic. First and foremost, you should want to remove unwanted goods. Whether you trash them or sell them, the additional space that’s created will have a huge influence on your future.

However, removing junk isn’t the only key step to success. You must also try to save valuable floor space wherever possible. Mounting the television to the wall is a good example of how to do this. Likewise, display cabinets can be traded for wall-mounted shelves. It creates a modern and practical vibe.

On a side note, it will be easier to clean the home when it is in a positive status.

Use Light And Colour

Even when the physical dimensions can’t be changed, there are many ways to trick the eyes. When done well, you will perceive rooms to be bigger, brighter, and better. Clever lighting and colour scheme choices are your greatest assets. Better still, they can be used in pretty much every room of the home.

Lighting can be improved by adding bigger windows, skylights, and sliding doors. Likewise, dressing them in a more appropriate fashion to encourage increased brightness can serve you well. When coupled with versatile electrical lighting and fireplace the potential to build a happier home is even greater. And it becomes homely too.

Lighter colour schemes will also promote an increased perception of space. Cream or magnolia walls coupled with a feature wall to add personality is just one great example.

Do More With The Garden

Finally, if your home is blessed with a garden space, you must learn to embrace it. It can add a whole new dimension to your family life, but only if you allow it to. Again, the first step en route to success is to declutter the space and remove any garden waste. If nothing else, it will highlight the amount of space you have to work with.

Once this step has been completed, the next phase is to complete a transformation tailored to your needs. Popular additions include artificial lawns, swimming pools, patios, BBQ areas, and summerhouses. In truth, there is no right or wrong answer except for the ideas that work for your family.

Ultimately, though, the goal is to create an outside area that you want to spend more time in. Get this right, and your home will feel bigger and better than ever.

Sarah x

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