There are a whole lot of reasons these days for living in a smaller home. The structure is much easier to maintain and the energy costs are much lower. And you won’t need to spend a lot of time cleaning which means you can do more fun things.
Although those are the benefits of living in a smaller home, you will have to sacrifice space. If you know how to organize and design your space, you don’t have to live in home that feels small and cramped. Regardless of the size of your home, there are some design tricks that will help you to create a home that feels larger than it is. We will go over a few of these tips so that you can enjoy your space no matter how small it is.
By making your ceiling higher than the traditional eight feet, you can make it appear that there is more space than there really is. You will, of course, have to do that when building the home.
If you design your home to have more window, it will open up your space. When you have large windows or install sliding glass doors, this will allow more light to shine through to make your space seem bigger.
Make sure that you don’t put dark coverings or curtains on your windows during the day. Mirrors – Placing mirrors on the wall in strategic areas can make your home seem bigger than it is. Place the mirrors so they reflect into open areas. It will make the wall disappear and open up the room.
Use Lighter Colors
Using light colors will allow your space to feel larger. Dark paint or paneling can make your home feel cave-like. Use the furnishings and other accessories to add pops of color throughout the home. Keep the floors and the walls lighter though.
Double Duty Rooms
You need to use rooms for more than just one purpose. Put your washer and dryer in the bathroom and if you need an office, use an area in your living area or bedroom. This also makes your space more practical and functional.
Add Outdoor Living Spaces
By adding a deck or an outdoor kitchen, you can make great use of the outdoor area around your home. Even if you live in a four-season area, you can make use of the areas in spring, summer and fall.
Although it can be challenging, a small house doesn’t have to feel small and cramped when designed correctly. Even if you don’t build the house, you can still create the illusion of a larger space when you use these design tricks. You can enjoy a smaller home without having to give up comfort or style.