Before you start thinking about adding an extension to your home, you may want to consider a few small changes to help make your rooms feel larger.
There are a number of ways to create the feeling of more space in a home, and if done correctly it can be an extremely cost effective way to improve your home’s appeal, and its value too.
Here are a few ideas:
- Let more light in – Dark rooms with little natural light can feel small and cramped, but they can be improved by letting some light in. Installing larger windows or skylights is one way to increase the amount of natural light in a room and make it feel more open. A cheaper option might also be to paint the room in lighter colours and change the window coverings so they allow more light to get in the room.
- De-clutter – Even big spaces can feel closed in when they are full of too much stuff. To free up more space you should spend some time de-cluttering your home and throwing away old knick-knacks and items you don’t need or want. Aim for clear countertops and try not to get carried away with decorative items.
- Think carefully about furniture choices – Pick furniture that is suited to a room’s dimensions because if a piece of furniture is out of proportion it can highlight how small a room is. In particularly small spaces it is also worth looking into furniture that serves a dual purpose so you don’t need to put as many items in the room.
- Add in extra storage – Extra storage can help you get rid of that clutter and free up space where you need it. If you have no floor space for a new cabinet, consider adding in extra wall shelves or utilising space in high up places (like above your kitchen cabinets) where people often forget to look.
The amount of space on offer in a home can be a massive drawcard and that’s why it can be well worth making changes that create the look and feel of more space.
If you’re looking to sell, it could be worth engaging a professional stylist to get more ideas on how to make your home feel more open and spacious.
Chat to a Professionals Mudgee Real Estate Agent if you’re after further advice about improving your property to get it ready to sell.