A shortage of living space is a very common problem in this country and it’s not a big shock when you consider that over the last 40 years, the average size of a UK new-build home has decreased by 20%.
They have become smaller as it helps housing developers save money on house-building and to cram more homes into estates.
If you live in a small house, where space is at a premium, and you either can’t or don’t want to move, you need to be clever.
Here are some home improvement tricks you can employ:
Add mirrors to walls
This is one of the best-known tricks for making the interior of a house feel bigger than it is. You just have to ensure you buy the right mirrors and hang them in the right places.
Go big with your mirrors, rather than small, and ideally with a small surround, before installing them close to a window and not too near an adjacent wall or ceiling’s edge, if you can.
When putting up any mirrors, fit them so that the centre of them is at the eye-level of an average-sized person.
Switch to a lighter colour scheme
A clever method of creating the illusion of space is to use light colour schemes in those rooms that feel particularly tight as it will reflect any natural light that hits them.
You could use a brilliant white colour, but that will be too plain for some. In which case, try an off-white shade instead, which will still do a great job.
Repaint your walls in the finish, if they’re not covered in mirrors, and also paint the ceiling, trims and any doors.
Install bi-folds, French or patio doors
Can you connect your home with your garden through the installation of a bi-folding, French or patio door? If so, don’t pass up the opportunity.
Whichever door style you pick, each time you have it fully extended open, it will join together the two settings to leave you with one vast living area.
Your interior will also be beautifully lit up thanks to the sun flooding the space, which will, again, give it a roomier feel.
Balhousie is best-placed to handle the installation of any of these door types as we are the region’s most trusted door supplier. For a FREE quote, just click here.
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