The average home size in the U.S. is around 2,600 square feet. But, it doesn’t really matter if you have a small or large home. Just about everyone wants their home to appear more spacious. If you do happen to have a small home, you can maximize your space with a few simple changes. If you have a larger home, those same changes can make it look even bigger, giving you a little more “bang for your buck” in terms of square footage. Plus, these changes don’t require you to do any extra building or construction, so you can keep your home more eco-friendly and make it look more spacious at the same time. With that in mind, let’s look at three easy ways you can bring more space into your home without any construction or design knowledge needed. We’ve lived in many rentals and always needed a bit more space so our site is filled with ideas on how to make the most of your rooms!
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If you want to make the most of your space, try thinking outside of the box when it comes to the purpose of certain rooms. Try to take on the mindset of interior architects when you look at a room and consider the different ways it can be utilized. For example, if you work from home but don’t have a spare bedroom for an office, think about other spaces you can use. Do you have a large walk-in closet? Why not convert it into your office space? Just because a room is designed a certain way or was laid out differently before doesn’t mean you can’t change its purpose. In fact, finding different ways to use a room can be a lot of fun, and it gives your creative side a chance to shine.
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Use the Right Lighting
Playing with light is an easy way to make any room seem bigger. When you think about a cozy, comforting space, you probably think of warmer lighting that sets a calm mood. So, why not use lighting to evoke the feeling of a larger space, too? The easiest thing to do is install both low and high lighting systems around the house, so you can adjust as needed. But, nothing will give your home the feeling of more space than natural light. If you have several windows in your home, draw back the curtains as often as possible and let the light in. It’s the easiest way to add more space to your home without having to spend a dime.
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Add Mirrors (fake space Ü)
OK, this one is more about the “appearance” of a more spacious home. One of the easiest ways to make your home appear bigger is to put mirrors up. Mirrors can make small spaces seem brighter. As a result, they tend to look bigger. You can even get creative with mirrors and light by hanging one in a place that will reflect some of the outdoor scenery. It can give the illusion of bringing the outside in, and make any room feel more spacious.
No matter what size your home may be, keep these tips in mind to add space and feel more comfortable without having to spend a lot of time or money.