Painting a room with bright colours and contrasting dark highlights to create depth is one of the easiest ways to make a space look bigger, but it does not necessarily make the room feel more spacious. One surefire way to make a small room appear bigger is to improve ventilation to allow light and air to come in. Having windows that can be opened to let fresh air and natural light creates an illusion of a bigger room and a more spacious feeling.
If you want to make your space look and feel bigger, but you don’t want to experience the hassle of undergoing a major renovation or construction project, here are some minor upgrades that can be done.
Make openings for bigger windows
A dark room not only makes a place look cramped, but it also makes it feel stuffy. Having a well-ventilated room with fresh air and natural light coming in is one of the best ways to make a small room look bigger. To achieve this, extend your windows to make them bigger or create new openings for windows to be placed on walls that receive the best sunlight and ventilation. Opt for windows with French doors or horizontal sliders made from glass so that you can crank it fully open and let natural light and fresh air come in.
Cut an opening for a new door
Cutting an opening for a new door or widening a narrow doorway is another way to open up the space and make a room look bigger. Opt for doors made from glass and can be assembled as French doors, sliding doors, or bi-fold doors. These types of doors make for great ventilation as well as let natural light in. Cutting an opening for a new door is also a great way to make your space feel bigger and improve the flow between different rooms; for example, a glass sliding door that opens from your room and connects to a balcony.
Invest in multi-functional storage
Opting for multi-functional furniture is also one way of making a space look and feel bigger, especially when you invest in furniture that doubles as storage. Multi-functional furniture can range from double-purpose up to 3 of 4 more uses. A furniture display can be transformed into a day couch and a bed at night when guests come over. A coffee table can hold storage for your living room accessories or your office things when it doubles as your work table.
Convert unused space to a hidden storage
Clutter can make a small space feel smaller. You can make better use of small spaces with proper organisation. If you have unused space, like the area under your staircase; it’s best to convert this space into hidden storage where you can put away small items. The area under your stairs can be used to store everyday items like shoes, coats, craft accessories, and exercise equipment. It can also be transformed into a bookshelf or a small workspace.
Creating more space by opening up a room is a very effective way to update the look and feel of your home.
At Perth Wall Removals, no job is too big or too small! We accept minor renovation projects such as making openings for new doors and windows, window expansion and replacement, and converting unused space to a storage area.
If you are considering major renovation and construction projects such as taking down a wall to connect two spaces, or converting an old garage to become a spare room, Perth Wall Removals can provide you with quality renovations services.
Ready for that renovation or new construction project? Call us on 0415 275 513 and let’s begin with a FREE on-site quote!