Whether you’re prepping your home for a sale, moving into a new house, or you want to change your current home, space is a fundamental aspect to consider. Luckily, you don’t have to break the bank to add volume to your home; there are practical ways to do so on a budget like the ones below.
Add Storage Rooms.
A great example where this idea would work perfectly is in the kitchen, especially if you want to prepare your kitchen when selling your home to add more value to it. Consider adding cupboards, cabinets, and drawers to store kitchenware and condiments that’d otherwise awkwardly lie on the kitchen counter.
Rooms such as the living room and bedroom have more structures and items, so they don’t need visible storage rooms. It’d be wise to create lower-level storages on existing furniture like a double duty coffee table which is ideal for maximizing floor space without adding new objects.
On the other hand, consider high-level storage like a spiral shelf that’s more of a minimalistic aesthetic than a storage. With this, you’ll be able to create a stylish home for your family.
The trick to creating more space or give an illusion of it is to remove items out of sight –the less you see, the more space you notice.
Mirrors on the Wall.
The beauty of mirrors is that they’re expansive and reflective, meaning they simultaneously add aesthetic to a room while magnifying its delicate features. It’s why many legal firms have glass doors that make the offices look bigger and brighter.
Artfully play around with various mirror designs and place them strategically throughout your house or where you think they’d fit best. Be sure to lay mirrors in places that are seemingly bare to function better.
Besides, mirrors’ duality creates a modern, spacious living space while giving walls a statement. Like hanging art, mirrors give life to a room not only because they’re somewhat art, but also their reflective abilities lighten and brighten up a room.
And by the way, mirrors are timeless, so you can be sure to use them for as long as you live and then some.
Sort out dirty Carpets.
Eyes go straight to walls and floors. People often think of touching up marks with paint but often forget to consider how big an impact flooring has on the look of the room. You can rent a carpet cleaner or buy a big rug to brighten things up as a cheap option. When viewing houses to buy one of my pet hates is seeing carpet in a bathroom. Why not consider replacing this with a modern option such as Grey Wood Floors.
Repurpose a Room.
It’s almost a guarantee that your house has a basement, an attic, or a room you don’t use for anything significant other than for storing items you don’t want to throw away nor use.
The good news is you don’t have to tear down any structures or hire a renovator to extend the room. All you have to do is clear out, clean the area spotless and decide what to repurpose the room for.
If you have kids, it’d be wise to repurpose the room for a game room or a study room, depending on where the room is. This way, your kids won’t have to clutter their rooms with books, toys, and whatnot. Instead, they’ll have a separate area for that.
A spacious house affects your mental health, your productivity, and overall well being. So, if you want to create an ideal home, focus on maximizing space, and everything else will fall into place. Use the above cost-effective tips to help you achieve a roomy and functional house.