Things that will give your home more space
Adding space to your home is not as hard as you may think. You do not have to undergo a large home improvement project to find the space you need for comfort. In fact, you probably have more usable space than you realize. Sometimes it is just a matter of making a few changes to your living areas.
Declutter and then Declutter Again
Clutter takes up a significant amount of room in any home. All homes have it, and most people become accustomed to the clutter and no longer ”see” it in their homes. If you want to free up some space in your home it is time to take a serious look at the clutter and figure out what you can do.
First, start by taking pictures of the room you are going to begin with so that you can have a true look at the room. When you scan the room you are standing in, it is natural for your eyes to pass over cluttered areas that you don’t wish to deal with at that moment. However, when you look at a photo of the same room, you will see every area that needs to have the clutter removed.
If you are in your living room area, why not consider an end table that has built in storage? Look for an ottoman that you can also use as a storage area for shoes, or crafts that you work on while watching TV, or even for gaming accessories. You can quickly declutter this room by adding practical storage solutions to your décor.
Once you have addressed each room of your home and decluttered them, take a small break and then go to each room again. You will be surprised how easy it will be to find more ways to declutter each room the second time around. Once you are in the frame of mind to declutter your home, it becomes quite simple.
Change Your Wall Colors
You can give any room the appearance of having more space by using light colors on the walls. Light color paint and window coverings brighten a room and make it appear larger. Darker colors on the floor area, such as area rugs, can enhance this effect. For even more space creating techniques strategically place a mirror on the largest wall in the room to reflect back other areas of the home. This optical illusion will make the room look bigger.
Take Advantage of Storage Solutions
There are many things that you can add to your home that will help you achieve more space. These simple storage solutions can double the space of many areas without taking up any additional room.
Consider a double towel rack for your bathroom instead of a single bar. This allows you to store bath and hand towels in the same space for easy access. You may also want to add booster shelves inside your bathroom cabinets so that you can store two layers of items easily without having to use any additional space.
You can also use these space savers in your pantry or kitchen cabinets so that you can double the space you have in these already small areas. Consider organizers for your drawers so that you can utilize the most space, and eliminate kitchen items you will never use so that items you do keep do not become cluttered.
As you can see, there are many things that you can do without a lot of trouble or large investment to create more space in your home. What is even more exciting is the fact that most of these projects can be completed over the weekend, giving you the space you want almost instantly.