Are you living in a small house? If so, then you might find it challenging to find spaces for all your stuff. Here, we will provide you with some renovation ideas that are just perfect for your small space. When done properly, you will discover that small rooms have some benefits. When you enter a smaller space, you will immediately feel that it is more intimate and cozy.
Nevertheless, if you don’t have any plans, then your cozy place could turn into a disaster. Fortunately, there are simple, affordable solutions that can help you in dealing with this. The following are some of the creative ways that can help you in renovating your small house.
Mirrors Can Help in Expanding the Space
Placing mirrors in your room is probably one of the oldest tricks, but at the same time, it is also one of the most effective strategies since it can make the room more spacious. At the same time, it can also reflect the artificial and natural light inside your room, making it look more open and brighter.
Choose Lighter Tones
Using a lighter, neutral color can allow the natural light to bounce and reflect around the room, making it feel more open and spacious. On the other hand, choosing darker colors can give the room a more intimate and mysterious feel. At the same time, it can also fool your eyes into thinking that the room is much smaller than it actually is.
On the other hand, if you want to fool your eyes into thinking that you have a bigger room, then you should try painting a lighter color on your moldings and wall trims. Make sure that this is lighter than the paint color on your walls. This can trick the eyes into thinking that the walls are much further back than they are, providing more depth into your room.
Glass Sliding Doors are Beneficial
Most often, swinging doors can eat up valuable space in your living room. So, instead of using swinging doors, you could install sliding doors instead. Sliding doors can add style and functionality to your living room, bedroom, or any room.
Using sliding doors instead of swinging doors can help in freeing up the space in your living room and make it look more luxurious and sophisticated. Sliding glass doors allow more natural light to enter the room. Be sure that your sliding door can provide optimum strength and durability. Also, be sure to install the sliding doors in the appropriate places in your home so you can get the most value.
Choose Folding Furniture
When choosing furniture and furnishings, be sure to opt for those that can be folded up when not in use, for instance, a murphy bed or desk. This can help in avoiding clutter while freeing up the floor space. When folded, the furniture can be used as decor, transforming your place easily without any hassles.
Additionally, choosing multifunctional furniture including ottomans, which can either be used as a seat or a coffee table, can help in minimizing the number of furniture you require.
Keep It Simple
If you have a lot of possessions, then it could create more clutter in your room, and at the same time, this can make the space feel smaller. So, as much as possible, try to avoid collecting so many things since they could quickly eat up the precious space in the room. The same applies to your art pieces and color choices.
If you are interested in adding more vibrance to the room, then this should be done subtly by adding a few splashes of color on the cushions, throw pillows, etc. Be sure to feature this throughout space. Use a vibrant feature that can quickly grab attention. Use a neutral color on the rest of the room so there is some contrast.
Mount Your TV on the Wall
If you mount your TV on the wall, then you will acquire more floor space that you desperately need, since you don’t need a TV cabinet anymore. Aside from maximizing your floor space, you can also save money and use it on other essential things.
Add Bigger Furnishings
As mentioned above, having a lot of things can make the space look and feel more cluttered. This is much the same with furniture. By choosing larger furniture, it can provide a unique style and character to your room, making it look and feel grander.
So, if you want to make a statement, then you should choose larger furnishings. Another suggestion would be to pull your furnishing off the walls, to make it seem that there is more depth. Hence, this can make your room look wider than it is.
Use A Bigger Rug
Another way to give the illusion that you have more space is to opt for a bigger rug. The smaller the rug you choose, the more attention is given to the space, making it feel and look more cluttered and smaller.
Choose a bigger rug that can cover the base of the room and make sure that it has a single color or a simple pattern. In this way, it can add effect to the room, without making it look too overwhelming. The color that you choose should match the room’s decor such as the throw pillow and cushions. This can seem as if it has some connection to the room.
Install Over-The-Door Racks
If you have tried out all the possible ideas for maximizing storage space and yet you still fall short, then don’t forget that you still have a door. You can place shoe racks, organizers, and over-the-door racks on your door, with these shoe racks and organizers, you can organize your living space much better while freeing up some unnecessary clutter in your closet.
Think of the Storage Space
One of the best ways to maximize your storage space is to add height. Consider tall, vertical, decorative furnishings that can attract attention upward. For instance, tall shelving units can help in filling up empty wall spaces.
Vertical lines are important if you want to make the room feel more spacious. In contrast, short, bulky furniture can quickly fill the space in the room. Another way of storing your stuff is to invest in a platform bed that includes built-in storage, for instance, a pull-out drawer beneath the mattress.
Keep an Open Floor Plan
In a small home, interior walls can make the space feel crowded. At the same time, it can prevent any practical options for lighting, storage, and flow. This is usually the situation in dining rooms and kitchens in older homes since these spaces need to be separated from living rooms.
If there is a common wall that separates the kitchen and the dining room, then you could consider removing the wall so you can open the space. On the other hand, if the living room is adjacent to the kitchen or dining room, then you could consider removing the wall to create a connection. Removing the walls can also allow natural light to enter your home, making it look brighter.
Aside from the ones that are mentioned above, there are still a lot of ideas that can help you to add more space to your room.
Midtown Builders Group can help you with your house renovation. We can also do home addition, custom homes, and light commercial construction. If you are considering a home renovation, then you can contact us at 706-457-0012 or send us an email at Jcainmbg@gmail.com.