Ever get starry-eyed over homes that feel and look big and plush on the inside? With kids, clutter and maybe a smaller house than we would like, it’s easy to feel like the wall are closing in! However, there are ways to create a more spacious feel in your home and at the very least give the illusion of more space. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can think about opening up your home.
Swap Out The Windows
Switching out small windows for huge glass doors or larger windows can give the illusion of more space in your home. This work particularly well in kitchens and living/dining rooms that lead onto the back garden. If you don’t want windows, you could consider a whole wall of beautiful bi-folding doors. Bringing in lots of extra natural light will make your home feel larger and airier. As will showing off the back garden and bringing an element of the outside into your home.
Add Another Room
If space permits you may want to consider a home extension. This could be anything from extending your kitchen out through the garden or digging down into the basement. Popular extensions include garage and loft conversions, rear extensions and basement conversions. More than a decade ago conservatories were more popular than extensions, and it may be that your house already has one. If so, why not replace your conservatory roof with a solid tiled and insulated roof? This will give the illusion of another room in the house rather than a conservatory. And the insulation means you will be able to use this space all year round.Continue Reading