DIY: How to Make Your Home Look Bigger
Is your living space starting to smother you? Are you dreaming of knocking down walls and expanding your kitchen? Whether you’re living in a small starter home or your house is just beginning to feel a little cramped, there are things you can do to make it look and feel bigger without hiring a contractor and spending thousands of dollars on renovations. At ABODO, we know how important it is to love your place, so try these simple DIY tips to open up your home.
Paint Your Walls A Light Color
A simple paint job can immediately give any room a brighter, breezier atmosphere. Deep blues, browns, or reds can be stifling and make rooms feel small and dark, which can be cozy, if that’s your aim. But to make your rooms feel larger and inviting, try light yellow, gray, green, white, or similar colors that bounce light around. Also, keep your ceiling a few shades lighter than the walls.
Clunky cabinets take up space, but they appear less intrusive if you take off the doors or replace them with glass that lets your eye pass through the door and to the wall. The added depth and dimension is surprisingly effective, especially in small kitchens, but requires one additional step: Keeping your cabinets tidy.
Clear The Clutter
A space of any size can feel cramped if it’s packed with unnecessary items — blankets piled on chairs, a coffee table covered with books and magazines, a kitchen counter flooded with mail. Invest in some organizational tools, such as a magazine rack or an ottoman with storage space, to keep your necessary items together while cleaning up your clutter.