Maximize Your Space
So you’ve found a great new house or apartment. The location is convenient, the neighbors are friendly, and the kitchen is fully renovated. It’s perfect…except for the layout. Most of the rooms are beautiful, but the rest are oddly cramped– and don’t even mention the downstairs powder room. You’ve toured enough homes to make your eyes blur, and you really like this one– so how do you solve the issue? Here are a few tricks to maximize the space you have and make your home feel larger than it may seem.
If you’ve got a little extra money left in the budget, consider a few small renovations. Remove awkwardly placed dividers or built-in furniture, or maybe even knock down a wall or two (so long as they aren’t weight-bearing!). You’d be surprised how much of a difference combining two rooms can make. No matter how small the space may be, opening up the floor plan will give you a whole new perspective.
Let there be light! Humans are naturally predisposed to love sunshine– and for good reason. Besides all that Vitamin D, lots of natural lighting can make a room feel that much bigger. Fill your wallspace with picture windows to lessen the separation between in- and outdoors, or install some beautiful bay windows to open up your kitchen. As a bonus, replacement windows provided by Excel are energy efficient, allowing you to save on those electricity bills!
Compliment all that beautiful natural light with pale, breezy colors throughout your home. Darker colors are lovely, but in certain spaces they can make a room feel a little cramped and oppressive. Light, cool colors are your best friend when opening up a room. Think about the color of your furnishings, too– allow the space to feel airy and unified. Too much “busyness”, whether in color scheme, patterns, or knick knacks, will work against you.
Clear out the clutter and let the sunshine in! The less crowded a room is the more spacious it’ll feel. Stay away from bulky furniture and go for quality over quantity. Keep the walkways clear and avoid lots of extras– figurines, picture frame collections, and travel souvenirs will find a home in another room. The best way to make use of the space you have is to make sure there’s actually space to live!
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We can help! Our team’s expertise extends well beyond the realm of fencing and decking. If you need any home remodeling in or around Baltimore, MD, then Excel is your go-to company. We offer the best in customer service alongside unbeatable prices and top-quality construction materials. Contact us today or give us a call at 410-803-9499 and let the journey with Excel Fencing and Decking begin!