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Home Improvement  /  September 12, 2017

Ways to Visually Increase Your Home’s Square Footage

It’s no secret that the square footage of your home can affect its overall value. But beyond square footage, there’s also visual space, which is essentially what makes your home “feel” larger. This illusion of space is important -especially if your home has restrictive square footage. Handyman Connection of Alpharetta discusses simple tricks that increase your home’s square footage through visual space.

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Install Larger Windows

This is probably the simplest method and arguably the most effective. Installing larger windows in your living spaces “frees” up space since it opens your visuals to the outdoors. Additionally, it lets more natural light in, which sets up an illusion of space making your square footage seem larger than it is.

Larger windows also take up more wall space, which is actually advantageous since you’re dissuaded from fitting your wall with unnecessary things that might end up cluttering your living spaces.

Choose Larger Floor Tiles

Another visual trick you can try to increase your apparent floor space is to switch to larger floor tiles. We recommend tiles that are a few inches larger than the standard 12” size. The effect here is immediate, as the larger tile makes it appear that your floor is larger and wider than it really is.

Replace Large Furniture With Smaller Styles

We also recommend you to be more space-efficient when it comes to picking out your furniture. Smaller tables, chairs, and sofas will obviously make your space look larger than it is. This also extends to your windows’ draperies – instead of heavy closed curtains, why not switch to vertical blinds and shutters? They’re sleeker and do a better job at regulating the amount of light your living spaces gets.

Finally, make it a point to clear clutter in your home. Get rid of any unnecessary things in your living spaces or store them properly. We suggest investing in storage containers if you have a lot of items strewn around your living spaces.

Handyman Connection of Alpharetta can help you make your home look larger than it really is. Fill out our form or give us a call at 1-800-88-HANDY for more information on our services.

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