Home Improvement / June 19, 2018
Your home’s square footage can and will affect your property’s overall value. As the old saying goes: “the bigger, the better.” Beyond the physical square footage, there’s also the visual space and this is what essentially makes your home appear and feel larger than it really is.
In this post, our home improvement experts at Handyman Connection of Matthews discuss four ways you can manipulate this illusion of space and increase your square footage through visual space.
1. Choose Larger Floor Tiles
This is one of the oldest visual tricks in the book and is an effective way of increasing the floor space of very restrictive rooms, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Simply 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 wider than it really is.
2. Install Larger Windows
This is another simple home improvement trick, and can positively affect your home’s ventilation and insulation, too. 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 creates an illusion that your square footage is larger than it seems.
3. Fill Up Your Wall Space
While it may seem paradoxical to fill up your wall space, preferably with a larger window, it actually has a positive effect in terms of space and usage. Since your window is using up more wall space, you’re dissuaded from installing unnecessary things on your wall that will end up cluttering your living spaces.
4. Install Smaller Furniture
When you’re replacing your old furniture, keep space efficiency in mind. The smaller the furniture, the more square footage and visual space your property has. This applies to windows and draperies, too. Instead of installing these heavy closed curtains, switch to vertical blinds and shutters, which aren’t as stuffy and crowded to look at.
For professional home improvement, contact Handyman Connection of Matthews. We’ll help improve your home’s space efficiency, as well as its utility, energy efficiency and overall value. Call us today at (704) 255-5625 to learn more about our services. You may also fill out our online form for more information on what we offer.