Regardless of how large or small your home is, chances are you are always looking for ways to create more space. Whether you just want your living area to look more open and spacious or you want your kitchen to be able to fit more appliances and have more room on the counters – it often feels like there’s always a better way to make the most of what space you have. And there is! Follow these tips to maximize your space and make your home feel more welcoming.
An Open & Clean Entryway
Your entryway is the first place you, your family and your guests see when they come in through the door. This area shouldn’t be overcrowded or cluttered and should have enough space for everyone to move around freely. A bench against one side can be a great idea to keep the area clean and provide space for someone to sit while putting on shoes or waiting otherwise.
Lighting & Mirrors
If you are trying to make your home look open and spacious, use neutral and light colors for your walls and furniture. Lighter colors enhance the natural light that comes into your rooms and makes an area feel less cramped and tight. It’s easy to bring in pops of color through accessories such as artwork, rugs and cushions.
Mirrors are magical when you are trying to create more space without removing anything. Mirrors reflect surrounding space and through natural lighting that they bounce off, they make a room appear big and bright!
Using furniture with exposed legs or with an open design is a great way to make a room look visually spacious. Don’t choose large bulky couches or grand armchairs that will make the area feel cramped, instead look for pieces with lighter silhouettes. Smaller seating options or sleek, thin bookshelves and sets of nesting tables can help you create more space and make a room seem larger as well.
Functional & Decluttered Kitchen
The kitchen can be one of the busiest rooms in your home and ensuring it isn’t too cluttered allows it to be a more functional and enjoyable place. Maximize your space in the kitchen through vertical storage shelves and wherever possible, hang utensils and pots and pan underneath upper cabinets to keep your counters open and clean.
Choosing a refreshingly bright color can also help the room feel larger and more inviting.
Bedrooms can be the ideal place to host multifunctional furniture that can help you maximize your space. Choosing a bed with storage drawers or a headboard that hosts a small shelf can eliminate the need for extra pieces of furniture in the room. Use closet organizers and shoe racks to keep your clothing organized and easy to access.
Small tips and tricks can really help you maximize your space and make your rooms feel more open. To find beautiful and functional homes, contact us at Fretwell Homes to learn more about our range of efficient and comfortable living spaces in Hunter’s Ridge Ormond Beach.