When creating the perfect family home, it is always important to consider space and light. A spacious home is one of the most amazing things you can have, and there are many ways to create the feeling of space and light in your old abode today.
Today we want to take a run through some of the fun and useful diy jobs you can try that will bring some more light and space into your home.
Add sliding windows and doors
One of the most useful ways to make your home feel bigger and brighter is to install Sliding Windows and doors throughout your living space. If you previously had separate rooms in your downstairs area, one way to open up the space without knocking down a wall is to install a sliding door between the rooms that will give you a way to open up the rooms as well as partition them when you need to. These doors can be super practical and a great way to have the option of open or closed living depending on your situation.
Install french doors
If you have a kitchen that leads out to your garden, one of the best space giving diy jobs you can do is install french doors to open up the space. The garden often doesn’t feel connected to the rest of your home, but you can change this by installing french doors that can be opened up on sunny days. You’ll get a lot more light casting throughout your home as well as a feeling of space that makes your kitchen feel bigger.
Paint everything white
When you have a small home and you want to make it feel bigger, one of the key things is to let as much light into the house as you possibly can. As well as knocking through walls and enjoying bigger windows, one useful way to do this is to paint all of your walls white. You can still have a bright feature wall in every room, but make sure to paint everything else a bright white and this will reflect all of the light that comes into the house. White makes everything look bigger and brighter and it will make all the difference to you.
Hang lots of mirrors
Mirrors will be your best friend if you are hoping to make the house look bigger and brighter this year. Mirrors reflect light from the outside world into the home – so by placing mirrors near windows, they will be able to reflect plenty of natural light into the house and this will be a great idea for you.
Paint the ceiling
Sometimes the illusion of space is creating a visual cue to make people look up. If someone comes into the room and looks to the ceiling – the room immediately seems bigger and grander. To achieve this, paint your ceiling a bold colour or even wallpaper the ceiling with a patterned paper and this will draw the eye up, and make your home feel more spacious.