Remodeling is a process of home improvement where you can add additional space to your home. However, there are times when it simply is not practical to physically expand the space that you already have, be it for financial, regulatory, or even just physical constraints. Fortunately, you can still visually expand the space that you have, creating the image of a larger room than actually exists without altering the room's physical dimensions. Understanding three common ways to increase the amount of visual space that you have in your home can help you determine the best way to remodel your space.
One of the most important ways that you can increase the amount of visual space that you have in a particular room is through the layout of your flooring materials, as well as the materials themselves. Choosing highly reflective flooring, like hardwood floors with a reflective stain and finish applied on them, will amplify natural light and brighten the room, increasing the amount of visual space. Further, laying floorboards, tiles, or other flooring materials in a diagonal pattern instead of in straight lines will visually expand the room as well.
Mirrors and Windows
In a similar train of thought to the above point, another way that you can brighten up a specific room and increase the amount of visual space is to install either additional windows or a mirror. Windows can increase the amount of visual space that you have available by breaking down the physical barrier of the wall, allowing more natural light to enter and giving the room a view of the outdoors. Mirrors will simply act as a highly reflective surface that will multiply the amount of natural light that you have available and create the illusion of a window.
While you may not be able to change the dimensions of the room that you are remodeling, you can change the dimensions of the installations within that room. Installing items like shelves or storage units that reach the very top of the ceiling, making use of taller tables and then transforming the space underneath into additional storage, or hanging your pots and pans from the ceiling, are all examples of how you can increase the amount of usable space you have by looking upwards. This comes with the added benefit of clearing clutter from around eye level, expanding the space, while also drawing your eyes upwards, once again creating the illusion of a larger room than really exists.
Visit a renovation contractor like Lehman Construction Services Inc, to learn more about remodeling possibilities for your home.