Make The Most of Your Pint Sized Property

We can’t all live in gigantic homes. Some of us just have to settle for the property that is available and that we can afford. Others prefer to live in smaller dwellings, seeing them as more homey and cosy than their gigantic, four- or five-bedroom counterparts. Still, if you live in a small home, then sooner or later you’re going to run into a few issues. You may begin to feel cramped. You may not have the space to house everything you want to house. And so on, and so on. But remember: size is all relative! And there are ways to make a small property seem bigger than it actually is. Here’s how you do it.

Free Up Space
We don’t mean to, but many of us are guilty of picking up more and more stuff as we navigate our way through life. We’re walking down the street, see something that we like, and, before we know it, it’s in our living room! If we do this enough times, then it won’t be long before our homes are piled high with belongings. So let’s get rid of the items that you no longer need, want, or like. You can put them in storage, sell them, or donate them to a charity. So long as they’re out of the way, your home will feel more spacious almost instantly.

Look Vertical
You have more space than you probably realise. That’s because while most people tend to focus on the square ft. of their property, homes are so much more than this! Why? Because you don’t just have a also have walls! That means you’re able to look vertically, as well as horizontally. Instead of just looking at how much floor space you have to play with, look at what can be done with your walls. You can store just about everything up there, including your bike, books, lamps, and so on.

Appearing Larger
Size is all about perception. And if you’re currently perceiving your property as small, then it’s time to change your perception. This is especially relevant in the rooms that people want to see as larger, such as the bathroom and kitchen. For your bathroom, it’s all about adding mirrors, which is one of the tricks of the trade when it comes to appearing larger. There is a wide range of bathroom mirrors available to suit all sizes, so you should have no trouble finding one that’s right for your bathroom. Mirrors do, admittedly, look a little odd in the kitchen, so you won’t be able to replicate the trick there; instead, focus on adding “spacious” lighting, and also storing your essential kitchen items up the wall, rather than on countertops and so on.

Buy With Size In Mind
When it comes to essentials like furniture, it’s important that, as well as the style and comfort of the piece, you’re thinking about how it’ll affect the size of your room. With this, you have two options. You can go for compact, and multiuse in the case of tables, or you can go large and grand. That might sound counterproductive, but it works; have one or two large pieces can make the space feel larger than, say, five smaller pieces.

Windows and Light
There’s not much you can do about the positioning of your walls, but you don’t need to feel hemmed in or cramped! The trick is to make the most of any natural space that you have available. Keep your windows free from blinds during the day, and keep any large items away from them, too. By letting in as much natural light as possible, you’ll be able to make your home feel fresher, more expansive, and less claustrophobic.

Room Identities
If you only have a handful of rooms in your home, then don’t make it feel like one giant room that’s just separated by a few walls and doors! Instead, give each of your rooms a clear identity. Each one should have its own decor design, which naturally flows into the next room. Do this, and you’ll feel like you’re travelling through multiple different spaces, even if, in fact, you’re only moving a few feet each time.

Regularly Purge
It’s easy for old habits to creep back in, especially when it comes to our homes. Stay on top of your property, and make sure you’re not beginning to stockpile items, or keep things cluttered and untidy. If you can avoid this, your home will feel much larger than it really is.