Feeling Cramped? How to Remodel Your Home to Feel More Open

Feeling Cramped? How to Remodel Your Home to Feel More Open
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    Your home may have seemed like it would provide you with all of the space you needed when you originally purchased it.

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You may have acquired items, added onto your family and more over the years. Over time, your home may have started to feel smaller because of these factors, and now your space may be cramped and uncomfortable.

By following a few steps, you may be able to remodel your home and make it feel bigger without physically adding square footage to your structure.

Tear Down Walls

One idea is to tear down one or more walls inside your home. A closed floor plan can make a home feel more cramped than it actually is. By tearing down a few walls strategically, you can open up the space so that it can be used more functionally. This can also create the illusion of extra space.

Add Organizational Features

A common reason why homes feel cramped is because they are cluttered. You may have items laying on the floor, tables, counters and more that do not have a place of their own in the home. A smart idea is to install organizational features, such as built-in bookshelves or more cabinets. This will clear up the space visually and help you to stay more organized.

Bring Natural Light Into the Space

Lighting can play a significant role in the ambiance in your home as well. If your home has smaller windows or only a few of them, installing more windows or larger ones, like those from Unique Home Solutions, can be beneficial. Natural light can make your space feel larger, brighter and more hospitable. Remember that visually being able to see out into a large yard or to take in views beyond the walls of the home can give the illusion of space.

Avoid Over-Decorating

Some homeowners love to decorate, and this can unfortunately be a major cause of overcrowding in the home. For example, a small living room that only has space for a single chair and loveseat may have a full-sized couch, a coffee table and two side chairs. Choose the right style, type and size of furnishings for your space to improve the feel of your home. Decorative items, such as wall hangings, should also be sized appropriately for the space.

As you can see, you have significant control over how spacious your home feels. Some of these tips are easier to implement than others, but all of them are effective ways to make a cramped home feel larger and more spacious.

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Hannah Whittenly

Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer from Sacramento, California. A full-time mother of two, Hannah enjoys imagining and planning projects to make her home more beautiful. Occasionally, she'll actually get around to starting one of them.