Ways to Give Your Home Major Space with Minor Renovation

When it comes to your home, there can never be too much free space. Unfortunately, most houses feel cluttered and small thanks to minimal floor plans mixed with furniture, children's toys, and boxes full of family valuables that are utterly useless, yetGrandma warned you against ever throwing away. You feel claustrophobic and need a change, but other than making Grandma mad or taking a sledgehammer to your wall, you don't know how to make that dream a reality.

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Giving your home the freedom and feel of the extra space that you crave can seem impossible without major changes, but in fact, you can easily open up your home to new possibilities and space with just a few minor renovation tricks.

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Accessible Storage
One of the easiest ways to free up space in your home is to organize your items, and then place them in accessible, hiddenstorage. Invest in a new bed frame that has drawers underneath to house books and clothes, or even ottomans for your living room with tops that lift off and reveal a space for games or extra blankets to live. Not only are these sneaky storage spaces an easy way to make the most of your space, but they are also a great way to add style to your home.

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Additional Windows If you have a little extra time and budget, consider adding new windows to your home. Adding a window or even just increasing the size of an existing one will help to open up your home to the outdoors, leaving you with the feel of a larger room that expands beyond closed walls. And as a bonus, make sure you choose windows that can easily be opened on a nice day so that your house can, quite literally, expand outwards.

Add the illusion of space with mirrors.  

Add the illusion of space with mirrors.  

Mirrors on Walls
Another budget and time friendly way to give your house the feeling of more space is to hang large mirrors on walls and in hallways. Mirrors give the illusion of continuation, making your home feel infinitely bigger than it already is. Sure, the square footage will stay the same, but the atmosphere of your home will open immensely with each mirror you add. But don't go overboard - one mirror per room, or a simple set of two or three across from each other in a single hallway is more than enough.

Feeling cramped in your home can be frustrating, but the feeling doesn't have to be permanent. Start opening up your home today by planning for where you want to add new windows, and in the meantime, start organize your things and hang mirrors to free up the space that you do have. Major changes to both your home's space and your happiness are sure to come from just these minor renovations.

For more information on renovating and creating more space in your home, visit Total Home Remodeling today.

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