Small But Spacious Room Tips

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Unfortunately, not all rooms are created equally. Where some may have a surplus of space, others can be severely lacking in square feet. But don’t despair; there’s a lot you can do to make your living areas feel larger without knocking down walls. From floor tricks to organization tips, there are big possibilities for your small spaces.

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Small But Spacious Room Tips

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Unfortunately, not all rooms are created equally. Where some may have a surplus of space, others can be severely lacking in square feet. But don’t despair; there’s a lot you can do to make your living areas feel larger without knocking down walls. From floor tricks to organization tips, there are big possibilities for your small spaces.

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Top-Drawer Tricks

Kitchens come in all shapes, sizes and styles. If you’re struggling with a lack of space in yours try extending your cabinets all the way to the ceiling. This will utilize that otherwise unused space, providing extra storage to clear your counters of clutter. Tall cabinets also draw the eyes upward towards the ceiling, creating the illusion of a more sizeable space.

Pro tip: Trick the eye and visually expand your kitchen by incorporating glass in your cabinet doors. Replacing the solid center of the doors with glass invites the eyes to look past the frame to the wall behind, opening up the room even more.

Top-Drawer Tricks

Kitchens come in all shapes, sizes and styles. If you’re struggling with a lack of space in yours try extending your cabinets all the way to the ceiling. This will utilize that otherwise unused space, providing extra storage to clear your counters of clutter. Tall cabinets also draw the eyes upward towards the ceiling, creating the illusion of a more sizeable space.

Pro tip: Trick the eye and visually expand your kitchen by incorporating glass in your cabinet doors. Replacing the solid center of the doors with glass invites the eyes to look past the frame to the wall behind, opening up the room even more.

Laying Low

To increase elbowroom in a tiny bedroom, drop everything down a peg or two. Keeping your furniture close to the floor will increase the visual area above, making the ceiling seem higher and the bedroom feel bigger. Avoiding tall tables and high headboards will open things up and leave more wall space to work with.

Pro tip: To add even more area and visual value to a tiny bedroom, replace carpeting with hardwood floors. Wood floors will make the room feel more open, and reflect natural light better than carpeting. Make sure to go with wider wood floor planks when you install; the less lines there are, the larger the room appears.

Laying Low

To increase elbowroom in a tiny bedroom, drop everything down a peg or two. Keeping your furniture close to the floor will increase the visual area above, making the ceiling seem higher and the bedroom feel bigger. Avoiding tall tables and high headboards will open things up and leave more wall space to work with.

Pro tip: To add even more area and visual value to a tiny bedroom, replace carpeting with hardwood floors. Wood floors will make the room feel more open, and reflect natural light better than carpeting. Make sure to go with wider wood floor planks when you install; the less lines there are, the larger the room appears.

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Theory of Reflectivity

Color is probably the most powerful tool at your disposal when trying to find a fix for a small space. If your bathroom is feeling cramped, try welcoming white into the room. White brings with it a feeling of weightlessness and relfects light like no other paint color, emulating expansiveness. Using different shades of white in various areas of your bathroom–cabinets, trim, tiles–will keep it looking large, natural and clean.

Pro tip: Hanging an extra large and long mirror on your bathroom wall can close to double the visual square footage and help solve your small space problems. Adding lights directly above the mirror will also increase their impact and visually expand the space.

Theory of Reflectivity

Color is probably the most powerful tool at your disposal when trying to find a fix for a small space. If your bathroom is feeling cramped, try welcoming white into the room. White brings with it a feeling of weightlessness and relfects light like no other paint color, emulating expansiveness. Using different shades of white in various areas of your bathroom–cabinets, trim, tiles–will keep it looking large, natural and clean.

Pro tip: Hanging an extra large and long mirror on your bathroom wall can close to double the visual square footage and help solve your small space problems. Adding lights directly above the mirror will also increase their impact and visually expand the space.

Clean Away Clutter

Laundry rooms are little by nature. They serve a very singular purpose: to clean clothes. One way to make yours less limited is to add some smart shelving. The more storage you create, the less clutter there is. To keep things extra clean, hang some additional metal baskets on the wall for loose socks, laundry supplies, or other lost clothing items.

Pro tip: What better place to store pertinent laundry supplies then in the machines themselves! Many new washer and dryer duos come with storage drawers built into the bottom, so you can save serious space and tuck away clutter.

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Clean Away Clutter

Laundry rooms are little by nature. They serve a very singular purpose: to clean clothes. One way to make yours less limited is to add some smart shelving. The more storage you create, the less clutter there is. To keep things extra clean, hang some additional metal baskets on the wall for loose socks, laundry supplies, or other lost clothing items.

Pro tip: What better place to store pertinent laundry supplies then in the machines themselves! Many new washer and dryer duos come with storage drawers built into the bottom, so you can save serious space and tuck away clutter.

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