3 Home Improvement Ideas For Smaller Properties

3 home improvement ideas for smaller homes

You can never have enough space at home, but it’s hard to come by if your house isn’t particularly big and your family has grown since you first moved into it. 

It doesn’t help that Britain’s homes are getting smaller – did you know that over the last 40 years, the average size of a new-build house has shrunk by 20%. 

You will relate to that if your house was built in one of the past four decades. 

But all is not lost! You can make your home feel bigger with a few simple tricks:

Install some mirrors

We expect that you will have heard of this tip before, but it does work. It’s just a matter of choosing the right type of mirrors and installing them in the right areas of your house. 

It’s advisable to use larger mirrors, with a thin frame, and hang them up somewhere near a window. That will be more effective than having a group of small mirrors in different spots. 

You want to try and place your mirrors on walls so that the middle of them sits at eye-level of a person of normal height, and so that they’re not too close to a wall or edge of a ceiling.


Use light colours on walls

Not every wall in your house will need a mirror, giving you an opportunity to paint it, and we suggest doing so in a light colour of some kind. 

White would be the most obvious coloured finish, which does a great job of reflecting light for those brighter spaces. If you lack natural light in a particular room, a black finish would do a similarly successful job of creating the illusion of space. 

As well as the walls, you should also paint your ceiling, trims and doors.

A colour pallette for an extension

Get bi-folding / French / patio doors fitted

If you have a back garden, you want to open out your house, which you can do with the installation of bi-folding, French or patio doors. 

With a slide or a push, your indoor and outdoor spaces will be unified, leaving you with one vast living area. The light that enters into the building will also make it feel spacious. 

Closing the doors shut won’t compromise the light hitting your interior as they have trim frames and vast glass expanses.

A partly open bi-folding door

Bon Accord is a specialist supplier of bi-folding, French and patio doors, if you have an interest in adding them to your abode. Click here for a FREE quote.

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