Most people want their homes to feel open and airy, but it isn’t always easy if you are bound by square footage. However, by knowing a few tricks of the trade, your builder or home remodeling contractor can create a space that feels bigger than it really is. Here are three structural tips for making homes feel larger.
How to Make Rooms Feel Bigger
1. Raise Ceiling Height
When the ceilings of a room are high, it creates a sense of vertical space for guests, helping to make the area feel larger than it really is. In fact, studies have shown that people tend to feel a sense of freedom and creativity in rooms with taller ceilings over spaces with lower ceiling heights.
2. Create an Open Floor Plan
Open floor plans involve creating spaces that flow into one another. Examples can include open kitchen areas without walls separating the main living space, allowing people to move through the area without going through doors or arches. Because open floor plans give people visual access into other spaces, they make rooms feel larger than they really are.
3. Add Windows
Large windows can also contribute to the free feeling of open concept areas or tall ceilings, since they give people the chance to look outwards. Consider asking your home remodeling contractor to install large floor-to-ceiling windows to open up your space and improve natural lighting conditions.
Whether you are thinking about renovating your current home or building a new one, Appalachian Contracting Services can help. For over 30 years, this team has been committed to tackling a wide variety of high-end construction tasks, including custom home remodeling, plumbing repairs, and the installation of tankless water heaters. If you are interested in becoming a client, send them a note online or give their Dahlonega, GA, office a call at (706) 864-8777.