If you bought a home built in the 90s or earlier, chances are it has a partially open space plan rather than a completely open layout. If your taste runs contemporary, this layout may seem stuffy and cramped to you.
Tearing down the walls is always an option, although it will require extensive remodeling. Before you decide to tear them down, however, it might be better to employ a few visual tricks. The type of furniture you buy and the way you arrange it can make your floor space seem more open than it actually is.
JLR Home Renovation, a top remodeling contractor in the state, shares some tips below.
Minimize Visual Clutter and Avoid Bulky Furniture
Whether you’re doing basement remodeling work or renovating the main living area of your home, when picking furniture, avoid bulky items or anything that might look cluttered, like ottomans and coffee tables for example. Instead, choose moderately sized essentials, such as sofas and chairs.
Stick to a Consistent Aesthetic
Mismatched elements can make it seem like your floor space is more cluttered than it actually is. To prevent a visually cluttered interior, stick to a consistent design or theme. Light colored furniture will help give your space an open, airy feel.
Apply a Minimalist Aesthetic
You can accomplish multiple goals by applying a minimalist aesthetic to your interior. You’ll keep clutter, both visual and physical, to a minimum, maximize what little space you have, and keep your home up to date with the latest trends.
Visual tricks can only do so much, however. If your home still feels too cramped even after employing all of these visual tricks, then it might be time for some interior remodeling.
JLR Home Renovation offers interior and bathroom remodeling services. To get a free estimate, call us at (717) 306-9555 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Elizabethtown, Hummelstown and Hershey, PA.