Skip to main content

How To Add More Space Without Building

Unless you’ve got a good sum of money available to do some extension work, and all of the necessary grants and permissions to legally go with it, it’s not easy to make a room bigger. However, you may not even need to make it physically larger in order to increase the space within a room; it’s all about angles and using what you’ve got effectively.

Bring in the light

If you do have a bit of spare cash, WinDor folding windows, patio doors and french doors are your best way of letting in the maximum potential amount of light available to you, giving a brighter feel to the room, without adding on for more space. It does require a bit more money and as well as a skilled labourer to fit them if you can’t do it yourself, but the effects really can transform a room.

Freshen up the walls

A paint job can give any room a new lease of life. Lighter colours can give open up a room as well as giving the impression that there is more space available than there actually is, whereas darker colours can make a room feel cosy and closed-in. Even the switch from magnolia to white can change a look, so don’t dismiss it based on the fact that you already have a light colour in place on your walls. There are also warm and cool tones to paints - you can mix and match any colour with white as it’s so versatile - it doesn’t all have to be of the same colour scheme.

Mirror mirror on the wall

Mirrors are quite deceptive in that they reflect whatever image is being presented into the glass - if it’s the room that is being reflected, it gives the impression that there is a lot more space. There are so many different styles to choose from that there will always be one to suit the style of your room. There’s a depth to a mirror that can’t be explained - but accept the trick of the eye for what it is and put one up. The bigger the better!


If you have lots of available space in the room but it’s being taken up by furniture and inanimate objects that aren’t loved, wanted or needed anymore, maybe it’s time to think about doing a clear-out. Charity shops are always in need of things to furnish houses (one person’s trash is another’s treasure), or you could give it direct to shelters or friends/family who have secretly been coveting it. If it isn’t bringing you a sense of joy or sentimentality when you look at it or hold it, consider ditching and replacing. It can end up being costly dependent on your personal tastes, but sometimes you may not even end up replacing what you have just removed - it may be that you find you can live without it and not miss it. If this is the case, well done! You have successfully de-cluttered, given yourself more space and saved money overall.  

Share a few of your tips here for making a room look larger!              


Popular posts from this blog

Polar FA20 Activity Watch Review and Giveaway

Hi Neighbors, Well, I am out of the hospital, but I am not allowed to be very active yet, so I asked my daughter to test out this new item. It is an Activity Watch. What a great item for Get Out Get Active! The Polar FA20 counts your daily physical activity. First you need to set the basic information. The date, units (metric or imperial), your weight, height, birth date, and male or female. Place the FA20 on your wrist to measure your physical activity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This watch monitors your activity and gives you feedback about how you are doing. Everyone should be physically active at least 30 minutes each day, and the FA20 helps you achieve this. Throughout your day you can check and see if you are having a Lazy Day (active less than 30 minutes), Easy Day (active 30 to 60 minutes), Active Day (active 60 to 75 minutes) or an Intensive Day (active more than 75 minutes). You can also record your training sessions to learn more about how your body respon

Prilosec OTC $25 Rebate plus a $100 AMEX Giveaway

Hey Neighbors! Do you suffer from heartburn? I do sometimes. I personally can not eat really spicy foods. Problem? I LOVE MEXICAN! So does my whole family. My husband enjoys really spicy foods and sometimes suffers from it. Solution? Have you heard about Prilosec OTC? If not perhaps you would like to try it. Prilosec OTC has a special offer going on right now through February 15th. Buy 2 Prilosec OTC and get $25 back. Now, I personally have not tried Prilosec OTC yet. But according to the site: "How and Why Prilosec OTC® Works Prilosec OTC Blocks Heartburn When you eat, millions of tiny pumps in your stomach lining create acid to break down food. Normally your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) works as a door, opening and closing to let food pass from your esophagus HEARTBURN GLOSSARY Esophagus: Tube connecting the mouth to the stomach; a passageway for food; part of the digestive

Omron Heart Rate Monitor Review and Giveaway

Hey Neighbors, Another great product for the Get Out and Get Active! An Omron Heart Rate Monitor ($59.99)! Once again due to my disc problem my daughter was the one to try this out. This is seriously not fair! Anyway, one of the great things about a heart rate monitor is that you can make sure you are exercising in your zone. You can monitor your heart rate and then adjust your pace for either a slower workout or a more intensive workout. This monitor comes witha high and low alert so you can make sure you stay right where you are supposed to. Not overdoing it, yet not taking it too easy! You can wear the wrist receiver on your wrist, or you can mount it on your bike or treadmill so it is easy for you to read. This Omron Heart Rate Monitor comes with: 1-Wrist Receiver Watch 1-Transmitter 1-Transmitter Strap (Chest size 29" to 55") 1-Receiver Mounting Bracket 1-Storage Case 2-"Lithium" Batteries (installed) 1-Instruction Manual (Above nice carry cas