You may have seen home makeover shows on television where people transform small spaces into areas that seemingly have plenty of room. If you’re working with a small space, whether it’s a bathroom, living room, bedroom, or even your entire house as a whole, getting creative with your home remodeling projects is essential. Put together a vision of exactly what you want to accomplish and, with the help of a trustworthy and reputable construction company, your vision can turn into a reality. Here are some of the top home makeover ideas for Kirkland residents who have small spaces to work with.
Be Creative with Storage Space
Storage space is usually one of the things lacking in small spaces. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible to create storage space, though. Take a look at places where you could add extra storage around the home. You may have space above the stove in the kitchen, room for pull-out drawers under beds and other furniture, or areas for recessed storage in bedrooms. Some homes can even accommodate pull-out closets. You’ll have to be creative with storage space when doing a home makeover, but you can meet your storage needs at the same time.
Add Windows to Make the Space Feel Open
If a particular room doesn’t let in much natural light, consider adding one or two. And if a room does have windows, consider extending them lower so more light can enter. Natural light and the ability to look outside make any space seem larger than it is. A home makeover project typically involves upgrading windows anyway, so you can give the space the illusion of being more open.
Take a look around at the accessories and furniture you have throughout the home. Do you need the large coffee table in the middle of the living room or will an end table in the corner of the room suffice? Instead of having a long couch the length of the wall, consider replacing it with smaller individual chairs or comfortable benches that serve the same purpose. You don’t have to remove everything that makes you feel comfortable, but replacing them with slightly smaller and more versatile alternatives can make a big difference.
Use Bright Colors for an Easy Home Makeover
An easy home makeover project you could do yourself is painting the walls with brighter colors and having your decor match the brightness. With small spaces, sometimes the illusion of a room being larger makes a big difference and brighter colors can help. Have fun with the color schemes in each room and let your personality be creative as you work on the home makeover project.
Go Simple with Kitchen Remodeling
People often start in the kitchen when they think of home remodeling projects. It’s an important space in every home, but many kitchens don’t need a complete overhaul like people tend to think. Sometimes repainting the cabinetry and upgrading the handles can make the space pop more. In small spaces, you may want to consider downsizing your oven and stove and mounting your microwave above it. Again, light and bright is what you should be aiming for to make the kitchen look more spacious.
Eakman Construction works on remodeling projects for homeowners with smaller spaces all the time. We have a unique way of creating additional space and can make any room seem larger. If you’re a Kirkland resident wanting to maximize your space with a home makeover, contact us at (206) 972-2275 or visit our website to schedule a consultation.