Older homes usually have closed or partially open floor plans, which provide the interior of your home with a traditional look. If you prefer a more contemporary interior, you’d need to tear down the walls to create an open floor plan. This would entail extensive remodeling, however.
Luckily, there are simpler ways to make a closed floor plan feel more open. Nuss Construction Company, one of the top home improvement companies in the state, lists them below.
Minimal Furniture and Optimal Positioning
Avoid bulky furniture as these pieces can take up what limited space you have. If you’ve already bought new furniture, you can pick out moderately sized essentials, such as sofas and chairs, and store the rest in your attic or garage.
Of course, physical space isn’t the only thing that matters here; perception is equally important. In addition to bulky furniture, you should also avoid furniture that adds to visual clutter, such as coffee tables and ottomans. Placing your sofa and chairs along the wall can also make your living room look more spacious and less cluttered.
Increased Natural Lighting
Natural lighting can do more than just brighten the mood inside a house; it can also make a room feel bigger. To maximize natural lighting, install replacement windows with a bigger glass area.
A Consistent Aesthetic
A spacious room can feel cluttered if it’s filled with mismatched elements. It stands to reason then that maintaining a coherent aesthetic throughout the interior can make a room with limited space seem spacious.
The Minimalist Aesthetic
Of course, in the end, visual tricks won’t be able to fully hide the fact that the living space is just too small. In homes that don’t have enough space, decluttering may be the best option. Adopting a minimalist aesthetic can help maximize what little space they have.
If you want a different aesthetic, however, consult an experienced remodeler to find out the best way to maximize the space in your home.
Nuss Construction Company is a multi-award-winning contractor with more than 50 decades’ worth of experience in the industry. We offer home remodeling services as well as general roofing services. To schedule a consultation, call (856) 452-0551, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Medford, NJ.