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3 Home Improvement Ideas That Are Perfect For A Small Home

3 home improvement ideas for smaller homes

Do you feel squeezed into your home? You certainly won’t be the only householder who feels like that as new-build properties over the last 40 years have shrunk by around 20%. 

It’s easy to understand why they’ve become so small as it enables developers to build more of them and at a low cost. 

Maybe it’s not a new-build that’s your problem and you’re just finding space harder and harder to come by. 

Whatever the situation, there are ways of making your house feel larger, and it doesn’t just involve decluttering. 

Here are three great tricks of the trade:

Using mirrors

One of the best ‘space-enhancing’ tips is to use mirrors around the house, putting them in the right areas and making sure you hang the right kind of mirrors. 

You want to place your mirrors close to a window, if possible, and opt for bigger mirrors with a small surround, rather than lots of small mirrors. 

Position any mirror so that the centre of it is at the eye-level of a person of average height.


Light-coloured finishes

To reflect the natural light that enters into your rooms, it’s always best to use a lighter colour scheme on the walls or in any soft furnishings. White would be the natural choice. 

Of course, some rooms will receive more light than others. Those that are slightly dark, but still collect sunlight would be better finished in a darker shade to reflect the light in a similar fashion. 

If repainting walls in white or black, apply the finish to the ceiling, trims and doors too.

A colour pallette for an extension

Installing bi-folds, French or patio doors

Could you extend your home into the garden? By that we mean would it be possible to connect your indoor setting with the outdoors with the addition of a bi-fold, French or patio door? 

You can do just that by opening, sliding or folding the door open, and with that will come a flooding of natural light into your interior, leaving it feeling wonderfully spacious. 

Kept in a closed position, these doors will still help to invite the sun in as glass makes up the majority of their design and they have very little framework.

A partly open bi-folding door

James Oliver could quote you for a bi-folding, French or patio door, and will do so FREE of charge. Request one here.

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