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3 Clever Home Improvement Ideas For A Smaller Home

3 home improvement ideas for smaller homes

It’s rare that you will ever hear someone complaining that their house is too big inside. What you will hear a lot is people complaining that their home interior is too small.

One of the biggest reasons why this is the case is because new-build homes in this country have decreased in size by 20% over the last 40 years, and millions of people live in these homes. 

You might be one of them and wondering what you can do to resolve the situation. 

A few tricks here and there should sort it and make your place feel suitably spacious:

Adding mirrors to walls

This idea won’t cost you much and will just involve putting up mirrors in those rooms that are particularly small. They need to be the right kind of mirrors and added to the right areas. 

Buy mirrors that are quite large with a small frame, instead of making the mistake of investing in lots of small mirrors, and try and position them near a window. 

The height of the mirrors needs to be precise too. The centre of them should sit at the eye-level of an average-sized person.


Light colours

Exploit the natural light that you get coming into certain rooms by reflecting it with a light colour scheme. 

You could repaint your walls in a brilliant white finish or an off-white shade, and incorporate new soft furnishings in either or a similar colour. 

It’s not just the walls that should receive your attention when repainting. You want to also repaint any trims, doors and the ceiling for maximum impact and to take full advantage of the sun.

A colour pallette for an extension

Install bi-folding, French or patio doors

Could you possibly open your house into the garden, when the weather allows you to? To do this, you just need to get a bi-folding, French or patio door integrated into your rear wall. 

Each time that you create a full opening with these doors you will unite your indoor and outdoor settings, giving you one large living area that feels anything but tight. 

On those days when they need to be kept shut, the presence of the large glazed sections within the doors will guarantee to flood your interior with natural light.

A partly open bi-folding door

We offer some of the most impressive bi-folding, French and patio doors in the industry, if you have an interest in getting them put into your home. Request a FREE quote for any of these three door solutions.

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