What is Home Improvement?

Basically, home improvement or what better known as home renovation, is a simple process of making additions and repairs to your home in order to improve and strengthen its structure as well as appearance, thus making it truly one of a kind.


Tips for Designing a Room to Make It Look Bigger

Interior design experts are constantly talking about their ability to make a room look larger. However, their secrets are not often that difficult for a homeowner to do on their own. Enhancing a small space and making it look significantly larger can be accomplished easily by following the 5 tips that you will find below. These suggestions are practical and even inexpensive. Small rooms can make a home feel cluttered and closed in but by opening up the space and making the room look bigger, it will have a homely and inviting feel.

1 - Repaint the room with light colors

Light colors brighten up a room and make the room look and feel bigger. The easiest way to transform a room into a large attractive space is to paint the walls and ceiling. The walls should be focused around light colors with an even lighter color for the ceiling. Good color choices include light greens, browns and tans. It's a good idea to stick with neutral colors so that the space isn't too overwhelming. Often times, if you go too bright with your color choices, it will overtake the environment and negatively affect the space.

2 - Downsize your furniture and pick the right colors

If you try to cramp large furniture into a small space, it's going to make the room feel small and cluttered. Instead, find comfortable furniture that appeals to you but is smaller than what you had before. It's also a good idea to find furniture that is lighter in color. Dark furniture such as dark browns or blacks can make a room feel cramped and confined. By downsizing and picking the right colors for your furniture, you can transform the space and make it feel open and welcoming.

3 - Place large sized mirrors on the wall

Have you ever walked into a business and seen a large sized mirror on the wall? Mirrors can add a third dimension to a room and provide the appearance that the room is larger than it really is. Often times, mirrors create the illusion that the room extends beyond the wall, even though you are really just seeing the reflection of what is in front of the mirror. Nevertheless, mirrors can quickly make a room look bigger and it's easy to accomplish. A mirror is not a very expensive item and you can purchase one at any local store. Try to choose a mirror with a discrete frame. If the frame is too bulky and noticeable, it will define the mirror and take away from its enlargement capability.

4 - Brighten up the room by adding more lighting

The brighter a room is - the larger the room appears. If you can add more lighting, particularly overhead lighting, you can make a room look and feel much bigger. Lighting even improves how comfortable and homely the room feels, which can create a welcoming environment that your guests will love. Better yet, lighting is inexpensive so it won't break the bank. By shopping at your local hardware store or online, you can find discount lighting options that are marked down from their retail price.

5 - De-clutter the room and limit accessories

Having too many objects in a room will make it look cluttered and uninviting. By de-cluttering the room, you can greatly improve the aesthetics of the environment. This will open up the space and make it look bigger. If you are constantly purchasing small knickknacks and it's starting to overwhelm the space, it's time to throw some of those items away or find a new location for them. De-cluttering is essential if you want the room to feel clean and orderly.

Author Bio: Lary Smith works for RoofRepair one of the top roofing contractors in the Northern Virginia Area.


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