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.


Small Living Concept

Small condos and apartments usually do not come with the luxury of space to fit in large pieces of furniture and rooms can easily get cramped or congested. Luckily, this is just a minor design challenge for homeowners and they can be solved just by using some simple tricks or solutions. From getting the right furniture and arrangement to the lighting and color for your home, all these things can make even the smallest room clutter free yet spacious at the same time.

Choose smaller furniture or consider units that are tall rather than wide in structure. For instance, you can choose a two-seater sofa with open legs and arms which is a much space saving design than those with hidden legs and arms sofas. Multi purpose furniture with additional storage compartments can let you store items leaving confined space less messy.

Good lighting and mirror placements can open up a small area effectively. Use lighting fixtures that point upwards to make the ceiling look higher and try eliminating any highly visible shadows. Then you can create an illusion using mirrors from your cabinet or floor to ceiling mirrors to bounce light into the room. The more lit up the room, the bigger it may appear.

Picking the right paint color for your condo or apartment is very basic yet it should not be taken lightly. Since the available space is small, select natural and lighter shades such as lilac, gray, blue, green and peach instead of dark and heavy colors. If several rooms in your home are combined together for example like a merged living room, bedroom and kitchen, try dividing them by painting different colors in each area.

Besides that, you can also use up some wall space to place shelves and hooks to hold objects rather than leaving them around the house. The flow or pattern of your walkway is important too, so think about it before arranging any furniture. Furniture store and interior design magazine is where homeowners can get some concept on how to plan their floor layout and a good place to look for condo furniture that can fit in well.


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