Most people would love to have more space in their homes. That’s not always possible, of course, but it can be nice to imagine the possibilities. Short of using a sledgehammer to knock down walls, you will have to get creative to change the dimensions of your room. The good news is that there are ways to visually, if not physically, increase the size of the rooms in your residence. Portland, OR replacement windows are but one option. These options will be cheaper than an all-out renovation. Check them out and see if they work for you.
One way you can make your small room appear to be bigger is by getting replacement windows — but not just any replacement windows. What you’ll need are larger windows than you have installed in your home at present. Larger windows that extend wider and higher will visually increase the size of the room as well as let in more natural light. Ask a replacement window retailer about options for using windows to visually make rooms appear to be bigger.
Nothing will make a room feel smaller more than clutter. So your first order of business should be to get rid of the clutter. That might mean throwing stuff out, finding other places to store them, selling things you don’t need, or doing something else. But if you have a small room, clutter will make it feel even smaller. Sometimes less is more. This is especially the case as it relates to making a smaller room look bigger visually.’
Keep Floor in View
Did you know that you can make a room appear to be bigger by making the floor space visible? This means that you want to ensure that you can see as much of the floor as possible in the room. One way you can do this is to remove stuff that take up space but that don’t offer much by the way of value. Another thing you can do is to ensure that any furniture — bed or sofa, for instance — has legs. This will allow you to see the floor, which will make the room appear to be bigger. Things that rest directly on the floor will look particularly large as they will swallow up large sections of the floor space.
On the placement front, try not to place furniture directly against the wall. This means that you should place a desk or bookcase, for instance, a little bit away from the wall so that the room feels roomier.
As you can see, there are numerous things you can do to make rooms appear to be larger than they really are. Are you interested in getting Portland, OR replacement windows? Larger windows will benefit any room in your home, so call us at Kemp’s Windows Inc. to explore your options. Dial (503) 659-7587 to speak to one of our sales associates. You can also visit our showroom at 16107 SE McLoughlin Blvd Portland, OR 97267. We’re fully bonded, licensed, and insured in both Oregon and Washington. We also install what we sell, and our installers are AAMA certified.