Residential Drafting Service in Penshurst: Small space big ideas Part 2
So in the last blog article, we've shared 2 tips on how to make a small space appears bigger..
This time, we'll follow on the 3 other tips!
Use polished flooring
Polished floor, especially white floors continue to increase the visual illusion of increased space with its reflective properties. By reflecting light back into the room the space is given a lighter, airier feel. Ideal for kitchens and open-living spaces, polished flooring can easily be installed so that it reaches from wall to wall. This will create a sense of continuity and expanse for the eye. To section off areas like the main living area incorporate stylish rugs in light colours. If you want to close off an area Fiona advises that sliding doors are a great way to save on space and keep kitchen mess out of sight.
Keep it simple
In a small space simplicity is beauty. For all finishes use light and neutral colours says Fiona. “If you use a feature colour it makes a room feel darker and smaller. These will also date faster as trends pass,” she adds.
To add a splash of colour, or current trend, go for soft furnishings that can be replaced when no longer relevant. Think pendant lights, throws, rugs and cushions to add some flair and personality.
Invest in the bathroom
An often overlooked yet important area of the home is the bathroom. This point could not be truer when it comes to smaller homes like granny flats. Despite space being limited and only featuring the essentials, toilet shower and vanity, there are several ways to enhance the space and make it a driving force for those who want to rent out their granny flat.
“Make it modern and incorporate sustainable timber – this will grab the attention of possible renters,” says Fiona. “Design little powder room areas and add plenty of mirrors.” Mirrors will continue the theme of reflective light for an airy space.