Ask the Experts: How to make a room look bigger with Paul Galvin, AQWA

Paul Galvin from AQWA explains how you can make a room look bigger. 

Making a room look bigger and more open is a challenge many homeowners face. There are, however, some strategies and techniques that can help a room feel larger and more inviting.

Rearranging furniture

It may sound obvious, but a simple rearrangement of furniture can go a long way when you’re looking to make a room feel more open. With the right approach, it’s possible to create a cosy and inviting space regardless of size. You may start by rearranging the items on the floor or go so far as to remove bulky cupboards and opt for wall shelves, allowing you to create a sense of openness in the space.

Adjusting lights

Some different ways to make a room appear bigger is by playing with lights. Natural light is best so, when possible, keep your curtains open and let the sunshine brighten up your room. If you don’t have access to natural light, try adding some lamps or overhead lighting to make the space feel brighter.

Removing doors or walls

Removing doors from their hinges will open the space and create a much-needed flow through your home. However, do consider which doors make the most sense to remove. Doors dividing the kitchen and dining room may be your best option. With this task, you’ll need the assistance of a skilled team, as removing doors can result in damaged frames.

When removing doors isn’t enough, there’s always the option of knocking down walls to create a bigger space. You could remove a wall connecting the kitchen and dining room to create one large space or if you’re in an apartment with a small second room, you could remove the walls of this room and then create a unique nook for your studies and workspace.

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