Simple Ways To Visually Increase Your Home’s Square Footage

Just because your home has a small floor space doesn’t mean that it can’t look big. You can, in fact, make your home appear larger and more spacious than it really is with visual tricks. Handyman Connection of San Mateo discusses more.

Home’s Square Footage


Pick Larger Tiles

To visually increase your floor space, we recommend choosing floor tiles that are larger than the standard 12” size. It’s a simple visual trick that makes your floor appear larger than it seems thanks to the wider appearance of the larger tile size. You might actually end up saving more when you do this; larger tiles fill up more floor space, which means less tiles to purchase.

Replace Heavy Curtains with Vertical Blinds

Heavy curtains have this uncanny effect that makes your room appear stuffy due to their width, size, and shape. To free up some visual space, we suggest replacing your heavy closed curtains and draperies with vertical blinds and shutters. They are easier to operate and allow you better control of lighting. You’ll be amazed at how big a sunny and bright room can appear to be.

Strategically Install a Mirror

Try installing a large mirror in your living space to maximize and increase the effect of daylighting in your home. Make sure you install it in a strategic location so that the daylight entering the room will bounce off the mirror. This will cause the light to travel around the rest of your room, which would then make your room appear more spacious than it really is.

At Handyman Connection of San Mateo, our team is experienced at making small living spaces appear larger than they really are. We can also assist you in decluttering your home and freeing up some much needed space.  Fill out our form or give us a call at (650) 781-7400 for more information on our services.


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