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  • Michael T. Berger, MBA

11 Smart Ways To Transform Your Small Space Into Something Bigger

If you live in a small home or have small spaces, chances are you’ll be looking for smart ways to make your small living area look...well, not so small. From rooms that can barely accommodate your bed to a living space that has to house your TV set, office home, reading and even dining area, fitting all this into a small space isn't a stroll in the park. But what if I told you there are smart ways you can leverage to make the most out of your small space? I’m sure you’ll be interested. Without further ado, here is how to make your small space look bigger and increasingly functional too.

Leverage Drapes

Don’t you love drapes in a room? They add some charming and inviting sensation to a room. However, drapes can also make your small space look bigger! Yes, you heard me right. Here is the trick. Before settling for any drape, make sure they are the same color as your wall. Also, you will want to go for a sheer drape, this transforms your living space in no small measure.

Natural Lights Are Everything

Think natural lights are only good for illumination? They do much more than sprucing and illuminating your living space. With natural light, you can open up your living space.

Choose Your Sofas Wisely

Yes, you’ll love to have a sofa in your small space. However, you will have to be smart about it. Trust me, you don’t want to settle for sofa or armchair that occupies half of your living room. To this end, settling for a sofa or armchair with raised legs seems like a smart decision. Using this creates a sense of light and space.

Leverage Cabinets And Cupboards

If you really want to transform your small space into something fairly larger, then you’ll have to start leveraging cabinets and cupboards. Instead of leaving your books and shoes lying around the house, you can easily get them into a cupboard, cabinet or rack. This will give you some extra space to house other important items.

De-Clutter Now And Then

We all have items we don’t make use of for 6 months to maybe a year. Trust me, these things occupy space. And for someone looking to transform their small space to something fairly larger, you don’t need all of these unimportant items taking up space that would have been used to house other items. Your best bet would be to de-clutter relentlessly; items you don’t use frequently should either be given away or sold.

Chose Rugs And Fabrics Carefully

Besides sprucing up your living space, fabrics and rugs have the potential to make your living space look bigger. To this end, you’ll want to go for rugs and fabrics with small fine prints and colors. Their unified colors help to visually expand a small room.

Go For Multifunctional Furniture

For people looking to make their small space look bigger, going for multifunctional furniture is a great idea. Multifunctional furniture like ottomans double as a coffee table and extra seating.

Mirrors Are A Must

Mirrors are a must have for anyone looking to not only spruce up their living space but make it look larger. The reflection from mirrors makes a room look bigger.

Install Wall To Wall Bookcase

Installing a wall to wall bookcase does magic to your living space. Yes, it makes it look charming and breathtaking. But more than this, wall to wall bookcase provide extra space where you can store some of your cherished items and gives the appearance of a higher ceiling.

Invest In Furniture That Can Be Folded

Foldable furniture pieces are perfect for people who want to make their space look larger. With foldable furniture, you can quickly create extra space if needed. Fold and wheel away when these pieces are not in use.

Small Dining Table

Of course, you’ll need a dining table, however make sure you go for a dining table that is small and occupies less space. A perfect fit is a dining table with a removable drop. This helps you make the most of your small space.

Making your small space look bigger has never been easier. With the above tips, you can finally have a space that not only fits your lifestyle but is large enough to house your belongings.

When you are ready for a larger pad or (ironically) looking to downsize, simply give Gina or Michael of Kuper Sotheby's International Realty a call at 210.828.4000. Thanks!

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