Homebuyers are looking for open and spacious interiors where they can move easily from room to room.
If you’re buying or selling a home with lots of walls, is it worth it to do a complete remodel?
Although you’ll still have walls to contend with, there are a few tricks expert designers use to create the illusion of open space.
How to Make Your Home Appear More Open
Create a Half-Wall or Opening
If you have a non-load bearing wall that connects the kitchen to the family room, why not create a half wall or opening? A partial wall will open the space between these two rooms so you don’t miss a thing while you’re preparing dinner. You could even make this half wall into an eating space by adding some counter height chairs. Adding an interior window to a dividing wall will help break up the boxed in feeling and allow you to watch television while dicing onions.
Serve Up an Eat-in Kitchen
No matter the size of your home, the kitchen is where all the action takes place. The kitchen is no longer just for food—it also serves as the family command center and social area. If you’re fortunate enough to have a large kitchen—bring the eating area in. This could be as simple as adding a table and chairs or utilizing a kitchen island as a breakfast bar. Unless you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner—there is no solid reason to have a separate dining room.
Lighten Things Up
Dark rooms can make you feel claustrophobic. A fresh coat of light paint can make your living space feel more open. Something as simple as opening curtains and letting natural light flow in will also help your rooms appear larger.
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