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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Property spatial awareness

How to make your home look bigger without pushing the walls back…

The property particulars put together by your estate agent will no doubt have the square footage of your home there, in black and white, for all prospective buyers to see. But no matter how diminutive your property, you can create an illusion of larger rooms and reduce those figures to mere numbers on a page.

1. Let natural light stream in: throw open curtains and raise blinds.
2. Increase the efficacy of doing this by ensuring window panes are sparkling clean.
3. Employ every interior designer’s favourite trick – mirrors. Cunningly hung opposite windows or other mirrors, they will maximize a sense of light, airy spaciousness.
4. If procrastination is the thief of time, then clutter is the thief of space. A room with positively enormous dimensions will still seem smaller if it is chockablock full of … stuff. Pare your possessions right down to ensure that what prospective buyers see is the room, not evidence of the fact that you spent a year travelling through South America as a student.
5. Pay attention to the dimensions of your furniture in comparison to the room it inhabits. Grand dining room furniture in a small dining space will simply look too big, thus in turn making the room look too small.
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