One of the biggest trends in modern home design is to create an open floorplan from your current blocked off spaces. Many remodeling shows on TV highlight the ease in which a person can knock down a few walls to transform a separated space into one cohesive living space. The unfortunate reality is that knocking down walls can be both expensive and complicated, and if your walls have important electrical, HVAC, or plumbing lines running through them, knocking down a wall might not even be a possibility. So if you have smaller spaces, how can you bring light, air, and space into these confined spaces? If you are looking for expert advice to make your spaces feel spacious, or are looking for help in creating beautifully designed spaces, contact our expert team here at Hantel Kitchens & Baths today.
A great way to make the most of a smaller space is by utilizing larger tiles for flooring or backsplash. Unifying these large tiles so that they cover a large amount of your space can make your results even more dramatic. Large tiles can be aligned in a number of different ways, and you can even intersperse patterns and smaller mosaic styles to bring nuance and elegance to your smaller space.
Many bathroom remodels struggle with the limitation of a confined space. Half bathrooms and powder rooms specifically deal with the struggle of space since many homebuilders will put half bathrooms in any remaining space in an attempt to raise the value of a home. Our team recently has been working on a bathroom remodel where we turned a 12 square foot powder room into a full bathroom. By utilizing this small space wisely and by utilizing larger tiles, we were able to open this space up and make it feel much more airy.
Utilize A Single, Light Color
One of the easiest ways to bring light and the feeling of space to your smaller rooms is to simply choose the right color. Darker colors can be extremely eye-catching and work well on accent walls in large rooms, but in smaller spaces, dark colors can make your space feel much more confined. This is why you see so many bathrooms and smaller spaces with a white, cream, or bright color scheme. You can further increase the illusion of space and the overall aesthetic appeal of your small space by choosing one color as your theme and basing your space around that one color.
Once you have selected your thematic color, you can pick out cabinetry and hardware that compliment your color scheme. Silver cabinet hardware is very popular currently, but certain color schemes can lend themselves to gold, rose gold, and even wooden hardware.
You don’t have to do an expensive floor plan shuffle in your home to make the most out of your small spaces. Simply by choosing the right colors and materials, you can give your small spaces a feeling of space and airiness that you never thought possible. If you would like to learn more about the remodeling process or want to work with an interior designer to bring your existing space to life, contact our expert team here at Hantel Kitchens & Baths today!