Make More Space At Home

Make More Space At Home

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2020

Most people are looking for advice and information. These are unprecedented times, and it is essential to make informed decisions. It is crucial people follow guidelines and observe trusted news sources for up to date news.

Away from the primary health focus, it is vital people create an environment where they are safe, secure and comfortable. At Aspire Sales and Lettings, we have helped many vendors present their home in a way which appeals to buyers. Some of our work is focused on creating space and making homes feel bigger.

Of course, you don’t need to be in the process of selling your home to benefit from a house which feels larger. Right now, if you are spending a lot more time at home, you will be glad of anything which freshens up the property and helps you to feel more relaxed.

Therefore, we are pleased to offer tips on how to make more space at home.

Draw people’s eyes upwards

A handy tip to make a small room seem more significant is to draw people’s eyes upwards. Tips to achieve this include hanging plants or items from the ceiling or placing shelves high on the wall. A hanging plant will add a dash of vitality to your home and can add some purpose to your daily routine, making sure it is cared for.

Decluttering your home is always a great idea

We are keen to promote the benefits of decluttering at all times, but we believe there are significant benefits of decluttering your home right now. You are likely to have more free time, which is often a barrier to carrying out a project like this.

We also think many people are keen to find distractions in the current climate, and going through old items, and rekindling the memories they evoke, is an excellent use of your spare time. Also, when you eventually remove some of the things from your property, you will create a cleaner and more spacious environment.

It is also fair to say many people find cleaning and decluttering helps them focus. If you are looking for an activity that develops your calmness and well-being; this is an enormous task. An article on the Calm Moment website from earlier this year explains the reasons why decluttering is good for your mental health. The report draws on a study by UCLA’s Centre on Everyday Lives and Families (CELF) highlight a direct link between the stress hormone cortisol and clutter in the home.

Place barriers in open-plan spaces

While open-plan spaces are hugely appealing for many reasons, at times, they can be overwhelming. If you are currently working from home, setting up barriers will allow you to create a better balance between work-life and home-life.

Other quick tips to consider, if you can add them at this time, include:

  • Installing floor to ceiling storage allows you to utilise less floor space
  • Adding a mirror to a room can create a sense of space
  • Try to enable as much natural light into your property as possible
  • If you plan on redecorating, opt for light colours

When you are looking for specialist support in selling or letting, choose a local agent who listens to their clients carefully and who takes pride in providing the utmost in customer care. We appreciate these are challenging times, but if you have any property market questions, please feel free to contact Aspire Sales and Lettings, and we will do our best to assist you.