Home Blog 3 Home Improvement Ideas For The Smaller Property

3 Home Improvement Ideas For The Smaller Property


3 home improvement ideas for smaller homes

If you’re of a certain age, you may have noticed that new-build homes in the UK over the last 40 years have gotten smaller. It’s absolutely true – they have decreased in size by 20%. 

Why have they become so much smaller? It’s all to do with housing developers wanting to build homes at a cheaper cost, and so that they can cram more of them into estates. 

It’s due to this that lots of householders find themselves short of space at home, possibly including yourself?

There’s only so much decluttering you can do before you have to figure out other ways of making your place feel and look more spacious. 

We know of a few ideas you could use for that purpose:

Hang up mirrors on walls

One of the best tricks in the book is to hang mirrors up on several of your walls, but you need the right form of mirrors and they need putting on display in the right places. 

Go with larger mirrors that have a minimal surround, instead of investing in lots of small mirrors and joining them all together. 

Where possible, install the mirrors near a window, and not near a ceiling’s edge, and so that the centre of them is at the height of an average-sized person.

Mirrors

Opt for a light colour scheme

To make a room feel brighter and roomier, it’s best to use a light colour scheme as it will help to reflect, not absorb, the natural light that travels into it. 

We appreciate that a brilliant finish will be too plain for some, so you could select an off-white colour instead for added warmth and to create the illusion of space. 

When painting your walls, ensure that you also continue with the paintbrush and apply the same finish to any trims, doors and the ceiling.

A colour pallette for an extension

Install bi-folding, French or patio doors

You’re missing a trick if you have a garden area, but don’t have a bi-folding, French or patio door that connects to it, as it would allow you to open out your house. 

Whenever you fully open these doors via a folding, sliding or pushing motion, they will unite your indoor and outdoor spaces and leave you with one large living room. 

They won’t even need to be ajar to fill your house with sunlight as bi-folds, French and patio doors each have slender frames and vast glazed sections.

A partly open bi-folding door

Would you like to proceed with the installation of one of these door styles? You need to speak to Hazlemere, or just request a FREE quote.


Read what's going on at Hazlemere

Why Grey Is Such An On-Trend Colour

Grey has been having a moment in the last few years, especially in the home improvement industry. Whether our customers are opting for concrete, pebble…

Read more

3 Ways Of Reducing The Threat Of Condensation Occurring

Condensation becomes an annoying problem for some householders at this time of the year - no-one wants their windows to look ugly in the mornings. …

Read more

Hazlemere Is A GGF Member - Why This Matters To You

It wouldn’t be unreasonable for you to feel a slight sense of nervousness when you invite a home improvement company to enhance your property as…

Read more
Request A Quote Request a brochure DESIGN YOUR NEW DOOR

© 2021 Hazlemere Window Company Ltd.

Credit is subject to status and affordability. Terms and conditions apply. Finance on windows & doors is available to a maximum loan value of £50,000 with zero deposit. Finance on conservatories is available to a maximum loan value of £30,000 with a 15% deposit. £1,000 minimum order value applies to all finance options. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Hazlemere Window Company Limited (VAT No. GB 135 5828 01) at Cressex Business Park, Wellington Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP12 3PR (Financial Services Registered No. 796507) is a credit broker and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit provided by Hitachi Personal Finance, a trading style of Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Registered No. 704348).