Tiny homes and minimalistic living have been in vogue lately, showing you proof that small spaces can actually be better than larger ones. But while this concept certainly has its merits, it is also important to note that part of your indoor comfort also lies in the amount of space you have (or perceive to have).
In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Phoenix — a local provider of quality doors and windows — shares some tips on how you can use windows to make a small space look and feel larger.
Let More Natural Light In
Natural light can easily trick you into seeing more space, so invite more natural light into your home. For some people, this could mean opening up their curtains or blinds and losing some of their privacy. But you don’t necessarily have to sacrifice your privacy in order to enjoy the benefits of natural light. You can use sheer drapes instead — this way, you can increase privacy without making your interior darker. You might also want to consider switching to bigger windows like bay and bow windows.
To make a room feel larger, experts suggest emphasizing the vertical dimensions of the space. This means opting for vertically focused window treatments instead of horizontal ones. You can also install drapes by hanging them from a rod above the window frame all the way down to the floor. You might also find adding a hinged French door or a sliding door helpful.
Get Rid of Blinds
In some cases, vertical window treatments can have the opposite effect and make a small space feel too cramped. If you’re dealing with this kind of issue, you might want to consider eliminating window treatments completely. Leave your windows bare and let their minimalist charm and natural light do the heavy lifting.
If you need sliding contemporary doors or windows, look no further than Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix. We offer a range of quality windows and doors that suit varying needs and home styles. Call us at (602) 562-1176 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Phoenix and Scottsdale.