Nothing makes a house feel smaller than a bunch of walls. It makes it feel like you live in a box, a box that is small and cutoff from the rest of the world. If your house is seriously lacking in openings to the outside world and is heavy on the walls, you don’t have to live with it. You can make changes to the outside walls of your home to make your house feel bigger than its square footage.
Feeling Bigger with a Patio Door
A large patio door installed in your home is one of the best ways to make your house feel larger than it really is. Now, we are talking a large, opening or gliding, patio door; we are not talking about installing a back door to the patio that happens to have a window in it.
The reason it needs to be a large patio door is that it creates a larger view to the outside from the inside of your home. This larger view makes it feel like your home continues out past the patio door, beyond the walls of the house, and just keeps going. We know logically that there is a door there where the inside of our home ends, but perspective overrides logic in this situation.
Windows Extend the Walls of Your Home
Windows don’t work as well as patio doors do to create the feeling of a larger home, but when you can’t get a patio door in they will do. Windows are also a great accompaniment to patio doors to create the feeling of the house being larger than it really is in multiple places around the home.
The best types of windows to use to make a home feel larger are, well, large windows. Windows like large picture windows give an unobstructed view to the outside of the home and act similar to a large patio door. The difference though, is that the window is up off the ground and the wall below the window and slightly above it interrupts the perspective of the house extending beyond that point. But is still makes the room feel a little bigger.
Another type of window that works like the large picture window is a long row of double-hung windows. This set up is extremely decorative and makes the inside of your house look good while at the same time making it look bigger.
For more window and patio door ideas to make your home look bigger contact us today.