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Simple Suggestions For Making Your Bungalow Appear Larger
12 Jun 2015

Simple Suggestions For Making Your Bungalow Appear Larger

There are many reasons someone might want to live in a bungalow. First of all, they are on one level, and that means it is easier for people with health conditions to keep their independence.

Secondly, they are considered desirable at the current time. That is because there are many companies out there creating luxurious custom designs. That means it is easy to get hold of one that has been made specifically with your requirements in mind.

You’ll find the best bungalow house plans by searching online. With a bit of luck, viewing them should help you to see that bungalows are no longer just for older people. Many young folks have been buying them for the last couple of years in the US. The only issue is that some of the older ones are a little smaller than you might expect. With that in mind, we’ve published some simple decoration tips that will help to make the space appear larger.

  • Use light colors throughout

While you might be tempted to create a cozy atmosphere in your lounge, darker shades will only make the room appear smaller. You need to stick to only light colors throughout the entire building. That is especially the case if you’re trying to make it look more spacious. Neutral shades are often the best, but that doesn’t mean you have to paint everything in Magnolia. There are some very attractive blue and green tones available that are becoming popular this year. Just use your head and apply some creativity.

  • Add mirrors in the bedroom

When creating an attractive bedroom design for your bungalow, it makes sense to use as many mirrors as possible. You don’t have to spend thousands though. You can simply get hold of some cheap flat mirrors that can be fitted to the outside of your wardrobe doors. They aren’t going to look particularly luxurious, but they will make your room appear much bigger. Those of you who are confident enough with your DIY skills might even consider fitting some to the ceiling. However, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out what could go wrong with that idea. So, only do that if you are 100% certain you can perform the job safely.

  • Install a big patio door

Opening your home up to the garden is a fantastic way of bringing the outdoors inside. It will also make your lounge seem far more spacious. Ideally, you want doors that can be opened easily and that are as wide as possible. You should notice a significant improvement, even when the doors are closed. That is because you are letting a lot more light into the space. As you have no upper floor, you could even install a skylight if you feel it would be appropriate. You could spend your evenings sitting on the sofa and gazing at the stars.

We hope you have gained some inspiration from this post, and that you will aim to make the most out of your bungalow this year. Some of the ideas we’ve just listed might require a decent amount of investment. However, we guarantee you will be thrilled with the results once everything has been completed. Also, they could add some value to the property.

Lan An

Lan An is a professional editor in the field of architecture and interior design. Having a strong desire for architecture and design in her writing career, Lan An attempts to provide readers the most wonderful architectural news and projects.

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