Simple strategies to make your house feel bigger

    In the next couple of months, thousands of people will be looking to buy a house in Charlotte, as activity in the market is expected to pick up markedly. The buying process can be strenuous, and the work doesn't stop after people move in, as improvement projects and remodels are necessary to sustain or boost the value of a house. The following are some tips you can use to make your home feel bigger:

    • Make use of all rooms – According to U.S. News & World Report, homeowners often don't use rooms that they can't see. That said, to make your home feel bigger, you may want to consider opening your house up. This could be as simple as taking down a wall between the kitchen and dining room to make it feel more open. If you can see the dining room from where you're cooking dinner, chances are you'll be more likely to eat there as opposed to the family room or another area of the home. In certain spaces, walls can't be opened completely. It is then recommended to use interior windows, as this simple project could help make your home feel bigger. 
    • Don't have a guest room – People often feel as though they need to have a guest room in their house for anyone who comes and visits. But, this takes up an entire room in your home, and is often rarely used. CNN Money said if you want to have a guest room, make it a multi-purpose one. Instead of a bed, consider a futon, and you could turn the guest room into a game room as well. Another potential use for this area of the house is a home office. Multiple uses for different rooms is a great way to make your home feel bigger. 
    • Finish non-living spaces – If you want to make your home larger, finishing non-living spaces is a good move. One area to look at is the basement, as finishing this part of your house can add a lot of square footage, which translates into value. Two great uses for a basement include a kids playroom or second living area. You may also want to look into finishing the attic and using it for more than just storage. Attics could be a great place for another bedroom, which can add value as you can list another bedroom when selling in the future. 

    No matter what type of project you're considering, it is important to do it the right way. For this reason, you may want to enlist the help of experts. 

    Interested in learning more about effective and attractive upgrades you could make to your house? Consider contacting any of the real estate professionals employed at Lodestone Real Estate. As one of the most trusted authorities in Charlotte housing sector, this firm boasts an expansive workforce and long list of satisfied clients.

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