Tips for renovating a small space

Your home doesn’t have to look and feel like a shoe closet just because it’s small. There are ways to turn it into your dream house by adopting these few tips when you go about renovating it.

Prioritize functionality

While it may be tempting to put in all your favorite furniture or decor into a particular space, having a logical layout is the approach you should take. How you wish to use the rooms also determines what design to go for. Do you like entertaining guests, or would you rather your home feel like a sanctuary? Knowing what items are best suited for you preference makes navigating and utilization of the space effortless. If you’re looking to have more people in your house, an open plan will work well. Those preferring an office to do small business deduction CRA work, or a room they can do their reading and meditation, would opt for dividers to give the illusion of two rooms.


Part of having a functional space in a small house is having plenty of storage space almost anywhere. Consider putting shelves for decorations or other items in corners, having drawers under the couch or beds and having bookshelves in the main room. Furniture that comes with storage space helps you store away non-essentials and keep room clutter free.

Keep it simple

To have a room and hallways feeling spacious, avoid having furniture and decoration that makes a place feel overcrowded. Opt for sleeker designs too. Another way to maintain simplicity is to ask if it’s useful and if you like it. If the answer is not, it probably shouldn’t be there.

Have more light

A trick to making any room specious is adding more light. Having lower windows or changing the window treatment to something that allows in more light gets the desired goal met. You can also use artificial lighting to achieve the same effect. Ceiling lights and wall lamps add to the effect.

Tip: dark colors on walls make a room look small. Off-white or a variant of the same gives the illusion that the place is much larger than it is.

Negative space

Though limited on square footage, it’s important to have areas not occupied by any furniture or any design aspect. It adds balance to a room and makes existing articles more prominent. It equally adds calmness and flow, not to mention making the room feel less cramped.