Buying a home is an expensive investment, which is why many buyers can’t always afford the exact home they want. Instead of large rooms with huge windows, you may have small rooms that look cramped. Luckily, there are many ways you can make rooms look bigger, especially when you use mirrors. Check out these four tips for using mirrors to make your home look bigger.
1. Cover the Wall
If you have a blank wall, consider covering it with mirrors. Big mirrors can be a creative way to add style and the illusion of space. Of course, big mirrors are expensive, but luckily, you can create the same illusion by using a lot of smaller mirrors. One option is to choose small mirrors with frames, which can mimic walls covered in pictures.
Even these smaller mirrors can become expensive, so other homeowners choose mirror tiles. These can be placed together just like ceramic floor tiles to create a big, decorative mirror at a fraction of the cost of a big, elaborate mirror. Whichever option you choose, however, the reflection from the many mirrors (or one big mirror) will make the room appear more open.
2. Use Mirrors in the Kitchen
The kitchen is one of the most important areas of the home because people spend so much time in there. For this reason, many homeowners focus on improving their kitchen, especially if they want to sell the house. Whether you’re trying to attract buyers or you just want your kitchen to look bigger, adding mirrors to various locations in the kitchen can go a long way.
Consider putting a mirror behind the stove. Instead of staring at the wall while you cook, the mirrors will reflect whatever is behind you to emphasize the details of the kitchen. A mirror will also make it look like you have more room instead of the stove being pushed up against the wall. Other homeowners choose mirror backsplashes or even mirrored cabinets or countertops to help spread light, which can also make the room seem larger.
3. Use Rectangular Mirrors
If you are concerned about low ceilings, consider incorporating tall mirrors into your home. A floor length mirror can pull your gaze upward, which makes the room seem taller. Of course, even if you already have tall ceilings, tall mirrors can make them look even higher, which may boost appeal to buyers.
If you want to make the room look longer, use horizontal mirrors. If you don’t want to buy one large mirror, you can also use mirrored tiles to achieve the same effect.
4. Make a Window
If you feel like you have too many mirrors in your home, consider making one look like a window. By placing the mirror correctly, you can even use the mirror to create more light in the room like a window would. This is also a great idea in rooms that would be better suited with multiple windows instead of one.
While you can make a standard mirror look like a window by simply adding a frame, a handful of smaller mirrors can also be used, but you may have to cut them to size, depending on how you want the fake window to look (square, curved, etc.).
You don’t need to completely remodel your home just to make it appear bigger. Inexpensive changes like installing a few mirrors can do a lot to make rooms look bigger and brighter. If you would like to know more about using mirrors in your home for décor or to make the house look bigger, contact us at Martin Glass Co. today.