How To Make Small Spaces Look Bigger in East Norwich

Center Island Contracting design experts can turn your living space into a beautiful, functional space to live, no matter the size of the space you’re working with. If there are rooms in your home that lack in space, we can work our design magic to make the room appear larger than it really is.

Smaller spaces are much easier to maintain; easier to clean, design and keep organized. With our professional tips, you won’t even miss the square footage the space might lack.

Below are our tips to creating an illusion of more space in small spaces.

Proportional Furniture

Overcrowding the space with bulky furniture will make the room look cramped. Instead, leave open space between smaller, low to the ground furniture to create the illusion of more space.

Neutral Colors

It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book. Neutral colored paint, especially white paint, will open up the room and make it appear larger. Use white paint on the walls and the ceiling, then use textured accents to warm up the space so it doesn’t feel too sterile.


The reflective properties of mirrors can open up even the smallest spaces. Mirrors reflect light, which acts as an illusion to make the room feel more spacious and brighter.

Eliminate Drapes

Heavy fabrics, especially drapes, can overwhelm a small space and swallow it whole. There are other ways of achieving privacy, such as shutters or blinds. A small space should have as little clutter as possible and eliminating the drapes is a good place to start.

Keep It Simple

Keep small spaces simpler, with little clutter and a designated spot for every item. Use lightweight fabrics like linen, use smaller furniture that fits proportionally into the space, and don’t go too heavy on design aspects like color and prints. Keep it simple with neutrals and watch your space open up right before your eyes.

Center Island Contracting is the best contractor on Long Island for home remodels on the north shore of Nassau county in towns like Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho, etc. Our qualified professional new home construction management team is here to help you renovate the home of your dreams. With the knowledge about local and New York State laws, our staff can answer all your questions and streamline the entire process. Email us or call (516) 481-4707.

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