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Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!

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Tips for Making Your Custom Home Look Spacious with Flooring

Ethan Burton

For a majority of homeowners constructing a custom home, space is one of their main priorities. The more spacious your rooms are, the larger the house feels. Nevertheless, if you have a modest budget, chances are you may not have the flexibility to increase the square footage of your custom home. But this does not mean that your new house has to feel cramped either. In addition to limiting the clutter in the house and incorporating large windows that will bolster the natural light in your custom home, you can also create the illusion of extra square footage through your flooring. Here is a brief list of handy tips to making your custom home look spacious via your flooring choices.

Diagonal installation of the flooring supplies

Irrespective of your choice of flooring materials, be they planks of hardwood timber or square tiles, you should instruct your custom home builders to install them diagonally. When the flooring supplies are running diagonally to the furthest wall of the room, it draws the eye to that direction. This means that anybody who walks into the space will experience the illusion of the room being bigger than it truly is. And since this trick can be employed in every room in your custom home, there is an overall sense of the entire house being bigger than average.

Combine different sized tiles or planks

Another trick for devising the feel of enhanced space in your custom home is to use different-sized tiles or boards for your flooring. Most homeowners gravitate toward similarly sized flooring supplies under the assumption that they will promote continuity. However, since the tiles are all the same size, they do not break your eye's line of sight. Hence, the entire room is perceived to be small. A better option is to use tiles or planks that are both large and small. This pattern forces the eye to focus on one part of the flooring at a time, which makes the room seem large. You can even take this a notch higher by going for a Versailles pattern, which utilises a trio of varying sizes and has the smaller tiles installed on the sides of elongated ones.

Employ one type of flooring material

Mixing and matching flooring supplies in the different rooms of your home may add variety to your space, but this also has the potential to make the house appear small. Rather than buying different supplies, it is advisable to use one material throughout the entire home. However, take note that since all flooring supplies will not withstand wet rooms, it best to choose elements that can thrive in any environment. For instance, sealed natural stone is a functional and appealing flooring supply that will do well in any room in your custom home.


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