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How to Make a Small House Seem Bigger

Do you live in a "cozy" home where you feel just a wee bit cramped and wish you had more room to stretch out? Want to know how to add value to your home and simply make more room without breaking the budget?

Instead of thinking of what you should do to the inside of your home, think about what you can do to the outside. Maximize your small home by leveraging your outdoor space; it will provide more value to your home and allow for you and your family to go from "cozy" to "comfortable."

We suggest one of two approaches: deck or patio.

Handyman building a new deck

A new or revitalized deck is a "must-have" in order to expand your home in the summer. A deck is essentially an expansion of your home from the inside out, and the outside in. If you already have a deck but are in need of deck repair or maintenance before use, Mr. Handyman can help.

If you're on a budget, the most "wallet-friendly" approach would be to pour a concrete patio. Once the patio is poured and completed, it will allow for you to add comfortable patio furniture, grill, and other outdoor accoutrement for your family to enjoy during these warmer months.

This article is part of the Deck Repair and Maintenance Series

Mr. Handyman can maintain your home to save you money. One call really does take care of everything on your to-do list. All Mr. Handyman franchises are Fully Insured with General Liability and Workers Compensation. Some services are subject to state and local licensing and may not be available in all locations. Make sure to stay on top of all your household repairs, improvements and maintenance needs and request service in your area.