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4 additions for your townhouse floor plan to make it seem larger - 8 Jul, 2021



Townhouses can be small spaces that have a lot of potential. A townhouse is a multi-floor home that shares one wall with another property, essentially making it half the size of a single family home in some cases. Though townhouses have this decreased space, our ES Design team can cleverly develop your floor plan to ensure that your space is maximised and that it, overall, appears larger.


Many homeowners make the mistake of waiting until their home is built to then attempt to make their home appear larger. When this happens, they are limited to furnishings and decor. Furnishings and decor can be effective at making your home seem more spacious, however, when you have the advantage of designing and constructing your townhouse, you should capitalise on it with the help of our team.

 

Why making your townhouse’s space appear larger are important

 

Clients often approach us to design their townhouse floor plan with the intention of us helping them to determine what they need from their home. While our team is certainly skilled in helping clients achieve this, we can also advise clients on the best ways to make your space appear larger.

Ensuring that your townhouse floor plan’s space is maximised has a lot more to do with just being comfortable. Here are 4 reasons why:

  • Higher renter appeal

  • Allows for a much cleaner and organised space

  • Increases rental/sale price (if it’s an investment property)

  • Facilitates more modern interior design


Let’s now take a look at 5 additions our team can add to your townhouse floor plan to make it appear larger.

 

4 elements ES Design can add to your townhouse floor plan to make your space appear larger


Raised ceiling


Often, many people don’t think about extending vertically, instead, they extend horizontally. While horizontal extensions can certainly increase the physical size of your home, it is prone to clutter and ineffective layouts which results in the opposite intended effect.
By extending upwards through raised ceilings, clutter cannot be formed and you are left with the illusion of a spacious townhouse.

Large windows

Many townhouses suffer from poorly lit spaces which in turn make rooms seem a lot smaller than they actually are. To avoid this, our team highly recommends including large windows which are positioned either East or West to capitalise on the sun’s setting or rising. Specifically, we advise that they are placed in open rooms that will benefit from the most light and that are frequented by the residents (e.g. living room or kitchen).

This doesn’t just give you an excellent view every morning or evening, but it also ensures that dark corners of the room are illuminated. By placing the windows in open, highly visible areas, you give the sunlight the best chance of reflecting and shining light around the property.

Open floor plan

Open floor space is a common technique used by many designers to make homes appear larger and more breathable. By eliminating useless walls and stopping the flow of the room from being interrupted by single-use, closed-off rooms, the space is seen as a whole rather than a cluster of spaces. For an open floor plan, we recommend multi-use, merged rooms to protect the fluidity of the space. An example of this would be merging the kitchen with the dining room to create one open room fit for both cooking and dining.

This doesn’t just give you an excellent view every morning or evening, but it also ensures that dark corners of the room are illuminated. By placing the windows in open, highly visible areas, you give the sunlight the best chance of reflecting and shining light around the property.

Wide doors

Though open floor plans are the goal, rooms such as bathrooms, bedrooms and offices demand a door for privacy at times. While this is unavoidable, wide doors make it possible to keep the open floor plan as much as possible, when privacy is not needed. Swinging doors also take up a lot of unnecessary space when they are open, ruining the flow of movement and the appearance of the space. In addition to a wide door, we highly recommend a sliding door, to avoid the disruption caused by a swinging door.

At ES Design, our team works with you to design your townhouse floor plan, ensuring that you ultimately get exactly what you want from it. While we know that space, as well as the appearance of space, are important for attraction and aesthetic, we also know that its practicality and functionality are a priority. For this reason, our team will collaborate with you and other parties to ensure that your townhouse meets every need and want you may have.
We understand that townhouse properties don’t just require professionalism and expertise, but also the collaboration with our clients so that we can execute plans and designs that perfectly