5 Hacks to Visually Enlarge Your Small Space

Hands up if you are one of those people who live in small spaces! Have you ever feel that your walls are already closing in on you? Like you don’t have any space available for you to freely roam around your home? Well, fret not! You are not alone! Yes, there are actually a lot of homeowners who share the same sentiments as you do.

However, just because you have a small home, you can’t do anything about it anymore. Generally, it doesn’t matter if you live in house and lot for sale Philippines (Cavite specifically) visually enlarging your small space is within your reach.

Thinking about what and what not to do when it comes to improving the interior design of your home can sometimes be daunting and challenging. Of course, you need to think about the things you need to do for you to achieve a desirable outcome of your home. And to give you some ideas, below are the top five hacks to visually enlarge your small spaces at home.

No worries! These tips or hacks are easy for you to use in your own home.

1. Lighten up

Choosing the right color for your home is one of the most important things you must consider. Of course, the color of walls can help visually expand your space. Well, you can go for a white color for your walls. Although some of you here might think that white is just a plain color, but never underestimate it since it can do wonders when it comes to expanding your space. But you can also go for pastel colors if not for white.

2. Use vertical stripe patterns

Just like wearing vertical stripes clothing, you can also go for vertical stripe patterns for your walls, or even with the floors. You can trick the eye into making an object appear taller or longer. Of course, this is also one way you can maximize the effect in your home. well, before deciding to use vertical stripes pattern, just make sure that you get a permission from your landlord. With this, you don’t have to worry about putting some vertical designs for your home.

3. Use mirrors strategically

Mirrors are not just for your own purposes. You can also use mirrors to trick that you have a bigger space at home. Moreover, mirrors can also help maximize the effect by placing a big mirror directly across the room from the window. With this, it will create an illusion of an endless space. However, you should also be careful when it comes to the installation of it. Make sure to avoid placing mirrors to reflect objects that are not easy on the eyes, since it can create an illusion of a cluttered home.

4. Utilize the vertical space on your walls

Aside from using vertical stripes pattern for your walls, you can also use the vertical spaces available at home. Well, you can place some bookshelves in an empty space. Or you can also buy rails to hang pots, pans, and spices, especially when you have a vertical space in your kitchen. And yes, it does not just give you an illusion of having a bigger space; this will also help draws the eyes upwards making your small space larger.

5. Buy proportioned furniture that does double duty

One of the many reasons why your home feels like there is no space available is because you have so many things that are cluttered inside your home. And in order for you to avoid such, why don’t you buy proportioned furniture that does double duty? With this, you will not be worried about what and where you should put your furniture since you have already some space or storage available for it.

See? Having an illusion that you have a bigger space at home is not that hard as you think it is. Of course, you just have to make sure that you are doing the right thing when it comes to what and what not to do when decorating your home.


How to Maintain a Good Relationship with your Helper

Regardless of his/her background, your helper is still a person who deserves respect. However, there are just times that we tend to forget to show the right attitude towards our helper. Of course, I know that not all of us have this kind of character, but needless to say, treating your domestic helper with respect is still a must for you to do, even if you are his/her boss. And that is, whether you like it or not.

First and foremost, you should not hire a helper when you don’t know how to treat them nicely. Don’t you know that you can get a lot of benefits when you treat them well? You can have your helper as your friend. You can make a good and satisfying day with your household help, especially when you feel bored. They can also be one of your lifesavers when something’s not right. Second, changing your helper frequently means you are not a good person to deal with. And I’m sure you don’t want that labeled on you, right?

Yes, treating your helper nicely seems easy to do on our part, but there are also some guidelines that we need to know, for us to maintain a long lasting relationship between our helper. With these guidelines, we would know our limitations as to how we should approach our helper.

Set reasonable expectations

One of the reasons why we usually feel dismayed on our helper is that we tend to set high expectations on them. And sometimes, we even have high standards on what kind of house staff that you want to have. Remember, your helpers are there to help you with the chores at home where you are living in a small condo unit or a big house and lot in Cavite. As their boss, you have to know that your helpers are not your slaves where you can let them do the things beyond their capability. You have to expect that they also have their own limits. Of course, we are all humans. Don’t put your hopes too high on them.

Proper training

Even if knowing what to do when it comes to household chores, there is still a need for you to properly train them on the things you particular want them to do. Tell your helpers the things that you like and don’t like when it comes to the arrangements of your stuff, and/or if you have anything in particular where there should be a special care when handling or cleaning. You have to make sure that you have explained it to them properly, for them to know and understand as to why there should be a proper care.

Set terms and conditions

Yes, we want to have a good relationship with our helper. But there are also certain rules that they need to abide. If you don’t want them to enter your room, for example, you have to tell them that it is beyond their boundaries and they should not enter without your permission. And if there is a particular thing that you don’t want them to touch, tell them in advance for them to know what and why.

Set a working schedule

When it comes to working, your helper must also work. Of course, you also have to make sure that they have enough sleep for them to work efficiently. Also, give them time to rest, and a good food to keep him/her fit and healthy. Setting a working schedule can help your helper have enough energy to do a better performance on the tasks you have assigned to them.


Proper communication is one of the important things you should do with your helper. Without this, it is impossible for you to understand your helper, and for your helper to obey you. If you want your relationship to work out, you both should have a two-way communication to do and have a better outcome.

In sum, building a good relationship with your helper is not as bad and hard thing as you think. You just have to make sure that you possess the right approach towards them. Know his/her limitations and strength. With that, you will know as to where they excel in the household chores.