Posted by Mike Dew: December 15, 2014

Typically the spaces in our homes are never quite large enough.  Homeowners may feel that there’s not much that can be done with small spaces, so why bother doing anything about it?  You’d be surprised at how many small spaces Oak Tree Construction has transformed into a beautiful, useful and efficient room.

While knocking down walls is obviously a great way to increase the space in a room, it may not be in your budget.  We’ve all heard that painting the room a light color can make it appear larger, but that doesn’t help the functionality of the space.  The key to increasing square footage in a small space is efficiency.  Simple adjustments to layout, cabinet and appliance profiles and lighting complete change the feel and use of a room.

When looking to remodel a small space, first, evaluate your room and identify what you need “more of” and what you could use “less of”.  Do you need more counter and less cabinet space in your kitchen?  Do you need extra room in your bathroom for two people to get ready at the same time but only use the tub as a shower?

Once you have evaluated your space, it’s time to start exploring your options with Oak Tree Construction.  We have many ideas to increase the efficiency of your small space.  Using the kitchen example above, we can create a design that decreases the number of cabinets while also increasing the functionality of them with pull out cutting boards or extra work surfaces for when you need it, and it is tucked away out of the way when you don’t.   In the bathroom example, converting the tub into a shower stall will make space for a two bowl sink.

These are just two examples of how we can help you increase your small space without a wall coming down. Don’t let your small space keep you from having a room that functions the way you want it!


Posted by Mike Dew: December 15, 2014

We at Oak Tree have been hard at work in 2014 redesigning our website to make it easier to learn about Oak Tree’s services and projects.  The new design is easier to navigate and compatible with tables and smartphones to keep you in touch with us on the go!  We have updated our project photographs and have added a Newsletter page where you can download copies of the informative and fun Oak Tree Observer. We will be updating this blog on a regular basis to keep you in touch with trends, tips and ideas for your remodeling projects.  Please Like us on Facebook so that you’re informed of when new blog posts are posted!