Oh no, the rooms look too small!

Why is it that putting up the framework makes the floor area of a house look smaller than it is? Now, I know the house can’t actually be that small because it takes up a huge chunk of the site, it just appears that way. So I asked a friend – Google, and found out that this is a common optical illusion that has many people freaking out over. One of the forum sites said that the illusion was due to comparing the outdoor space with that inside the house, it was also recommended that people didn’t visit the site too often when the build was going on – obviously most people don’t live next door to their build site.

 

Having no walls creates the optical illusion that the area within the house is smaller than it really is. Once the walls are clad this illusion will disappear however it can be disconcerting at the time.

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Framing stage completed

Ok sorry, I have been off enjoying myself whilst leaving the builder to get on with the renovation and others to take photos for me and I got a little sidetracked.

Snow show walking in far north Norway beats renovating in 40 degree heat any day.

Snow show walking in far north Norway beats renovating in 40 degree heat any day.

Now, I enjoy a good reno but when it’s a toss up between walking the canals of England or house-painting, the canals will win out any day. Add in a side trip to Norway to view the Northern Lights while the temperature in Brisbane is soaring to 40 degrees and it’s a no brainer.

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