When you’re considering a home renovation, take a look at your floorplan first. If the main living area of your home is chopped-up into individual rooms, an open floor plan can completely change the look and feel of your home. Since before 2000, one of the biggest design trends has been the open floor plan concept. Read on to discover the advantages of an open concept vs. a traditional floor plan.
Custom Home Floor Plans
Many modern home renovations include combining the main living spaces into one great room. Instead of a kitchen that’s tucked away and separate living and dining rooms, combine the three rooms. By opening the area – it not only transforms the space, but also makes entertaining easier.
The key to a successful renovation includes having the entire team on the same page. Having one company do the design, drawings, demolition, and construction makes a big difference. Plus, hiring an experienced contractor like Remodeling Consultants that does all the work in-house instead of using subcontractors is a significant advantage. Also, as a homeowner, you’ll feel more confident you’ll receive the job you envision when you can view a portfolio of local projects. It’s so beneficial to see completed projects similar to what you want.
Traditional Floor Plan Remodel
Older dated homes with their original traditional floor plan take an entirely different look when you open them up. Open floorplan homes are also more desirable by buyers. So if you think you may be selling sometime down the line – consider that. Some of the most popular open floor plan ideas that increase space include removing walls, adding curved archways, and enhancing natural light. Adding larger windows and beautiful French doors is a classic touch that won’t go out of style.
The older traditional floor plan does give more privacy. Plus, you don’t need to carry one design throughout your rooms. The choice of design comes down to your preferences. But know that if you open your floor plan up, your overall interior design will need to work and flow together. You can’t have colors or decor that don’t complement each other now that the space is open. It’s just something to keep in mind.
Open Floorplan Kitchen Renovation
When we’re looking to remodel a small kitchen, the first thing we consider is removing walls. We also see if there’s any way to add additional square footage by extending the exterior walls. Those two things can take a tiny kitchen and turn it into a much larger, more enjoyable, and workable space. Now when you have guests, you can be part of the party instead of separate from everyone.
And when you’re looking to renovate your kitchen, besides the floorplan, consider upgrading the cabinets, adding custom tile backsplashes, and granite countertops. Bring the light in with new windows and light fixtures.
Kitchen Island Ideas
Adding a kitchen island with seating opens the space up and gives you more room for visitors. Plus, if you need more storage space, an island can provide that. Kitchen islands can be as custom as you want. They can become the room’s focal point and an excellent place for family and friends to gather. The good thing about kitchen islands is that although they open the space up, they still define each room.
And if you have kids or grandkids, you’ll soon see what you’ve been missing. Kids love to gather around the island to do homework, help cook dinner, or bake cookies.
As you’re considering your design include any additions you’ve been thinking of. With our in-house design team, we can make your vision a reality. We’re happy to come out and take a look at your home and give ideas. Popular home additions include adding more space to the kitchen or living room, turning a porch into a sunroom, adding a media room, or building an in-home office.
We Can Transform & Modernize Your Floor Plan
If you’re considering remodeling your home to open up your traditional floor plan – contact Remodeling Consultants today to begin your project in Westchester or Fairfield County. We service Westchester County, NY, and along the NY border in CT, including New Canaan, Greenwich, Westport, Wilton, and Stamford. You can call our New York office at (914) 381-6900 or our Connecticut office at (203) 321-1250.