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Remodeling Dos and Don’ts: Making an Open Floor Plan Work for You

Remodeling Dos and Don'ts: Making an Open Floor Plan Work for You

Here are some dos and don’ts for remodeling projects using an open floor plan.

Remodeling your home can be an exciting way to spice up your space, but homeowners can fall into some common pitfalls when designing their refreshing new look. Open floor plans are a common design feature in modern homes; these free-flowing, multi-use formats are ideal for busy families. They provide a unique sense of openness and flexibility. Still, interiors that utilize open floor plans can quickly become a mess when homeowners make a handful of common remodeling mistakes. Here are some dos and don’ts for remodeling projects using this versatile design strategy:

DO Create Zones in Your Open Floor Plan

An open floor plan utilizes open spaces and few solid boundaries, but that doesn’t mean your home shouldn’t be divided into discrete zones. Make sure that each room or separate area has a purpose. While having partial walls and clear lines of sight between spaces can create blurred boundaries, having a stove in the middle of your family room or a TV in your entryway may not make sense.

DON’T Take a One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Lighting

Lighting can make or break your remodeling project. It can also be an invaluable tool when utilizing an open floor plan. Pendant lights can create the illusion of a wall between your kitchen and living room, and different spaces require different types of lighting. Many homeowners combine recessed lighting and wash lighting with wall-mounted fixtures, floor lamps, and directional lighting. When used correctly, lighting can highlight the best architectural aspects of your home.

DO Consider How Your Kitchen Fits with the Rest of Your Home

Kitchens are often a central space, especially for homes that house large families. However, some homeowners make the mistake of putting their kitchens (or individual appliances) in awkward locations. An open floor plan doesn’t necessarily mean spreading out your kitchen appliances and other features throughout the entire living space. It’s crucial to select a layout that makes sense and works for your lifestyle, especially when it comes to planning your new kitchen.

Your Project Loan Can Help

When you decide you’re ready to get to work, don’t let financing hold you back. We offer a vast array of loan services, just for you. You’ll never need to worry about paying too much out of pocket for your home improvement projects, and you can start working on your home improvements immediately. We also are partnered with the best dealers in the area, so you’ll be supported throughout your entire project.

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