So, you’ve had a new addition to the family. Or maybe your kids have grown a little older, taking up more space than they used to. Whatever the case may be, your home is feeling a little bit cramped. And whether you love your neighbors, can’t live without your favorite restaurant around the corner, or just plain hate the idea of picking up and moving, remodeling your home could be something you are heavily considering. In the past, many people who wanted to make their home feel more spacious thought the only option was to add new rooms. Sometimes this would take the shape of an attic bedroom. Or in other cases, homeowners would knock down exterior walls and literally build new rooms attached to the existing house. But with the help of the right Sacramento home remodeling contractor, you may be able to come up with a simpler solution that will make your home feel much more spacious without going to these extremes.
One great way to add space to your home is to make rooms feel more open. For example, taking down a wall that separates your living room and your kitchen may create a much more airy feel in that part of your home. You can even add a kitchen island where that wall used to be, which brings a modern feel to your home while also adding valuable storage and counter space to your kitchen. But make sure not to try and do this without the help of an experienced contractor, because some of the walls in your home are load-bearing. Another simple thing you can do to add space to your home without making major renovations is to remove furniture. Modernize by getting rid of your old entertainment center and hanging your TV on the wall. Or remove old bookshelves that are unnecessary. You’ll be amazed at how much space you can add just by taking things away!
If you’d like to learn more about how you may be able to add space to your existing home, please take a look at the video below:
To speak with your Sacramento home remodeling contractor about remodeling your home to add more space, please contact the professionals at Russ Johnson Construction here.
SACRAMENTO HOME REMODELING CONTRACTOR VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
TITLE: Remodeling to Add Space to Your Home
NARRATION: One of the most common reasons to remodel a home is to create more space, especially in older homes that have smaller rooms and less square footage.
The latest trends we’re seeing in remodeling is really about making your space more open instead of adding on. For example, if you have a small boxy kitchen and living room, we’re seeing trends toward taking the walls down and opening the space up.
A lot of times we’ll come in and we’ll open up a wall between two rooms, usually a family room and kitchen. And then we’d completely redo the kitchen, and often make an island where that wall used to be so that it’s all-inclusive.
It’s not uncommon for people to have us in to talk to us about how they can use the space more effectively. In other words, they love their lot, they love the mature trees, they like their neighbors, they like their schools, and they don’t want to move. But they’re trying to make their house become what it is that they would see if they go into the newer homes on the market today.
Well, the idea of opening up space in your house might seem like a simple project, but it’s actually pretty tricky. Because when it comes to taking walls out if your home, you want to be sure you know exactly what you’re doing. So consulting with the professional like a structural engineer to make sure you’re not taking a load bearing wall, which obviously could leave disaster.
First of all, I just tell them, we’re gonna make a big mess. Second, we try to contain them mess the very best we can. Depends on their situation as to just how well we can do that. Construction is not an easy thing, and it’s not an exact science, so we have to make small some amess before we can really get anywhere near the finish product.
Well, I think the primary thing that you need to do is you need to make sure you have a decent understanding of how you’d like to use your space more effectively. You don’t have to have all the answers. You actually don’t have it to have any the answer. You just have to understand what your needs are, and be able to effectively communicate them to somebody like us our company like ours.
If you don’t have the budget now for a large-scale remodeling project, there are small yet strategic improvements that will create more space. You can create additional floor space by removing bulky bookcases and entertainment centers, and replacing them with shelves and cabinets. An interior designer or decorator, even a professional organizer, can help you maximize the space you have.