The real estate market is red hot and a great kitchen design will not only offer you a great return on investment when you sell your home, but it will also provide an incredible lift to your day to day.
If you are thinking about a renovation in your kitchen space, one of the top considerations that will get you the best return is an open floor plan. If you don’t have an open plan, a wall is likely blocking that goal so we will discuss the process of removing a wall and some of the many benefits it can offer you.
First off, the process of taking out a wall is often one that is daunting to homeowners, however in many cases it is not a huge deal and with the help of professionals it should be a fairly smooth process with a great outcome.
During a kitchen remodel, one of the most important areas you will think about is the floor plan. It influences everything from construction costs to how you spend time with your family. To build a larger kitchen design, where you have room to move and the family has room to move about the space freely, consider removing a wall between the kitchen and an adjoining living room or dining room.
This creates an open floor plan, which allows you keep everyone together, while giving yourself some extra space. Open floor plans produce a modern vibe, where each room flows into the next.
An open floor plan will:
MAKE YOUR SPACE LOOK AND FEEL LARGER.
While open floor plans work in any size home, it is particularly good for smaller houses, as removing a wall or two opens up the space. No matter the size of your home, removing a wall will give your space a more open, airy feel.
ALLOW YOU TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE KIDS.
In your new kitchen design, you can cook dinner and perform other household chores, while the kids are in the same room.
INCREASE NATURAL SUNLIGHT.
With fewer walls, the sun can now permeate through the house.
MAKE YOU A BETTER ENTERTAINER
Now, you can easily converse with your guests without tripping over them and without feeling like you’re missing interesting conversations.
INCREASE THE RESALE VALUE OF YOUR HOME.
Adding an open floor plan as part of a kitchen remodel is increasingly popular and can boost your home’s value when it’s time for you to sell.
Before you get going on your kitchen renovation, here are a few things you need to know before you remove a wall:
CONFIRM THE WALL ISN’T LOAD BEARING.
Walls always separate spaces, but sometimes they bear weight from above and are vital your house’s structural integrity. Load bearing walls can be removed, but a beam must be installed to support the load, which will add to your kitchen remodeling costs and construction time.
CERTAIN WALLS MAY BE THERE FOR A REASON.
Walls were created for other reasons than to bear loads. Before you take down all the walls, think about how sound and smell will travel in an open floor plan, and consider your energy and privacy needs.
SOMETIMES, WALLS HIDE THINGS.
All of your utilities run through the wall – electrical, plumbing, cable, and telephone. If the wall you’re looking to remove contains utilities, they will have to be contained somewhere else.
While constructing open floor plans comes with some obstacles, it is worth it to the overall value of your home and comfort level.
If you are planning a kitchen renovation of any kind and need some expert advice, local kitchen design and renovation experts Today’s Designer Kitchens in St. Catharines would be happy to provide you a free consultation. They design, supply and install for less with a quick turnaround.
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