“When I stand outside our home, I love it,” Stephen said. “The exterior is great. The landscaping is pretty awesome. But when you step in…” He opened the front door to reveal a staircase and a hallway opening onto several small rooms – traditional New England home design. “It gives me claustrophobia.”
Older homes often feature smaller rooms than today’s homeowners prefer. Kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms designed dozens, even hundreds, of years ago just don’t work very well with today’s larger scale lifestyle. Televisions are bigger, furniture is bigger, and we’ve grown psychologically accustomed to larger spaces.
Medway home renovations are all about making your home work better for you. Remodeling several small rooms into one or two larger rooms is a very popular way to counter the claustrophobia-inducing layout.
Make sure you talk to a highly qualified Medway building contractor before you start knocking down walls. Some walls serve to partition rooms, but other walls play an important role in supporting the house’s structure. Taking out the wrong wall can cause big problems. Additionally, some walls contain plumbing pipes, heating ductwork, and electrical wiring. Your Medway home renovation specialist will work with you to determine how your home’s mechanical systems will be positioned in your new floor plan.
Creating an open floor plan can make your home a more suitable location for entertaining. “Before, when we had a dinner party, it would mean we were all crowded into this tiny little ten foot square dining room. You barely had room for everyone, and it was uncomfortable.” Stephen smiled. “Now, we’re going to have lots of room. It’ll be great for holidays. And it’s going to be a lot lighter in here with all these walls gone.” Talk to your Medway building contractor about ways to maximize the natural light you enjoy within your home.
If you’d like to create an open floor plan in your home, give us a call today! We’re here to make the process easy.