Timeless home renovation is anchored in developing a solid foundation for evolving styles—consider opportunities to enhance layout, increase light, improve function and rethink flow to achieve long-term design goals. No one wants to re-renovate the same space over and over simply because of a previously missed design opportunity. Design vision regret is real! Holistic space planning helps avoid this pitfall.
How do you make sure you’re planning a remodel that stands the test of time? Here are our best tips for making sure your renovation investment lasts:
Floor Plan Alterations
Optimizing the flow and function of space within a home is a great renovation goal, yielding timeless results. This may call for removal of walls, repurposing underused rooms, or relocating utilities to re-imagine a home to its full potential. Solution-focused space utilization, rooted in examining the way you truly want to live in your home, is a vital part of creating lasting design transformations.
Maximize Natural Light
Don’t miss an opportunity to shed new light on an old space! Light is uplifting and a brilliant addition to any room. When planning renovations explore ways to increase light, especially in dark spaces. You may be surprised how powerful light can be in a design. Harnessing the warmth and joy sunlight brings to a room could require incorporating larger windows and doors, removing light-blocking interior walls, vaulting ceilings or adding skylights to a design.
Focus on the Future
It is important to think about both current and future needs for a space (and surrounding spaces) when preparing for a renovation project—especially if you plan on living in your home for many years to come. For example, if your 5-year plan calls for a kitchen remodel and an adjacent mudroom makeover, think about possible design connections. This could include thoughtful placement of walls, utilities, etc. Consider ways to prepare for subsequent renovations and incorporate that planning into your current room design when possible. Steer clear of remodeling spaces in a room that may be repurposed in the near future.
Adding architectural elements, like faux ceiling beams and shiplap texture on walls, brings character to a space and creates a foundation for layered style. These classic additions can elevate a design regardless of changing trends. Be mindful of materials and choose timeless neutral finishes for increased longevity.
Prioritize Your Budget
Think big picture, prioritizing opportunities to fully transform a space long-term and then decide what style updates are most important to you. Removing walls to increase connectivity between kitchen and living spaces or reallocating an extra bedroom to create a dream mudroom, could mean forgoing high-end products like custom cabinetry or specialty tile—but you won’t regret it. The atmosphere and layout of a space holds much more design value than the products within it. With so many product selections available, you can still find quality selections to fit reduced budgets.
Invest in Holistic Design
A holistic approach to interior design is focused on enhanced living within a space. In addition to an eye for style, holistic-minded design professionals are experts in understanding unique client needs and identifying opportunities for transformational living.
You know your designer is thinking holistically if your first consult feels a bit like a lifestyle quiz! Understanding a client’s way of living, daily routines, tolerance for tidy, future home plans, wellness goals, etc inspires the most lasting design solutions. Styles may change over time, but the livability of a space remains. Investing in a holistic design vision upfront can save time, money, and renovation regret in the long run.
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