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Making Your Space Work With Remodeling

As more people are choosing to stay in their current homes longer based on the status of the economy, there are many Americans that are diving into large remodel projects. Forty percent of homeowners have planned to remodel or build an addition to their existing home in the upcoming two years. Kitchen and bathroom projects remain to be the most popular remodeling projects based on information from the 2013 Houzz and Home Survey. Remodeling your home for the long term can be challenging based on the fact that newer designs may clash with the existing style.

The key to being able to have a successful remodel is to be able to choose elements that will be able to create a flowing design throughout the home while also offering something that is functional and fashionable. If you want to ensure that your remodeling project will be able to stay versatile for an extended period of time, there are some tips that you may want to consider. The first is to keep your home and space flexible with options by using neutral color choices. As most homeowners are staying in their homes longer, they’re starting to avoid the use of bright colors throughout their home. Using neutral colors allows them to create a clean style and provides them with versatility that they can use with a variety of decor.

Another point is to try to complement your existing design elements with different styles that can transition throughout your home. If you use modern cabinets, for example, they may clash with some of the more traditional elements that are found throughout your house. This is especially true when you are dealing with older homes. Instead, you might want to choose cabinets that maintain design elements that will transition well with the other forms of decor and design in your household.

Focus yourself on creating an organized and functional space in your home. Having functionality is essential to a kitchen or bath if you plan on creating a space that will be able to evolve with the needs of your family over time. If you are remodeling for a home that you plan on living in for an extensive period of time, then you need to focus on creating a practical space in your household. There are many different products and appliances that you can use that will help you with improving the overall organization in each room.

Above anything, you want to create a space that can be versatile. When you are remodeling your home, think of ways that you can change and upgrade these areas without doing so in a manner that would easily outdate them. Contractors may be able to provide you with some suggestions of ways that you can remodel your home without leaning too much into a modern or outdated style. Focus more on creating a space that is able to function towards meeting your family’s needs instead of just trying to focus on the overall visual aspect of the room.

Amy Wright
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Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.