Many people still live in houses built a few decades ago when the rooms were smaller and darker. However, it doesn’t have to be that way with the help of an interior design decorator. You can get a modern look by opening up a space between your kitchen and dining room, or dining and living room. Sometimes it is worth it to keep at least half of the wall as a means of providing enough wall space for the furniture or for the cabinets. It also brings down some costs of remodeling by letting you avoid repairing the floor where the wall was taken down.
If the wall you want to take down is a load-bearing wall, your project becomes more extensive and needs skilled professionals to do so. Interior decorator Irene Designs and Handyman Connection are those professionals taking you through each step of redesigning and remodeling your home to reflect a modern look and feel.
Before obtaining the proper building permits, you will need to carefully plan what you want to do. It is much cheaper to first do it on paper (or on the computer) to see the final result and make sure that it meets your expectations. Irene Designs recommends that along with the floor plans, you also request 3-D renderings of the space you are remodeling. This way you will be able to visualize your future home even better.
Irene Designs handles a lot of Open Space Projects. Many of those are accomplished by home improvement company Handyman Connection who has been on the market since 1995. Below you can see the before and after photos of the same home after three walls were opened up. Two of them were transformed to become half walls with decorative columns, and one wall between the dining room and the kitchen was gone completely. To save the costs for floor restoration, an eating peninsula was placed in that spot to cover most of the crack on the floor where the wall used to be. There was just a tiny bit of the crack left that still needed floor restoration.
Before & After:
The homeowner, Denise M. of Cromwell, Connecticut, a mother of four young children was very happy with the result. Now she can keep an eye on her kids while cooking dinner and watch TV at the same time. Moreover, her home now looks modern and airy with the expertise of interior designer Irene Designs and home improvement company Handyman Connection.