One of the most exciting and transformative remodeling projects you can undertake is a comprehensive first floor remodel. It’s an excellent opportunity to bring your vision to life in the form of a revamped floor plan, updated layout, new fixtures, and plenty of your own personal touches. While it’s easy to begin sketching out your ideas and developing a strategy, it’s important to not get overwhelmed by the scale of your project. Before you dive in, consider these top tips and strategies for developing your comprehensive first floor remodeling project. Our team at Total Restore is standing by to guide you through the process from the early design stages to the finished product.
Consider an Open Concept
One of the most popular layouts to consider when planning your first floor remodel is the open concept. Some reasons for this type of floor plan becoming so popular include the opportunity to add a sense of spaciousness, combine mixed-use areas such as a kitchen and dining room, and improve accessibility. While it’s easy to see the appeal of an open concept floor plan, there are some important factors to consider before committing to the project. Careful attention must be paid to the structural integrity of your first floor before any walls are removed or repositioned. Our team at Total Restore can assess the situation and develop a strategy that maximizes the space while keeping the structure secure and intact. From adding additional functionality to totally transforming the look and feel of your first floor, the open concept floor plan remains one of the most popular first floor remodeling project options.
Enhance Your Kitchen
While you’re upgrading the most commonly used floor of your house, consider upgrading your kitchen as well. A first floor remodel is an excellent opportunity to reevaluate your kitchen needs and wants. Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of adding the style and function of a kitchen island. Or maybe you’re tired of the dated look and feel of your existing kitchen appliances and fixtures. Depending on the scale and goals of the rest of your first floor remodel, it’s easy to integrate a kitchen refresh to help boost your enjoyment. Total Restore has the knowledge and expertise to transform your kitchen remodeling dreams into reality during your first floor remodeling project.
Strategically Disguise Appliances
With a first floor remodel comes the opportunity to cleverly integrate, disguise, or camouflage bulky or unsightly appliances. As you reevaluate your current floor plan, you may find an opportunity to tuck certain appliances neatly out of sight. For example, your first floor laundry can be relocated into a closet or dedicated area where it will make less noise and take up less space. Do you like to entertain? Consider adding a small closet or pull-out storage area where items like bar tools, serving trays, extra dishware, and countertop appliances can be tucked away neatly when not in use. You can even add a separate pantry to accommodate overflow items from your kitchen, further eliminating clutter. Regardless of your preferences, take this chance to consider streamlining the look of your first floor.
Update Flooring and Paint/Wall Coverings
From improving durability to revitalizing the appearance of your home, a first floor remodel is a great time to update the flooring and walls of the lower level. During the renovation, you can budget for flooring upgrades that range from exotic to authentic, luxurious to ergonomic, and easy-to-clean. If you’ve always wanted to replace dated wallpaper or other wall coverings, take this opportunity to choose new paint colors that match your tastes. Having trouble deciding which materials make the most sense for your home and budget? Total Restore is standing by to walk you through your options and to provide valuable suggestions to maximize the new look of your first floor.