They say a man’s home is his castle, but that doesn’t mean you should have to cross a moat or employ a battering ram to navigate the corridors conveniently. In fact, if it always seems that things are just out of reach or it requires too much effort to cross a room to converse with a family member, fold the laundry, or start dinner – your home may suffer from a disjointed or faulty flow. Good news: you can do something about it.
Here are just four simple ways a luxury remodel can improve the flow of your home:
- Implement an Open Floor plan: Open concept floor plans – as opposed to traditional, separate rooms – help to improve the flow of your home by easily facilitating movement from one area of the house to another. They work by removing unnecessary walls, allowing various rooms to share the same space. Not only do they allow for more socialization and natural light, but they also provide a more complete view of the home, which when properly implemented – can extend to the outdoor environment. Consider sliding glass doors that open out onto a patio or a sunroom and match the exterior décor to that inside the home to create a seamless aesthetic.
- Make bathrooms a Number One priority: New owners of older homes frequently find bathrooms tucked away in odd nooks and corners of the house, a byproduct of the initial novelty of the advent of indoor plumbing. A luxury remodel improves the flow – quite literally – of your home by allowing you an opportunity to restructure, relocating doors or creating a space in between, or – better yet – creating an entirely new bathroom and outfitting it with all of the bells, whistles, and accoutrements you desire.
- Make a Clean Getaway: Many homes relegate the laundry room – one of the most functional rooms in a home – to a dingy, cluttered corner of the basement. A professional remodeler can pinpoint areas in your home with traffic issues and offer suggestions for a new layout that improves the flow of your home, such as moving the laundry room to the first floor and/or closer to the bedrooms. This may seem like a small step toward convenience, but
- Enjoy the Island life: A kitchen island can serve as a functional and exquisite focal point for your remodeled kitchen. Not only do islands provide additional storage space via shelving, drawers, cabinets, and more – but they also offer a versatile workspace, minimizing the back and forth from the sink to the stove to the fridge (a.k.a. The Golden Triangle), and back again.
Cossentino & Sons can help you develop a captivating, yet convenient, floor plan to improve your home’s flow. Call 410-442-0000 to get started.