Four Things To Consider Before Remodeling Your Living Room

January 14, 2019

While the kitchen is traditionally viewed as the heart of the home, the majority of us tend to flock to the living room to spend time with family or relax after a long day at work. As such, the way your lounge looks and feels is important — particularly in a space that often needs to function as both an area to entertain and unwind. 

One such way to achieve the living room you crave is by completing a remodel. So, to help you get the lounge you desire, consider these five things before starting work:

  • Boost Natural Light

Depending on the style of home you live in, the direction it faces and the size of the windows, your living room may leave a lot to be desired when it comes to natural light. And because sunlight can have such a big impact on mood, it is important to consider when planning a remodel. 

To breathe life into your new living room, you could incorporate additional windows. This will allow you to flood your lounge with light and could assist with making it feel more spacious.

  • Utilise The Space

As our relationships with technology have changed, so has the way we interact with our homes. For example, while separate cooking, dining, and sitting spaces may have worked in the past, many find that open plan works better with their busy families and lifestyles.

To transform your living room, you could consider knocking down a wall as part of your redesign. This will open the space, making it more multi-functional and joining it to your other living areas.

  • Remember The Layout

If you are planning a living room remodel then chances are the current space does not work for you in some way. There could be many reasons for this, including layout issues. As such, while in the planning process, carefully consider what does and does not work about the current layout.

Does the furniture feel too big and bulky for? It could be worth shopping around for more streamline options, such as these stylish occasional tables from Cox & Cox. Are there empty corners and areas going to waste? The Spruce offer a number of solutions that could make use of this space. 

  • Keep It Personal

While there are loads of factors to consider when planning any kind of home remodel, remember to keep it personal. For example, staying on budget and adding value may be important, but making sure the redesign is functional and suits your taste is crucial, too. As such, do not be afraid to think outside the box to make sure the spaceappeals to you.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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