There are people who live more on the simple side, there are people who live on the lavish side, and there are people who wish they could afford to live on the lavish side. Homes are a very important aspect of your life.
Other than work, they’re the place where you spend most of your time. They’re also the place where you unload and recuperate for a long day at work. Among many other things, they’re the place where you raise your family and make memories. Homes are a part of everything. This is why it’s important to make your home all that it can be.
If you’re looking for a way to improve your living situation, here are upgrades that will stun everybody who has the privilege of getting let into your abode:
People might think that wood is on the out due to modern design that is taking over things nowadays. They’d be wrong, though. Metal and concrete might be acceptable at the right time and in the right place, but it has to be strategic and put in the right place, otherwise it comes off as cold, sterile and uninviting. That’s the last thing you want your home to be.
Consider making your home stunning by going back to the true craftsmanship of wood. Think about those parts of the home that often go unappreciated. History is filled with an appreciation for wood and craftsmanship.
There wasn’t an armoire, a table or a staircase that wasn’t poured over in creative love. If you choose to bring that back into your house, you could do that by having custom hardwood doors and windows built. You could also have custom cabinetry or a staircase carved for royalty. It’s these details that make your home go from mediocre to stunning.
An Open Concept
If you live in an older house, chances are good that there are a lot of walls dividing rooms and making your home feel smaller and more claustrophobic than it really is. If you want to upgrade your house and bring it into the 21st century, you don’t want to be stuck in the past with less than ideal floorplans.
Evaluate your home as it stands. Where is your kitchen in regards to your dining room and living room? Are they all close in proximity? Next look at the walls sectioning off the rooms. Find somebody who can tell you if your house would be structurally sound even if those walls were to go. If they give you the green light, knock them out.
An open concept is the ultimate upgrade for your home. You’ll feel so much freer once the walls are gone and you’ll be able to throw parties and feel confident in the way your house looks.