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Remodeling a Home for an Open Floor Plan

Posted by Daniel Mizrahi on Saturday, June 16, 2018

Are there changes to your home you would love to make? Many people find that their house does not suit their taste, their specific lifestyle, or their family. Rather than moving, many choose to redesign their current home to make it a better fit. There are many options to choose from when remodeling your home. The sky is the limit as you choose from possibilities such as updating paint and furniture, kitchen and bath remodeling, building an addition, finishing a garage or basement, or moving interior walls. One popular option is to remodel an older home in such a way as to create an open-concept floor plan.

Why People Renovate for Open Floor Plans

Open floor plans have gained tremendous popularity in recent years, and there are great reasons to love them. Perhaps the most common reason is simply the spacious feel. Even if your home remodeling project does not increase the size of your house, creating a wide-open space can make your home feel significantly larger. Many people find the airy, spacious feel of an open floor plan more appealing, comfortable and inviting. Part of this feeling of airiness is that an open floor plan allows for greater natural light and window views.

The open-concept floor plan also feels friendly as it allows easy interaction between different areas of your home like the kitchen, dining room, and living room. This makes it a great choice for entertaining. For all of these reasons and more, remodeling your home to make it an open floor plan can increase the value of your home, or make it more appealing to potential buyers.

How to Create an Open Floor Plan

If you are considering a home renovation to turn your home into an open-concept home, there are several ways this can be accomplished. A remodeling contractor can help you to determine which type of home renovation would work best for you. The contractor can also let you know if the work you have planned will require permits. One way to create an open floor plan is to remove existing interior walls. Your contractor can help you determine which walls are load bearing and which can be removed or replaced with a pillar. There may be some additional factors to consider such as plumbing and electricity.

Another option to create an open space is to build an addition onto your existing house. An addition can allow you to open up a large new area in your home. Either of these options, or even a combination of the two, can be used to create a beautiful, inviting open space in your home.

Home Renovation Services in the Los Angeles Area

If you are interested in creating an open floor plan in your home, or other home remodeling projects, Open Hand Remodeling would be delighted to work with you. Open Hand Remodeling is a full-service construction company. We offer general remodeling, additions, kitchen and bath remodeling, landscaping services, window and door replacement, and much more. We gladly serve the greater Los Angeles area, including Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Burbank, and Pasadena. Give us a call today to discuss your home project or click here to schedule a free estimate!

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