When remodeling a house, or a living room for that matter,
there are always two resources that would never run out
and yet would never be enough- money and time. These must
be used properly along with a well prepared plan. A plan
that is flexible but backed by organized ideas that would
make this room a lot better than your present one. So here
are some useful tips that would help you maximize your
sources in remodeling your living room.
If you want a major reconstruction, anticipate a lot of
crashing, removal and replacements. You can never remodel
if you are not willing to subject your room with some
First, start with the ceiling. It is always best to turn
down the whole ceiling if you want to change the
atmosphere of the house. If it is too low then give it a
height. If it is too high that you are already sacrificing
the energy efficiency of the house, adjust a bit on its
height. Also, take note of the materials. Since the living
room usually functions as the entertainment room, it is
often more appropriate to use sound-proofed materials as
Second, consider the walls. Color is not the only change
that you can do when wanting to change the look of your
living room. Try focusing on what new materials you could
add to them. Also, be ready to take it down in order to
extend the size of the living room while maximizing the
unnecessary space allocated to adjacent rooms. If your
house was built decades ago, consider changing the panels.
You can use wood, glass or steal for real texture.
Third, consider new flooring. Add more feel and coziness
not by just replacing the carpets with newer ones. Take
off the flooring if possible and replace it with tiles,
vinyl and others. Carpets and area rugs are great but you
have a lot wider choices for flooring.
Also, take advantage of the newer technologies, if
possible. If your house is stuck at the 60’s or 70’s
architectural design, you either have to blend it
conservatively to trendy approaches or bring the whole
thing down and make room for contemporary constructional
designs. Start by setting the room up to accommodate the
demands of a home theater, a computer unit perhaps and
several telephone lines. The anticipation of electrical
outlet positioning is necessary as this, in most cases,
command the actual arrangement of home appliances.
Sometimes, homeowners forget to give attention to details
but also, sometimes they tend to overdo them. Details such
as vases, flower arrangements, odd chairs, and the likes
should only be used to wrap the idea of the whole living
room. As a rule, you have to use just enough. But that
really is the tricky part. To know how much is “enough”,
try to remove, add, replace items in the room and see what
is most comfortable with your eyes.
Lastly, maximize your storage potential. Consider built-in
cabinets and shelves. If the room is tight, choose
furniture or items that have multiple functions such as a
table that has a lower shelf for magazines or newspaper.
Crucial to remodeling the living room is your knowledge of
the ideas that you would want to use. However, not
everyone could have the right ideas at the right moment so
be sure to check into helpful resources for living room
remodeling such as magazines, books, the internet and
experts on home improvement.