We’ve all heard the common saying that “kitchens and bathrooms sell homes”, and we aren’t denying that, but what about the value of a comfortable, welcoming main level? The main floor of the home is where guests are first impressed, so it is important to ensure that each room and space works together and flows smoothly. There are many elements of the main floor to consider. Here are a few that we think are the most important to keep in mind:
Greet your guests in style! The foyer is where guests first step into your home, so it is important to make them feel welcome. How you decorate your foyer sets the tone for the rest of your home, so it is important to make sure that the design is cohesive throughout. Everything from the paint, furniture, décor, and lighting adds to the Feng Shui of this transitional space. Here are some great entryway ideas to help inspire your design.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, so it is essential that its space is utilized efficiently and effectively. As one of the main spaces in every home’s main level where hours every day are spent cooking and eating, it is important to make sure that the kitchen is as functional and comfortable as possible. Incorporating a breakfast nook, or even pulling bar stools up to the island will allow the space to be used to not only cook but also socialize and eat. Back in June we wrote about essential elements of a custom kitchen design; these are still important to keep in mind when redesigning your kitchen to make the most out of your home’s main level.
The Living Room
The living room and the kitchen go hand-in-hand, as an open floor plan is the best way to make the most out of your main level. You’ll be amazed what a difference tearing down a couple walls or widening a door can make. Your family room is meant to be a space to hang out, be comfortable, and spend time with your loved ones, so make sure that the space incorporates a nice balance of comfortable furniture with designer accents.
The Extra Room
Whether it’s a dining room, home office, or play room, most homes are built with a space on the main floor that provides some flexibility in its use. If your bonus room is being utilized as a dining room, you most likely don’t want it to be too separate from the kitchen and living room, so a door is most likely not necessary. If you do prefer a door, one with glass rather than solid wood allows for separation without confining the space too much. The same goes for offices or playrooms: utilizing a glass door is a great way to signal a separate space while simultaneously allowing a natural transition between rooms.
Let Synergy Help With Your Main Level Renovation
While many homeowners are capable of redecorating on their own main floors, consulting with a professional interior design and remodeling company can be worthwhile. We’re happy to meet with you and discuss ways to help you redesign your main level into a space that is cohesive, welcoming, fresh, and reflective of your personal style. Contact us to see how we can help you create the main level you’ve always dreamed of. Renovate Happy with us today!