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Love Walking Into Your Home – Tips for Making Your First Floor More Inviting

By February 14, 2018February 20th, 2018No Comments
After photo of remodeled open space in dining and living room in Reston, VA

Your home’s first floor is the first thing you and your guests see, so your main level should be just as beautiful and inviting as the rest of your home. You should love entering your home each day and feel like it is a sanctuary, especially after a long day at work. If you don’t currently love your main level and have a feeling of dread every time you put the key in your front door, you can turn that around with a first floor remodel! Here are some projects to consider on the main level:

Knock Down a Wall

Gone are the days of closed-off spaces. Most modern homes feature an open floor plan for the first floor, with the kitchen, dining and living areas sharing one big, open space. This encourages family members to gather together and share great food, stories and laughter.

Do you have a pesky wall or two between your kitchen and living area, or between your kitchen and dining room? Get some professional advice and if it’s not load-bearing, knock down these imposing walls during your whole home renovation. Added bonus? You’ll promote the flow of energy through your entire first floor.

Decorate Your Entryway

After photo of foyer remodel in Herndon, VA

Fall in love with your home again every time you enter! A well-decorated, bright entryway or foyer sends positive energy the second you open the front door. Guests also gain the first impression of your home in your entryway, making it crucial to put your best foot forward in this space.

There are some simple changes you can make to create a breathtaking entryway! Try hanging a chandelier to draw the eye and brighten up the space. Include an end table for an attractive storage option for keys and a drop zone for mail. Place a colorful runner that makes visitors feel invited  to explore the rest of the home. Consult your home renovation company for more tips on remodeling and decorating your foyer.

Remodel the Guest Bath

Make sure your guests feel right at home when they visit! A beautifully designed guest bathroom does so much to improve your guests’ comfort. Whether your first floor guest bath is a full or half bath, giving this space some love is the perfect addition to your first floor renovation project. Need bathroom remodeling ideas? Check out our post “Bathroom Remodeling Tips to Get the Most of Your Space.”

Re-Paint Your First Floor

After photo of fireplace remodel in Arlington, VA

Nothing says “breath of fresh air” like a new coat of paint. A simple color change can transform your first floor and give it new life. Paint the shared spaces of the first floor one shade for an elegant, seamless look, or paint different areas of the main level such as kitchen, dining, and living room their own color for some added character. When planning your first floor remodel, consult your contractor for help choosing colors that will truly liven up your space.

Fall In Love With Your First Level With Synergy!

When your first floor needs new life, trust Synergy Design & Construction to help you create a beautiful space! Our comprehensive whole home remodeling services in Northern Virginia include Interior Alignment™, which we use to create a space that not only looks great but promotes the flow of positive energy in your home.

You should love entering your own home. We can help. Contact us to get your project started!

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