Let's say you already have your dream home, but it just needs some re-vamping. If so, you're not alone.
A popular trend that we're seeing in Central Florida is that more people are looking to stay in their homes for the long-haul, which is directly related to the increase in demand for home remodeling.
To have a positive home remodeling experience, you need to carefully consider what you hope to gain from the renovation and what your goals are. We suggest exploring the big design moves that really matter: site, context, function, structure, materials, and style.
The first thing that you need to consider is the site that you property sits on. Each piece of land has its own set of unique flaws and assets. For example, you may want to incorporate the best views that your property has to offer and natural light into your remodel.
Context refers to the man-made surroundings of your home, such as your driveway, neighboring houses, utilities, landscapes, and more. With context, you'll want to take into consideration things like zoning restrictions and the compatibility of your proposed home in comparison to the homes of your immediate neighbors.
Today's homeowners want their homes to be functional with their lifestyles. Carefully consider the needs of your home's floor plan (open floor plan for families, master on the main for aging homeowners, etc) to help determine your plan of attack for the remodel.
The term structure refers to the basic purpose of your home. For example, you may want a space that is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Aside from serving this very basic need, the structure can welcome other architectural elements, such as walls, archways, and windows. We commonly see walls taken down during the home remodeling process to open up a space, and it's important to consider how the removal of walls will directly impact adjoining rooms.
There are so many options for materials to choose from for your home, and your selections will speak volumes for what you want your home to be. To help you narrow down your choices, it's a good idea to establish a criteria that you want your materials to have. For instance, your goal could be to only use sustainable materials in your home.
Of course, a big picture item that you'll want to address before starting your home remodeling project is what style you want your home to be. Is your taste traditional, modern, historic, or none of the above? Being able to answer this question for yourself can help guide the choices that you make during your remodel.
So before embarking on your next home remodeling project, take these 5 big design moves into consideration to help you arrive at your dream home.
For more ways that you can prepare for your next home remodel, please contact us at Empire Custom Builders. We've successfully completed more than 500 projects in the Central Florida community and can help to walk you through the home remodeling process.