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How to Improve the Flow of Your Home When Remodeling

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Raphaël Thibodeau courtesy of naturehumaine

After some very careful deliberation, you’ve decided to ultimately go ahead with remodeling your home. That’s one hard part out of the way. Now, it’s time to tackle the rest of the process. Home remodels are lengthy and expensive projects, but the benefits that come with them are more than worth it. Granted, home remodeling can also be intrusive and disrupt the overall flow of your house. In this article, we’ll be going over how you can improve the flow of your home when remodeling it.

Install a Home Elevator

One of the best ways to improve the flow of your home while simultaneously boosting property value is to install a home elevator. A home elevator is exactly as it sounds; it’s an elevator used inside of homes to help quickly and safely climb the upper levels. However, installing a home elevator can be expensive, takes proper planning. You might think that a home elevator is a renovation rather than a remodel and you’d be right if your house has the appropriate space. Not every house isn’t optimized enough to harbor such a large amenity.

This is where you can run into problems as adding space can cost you a lot of money. It can even cost more than the elevator itself. To make sure there’s enough space, you’ll need to enlist the services of a professional contractor and elevator specialist. They’ll inspect your house to the tiniest detail and let you know whether or not it’s eligible. If not, they’ll suggest that you look into adding more space. Doing this can cost almost $90 to as much as $210 per square foot. The elevator can cost at least $10,000, but there are superior home elevators you can choose. These can cost at least $20,000 to as much as $60,000.

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Don’t Go Overboard with Furnishing Your House

If there’s anything that can disrupt the flow of any household, it’s having too much furniture. Too much furniture can make a space feel very cluttered. Many tend to do this as they don’t want to have any negative space in their home. However, it’s highly recommended you leave enough space, so you can walk around easier. Too much furniture, whether it’s chairs, sofas or tables, can make the area feel cramped. Instead, try to with organize the layout of the rooms.

Add More Color

Color plays more of a role in your home than you might think. It’s actually meant to help convey certain feelings and emotions. In fact, colors can influence one’s mood while inside their house. The color blue is supposed to be a more calming color while also provoking thoughts. Yellow is meant to convey a feeling of happiness while red is more along the lines of inciting passion. If you feel like the current colors of your home aren’t doing much, it’s never a bad idea to look into getting a few new coats of paint. Alternatively, you can add more color with things such as rugs and pillows.

Incorporate Plants

If you’re looking to add life into your house as you remodel, plants are the best option. You know how whenever you feel down, you might want to take a walk outside to get some fresh air. Being surrounded by nature has been proven to put our minds at ease. The best part is that you can experience the same feelings as you would outside by incorporating a few plants. Adding plants comes with various benefits aside from the obvious mood booster. It can help lower your stress levels, reduce noise pollution and can even clean the air by eliminating toxins.