The living room is the part of your home that is welcoming and invites you to relax with family and friends. Cozy couches, warm lighting, and beautiful decorations make your living room a great place to destress after a long day in the office. Besides you kitchen, the living room may be your family’s main hangout spot.
But your living room may not be perfect. It might be too small and crowded to enjoy too much time hanging out in there. There may not be enough natural lighting to comfortably read a book during the day. And perhaps it just feels stuffy due to the four walls and the low ceiling boxing you in. Whatever the problem may be, your living room may not meet your expectations.
Fortunately, there are ways to fix it! Remodeling can help transform your living room into a room that you love spending time in and allow you to get the look and feel you want. At Marshall Home Pros, we are experts in remodeling and offer services to transform your house into the home of your dream! If you are wanting more space, higher ceilings, or a complete remodel of you living room, we can help!
The first step to remodeling your living room is to plan out what you want. Think about the aspects of this room that you don’t like and thinks that you wish you had. In this blog, we will throw some ideas at you and maybe they will inspire ideas of your own!
Create More Space
While not every wall will be able to be taken out to give your living room the added space you desire, removing a wall that can be removed could really change the look and feel of your living room. Many homes have half walls between the kitchen and living room, and while these can be nice to separate the two and add some secluded space to relax in the living room. But these walls could also be cutting off the room and making it feel smaller and incomplete. Removing this half wall could add space to your living room and create a nice flow throughout your home. You could even take more space for your living room and condense your kitchen, especially if your kitchen has more space than needed.
You could also utilize the half wall if you do not want to tear it out. Create a kitchen table using the half wall as the base. This could be a great way to improve your home if your kitchen and living room are small, allowing you to get the necessary kitchen table in without taking up too much space. This is a great way to use up space and create a connection between the kitchen and living room, allowing for more space to be left in the rest of these rooms.
Add Natural Light
Having a well lit living room can make the space look bigger and more welcoming. A dark living room can feel dingy and make it hard to relax and feel awake while spending time in this room. Natural light is always better than light from lamps, ceiling fans, and other forms of light. For this reason, adding windows to your living room can greatly improve the look and feel of your home. If your living room has one window that lets in barely any light, it is time for an upgrade. Whether you add an entire wall of windows, multiple window around the entire room, or a skylight, your home will be glowing with the natural light that make you feel energized and gives your room and welcoming feel.
You could even add more space and create more natural light in one remodel. Add an addition onto your living room with a bay window that brings in a ton of light. This could be a large area that is home to your kitchen table or a few cozy chairs or a small area with a built in reading nook and pillowed bench. Whichever you choose, the bay window will let in a ton of light and give your space a nice and homey feel.
There are many different things that can enhance your living room, small details that can add more space, create the feeling of home, and add some style to the room. If you have a fireplace, think about making it the center of attention in your room. If your fireplace is small and unnoticeable, creating a grand, brick fireplace could change the entire feel of your living room.
Shelves are also a great feature in living rooms. Adding built in shelves around your living room could open up space elsewhere and add some style to your home. You could even have our pros build a shelving unit into the wall if that is what you really want. Shelves in the corners of the rooms could utilize the spaces that often go untouched. These are also great for adding decoration, storing items you want out of the way, and creating a unique space that adds style.
There are many different small details you can add to your living room to enhance the space and create something that you love. Even changing the paint color, adding decorative beams to the ceiling, and finding ways to use as much space as possible can completely change the style of your living room.
If your living room is old, outdated, and just not meeting your needs, let Marshall Home Pros help. We can create a living room that you love and help you remodel to fit your needs. Our home professionals offer many different services and can transform your home into something you love. Contact us today to learn more and start planning your living room remodel!