People often give up on the dream of living in a grand style home as they move into their first house. While dreams come in large sizes, starter homes are usually on the smaller size. Financial considerations force us all the settle for a more modest house with more modest features.
We are glad to announce to you that Mastercraft Home Improvements has the skills and design insights to change that situation. We are committed to helping our clients live in the house of their dreams despite the size.
Below are a small sample of the cool remodeling ideas we have used in the past to make smaller homes have the features and appointments you have been missing:
Give your porch the style that it deserves
You cannot overlook the importance of the initial curb appeal of your home. This is just as true when entertaining family and friends or when you go to sell your home. One way to expand the usable space for entertaining is with a full-width porch. The next step of supplying furniture is equally important. Overcrowding any room, including a porch, with furniture will make it look small. For the home in this illustration, we used dueling porch swings Instead of regular chairs or sofas. This simple step almost doubled the entertaining space for this home.
New Home Improvements Should Match Your Home’s Current Design
A very basic but costly mistake people make remodeling their homes is to try for the ‘brand new’ look. This mistake is common when you overlook using a professional designer. For example, if your home has an older design and you just upgrade one area to have a NEW look, it will cause a design disconnect. For example, instead of custom shiplap boards, we remodeled a clients’ house using Gibson and Rye tongue-and-groove #2 flooring. This less expensive option gave the walls of the home the same look at half the price.
Keep Rooms Free of Clutter
When remodeling a small house, keeping the spaces open. This is the same concept we illustrated earlier with the porch remodel. In this example, we were able to make the kitchen in a small house look bigger. We ran countertops along the entire length of the wall. If we had put an island in that small space, the room would look too tight. Another thing we did to make our clients’ kitchen look bigger is hiding the appliances. In this kitchen, we used semi-custom cabinets to conceal the dishwater. It was a low-cost solution to add an element of elegance.
Creativity in the Handling of Cabinetry
In remodeling one client’s small home, we were asked to find space for a washer and dryer. They both have to be fit somewhere no matter how small the house. As you might expect, this required a little creativity. As you can see from the photo, we found space. Something you can’t see in the photo, we used two standard cabinets pegged together to conceal both the dryer and the washer. We have been able to help our clients solve many similar challenges.
Use Local 5-Star Professionals
You cannot afford to choose a trial and error approach when remodeling a small house. You will save time, energy and aggravation by contacting the best available remodeling contractor near us. Visit our site today at www.mastrercrafthomeimprovemet.com to schedule a FREE consultation with the small house professionals.