HOW TO MAKE A ROOM MORE FUNCTIONAL WITHOUT A MAJOR REMODEL Maybe remodeling isn’t in your near future, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add to the livability of your home with a few changes. Many rooms can change direction in simple ways without huge costs. Sometimes just rearranging the furniture and laying the space out differently helps, or it may be as simple as decluttering. If it isn’t contributing to the function of the space, then it could be time to let it go. Replacing furniture gradually with more comfortable and functional furniture is another option. Lighting is another big game changer. Most builders do not spend enough time or budget on lighting. Adding new lighting fixtures or even floor or table lamps will give a room more ambient light, instantly create a cozy feeling where you would want to spend time. Area rugs can also define a space that seems to not have any boundaries, adding color and sound absorption to a sparse space.
FAVORITE ROOMS TO REFRESH While kitchens are the most popular spaces to remodel because they can impact a client’s life so drastically, there is a lot of value in improving your most personal spaces. Clients don’t always put the time and money into their bedroom, which could be considered the second most important space in the home. Those private spaces that truly effect life in a more personal way, when designed with purpose, can be a retreat that enriches life and a relationship. Never underestimate the power in building a stronger relationship as a couple thru a fabulous personal space.
LUXCIOR.com Kathy Anderson is the owner of Eklektik Interios. www.eklektikinteriors.com
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