Remodeling space in your Naples-area home can make that space much more usable and comfortable. But even when the structural work is done, you've probably got an additional task in front of you. How should you finish the room to make it more usable and welcoming? How can you create a room that captures your personality?
Here are a few things to think about before you rush out to purchase furniture or décor.
How will you use the space? Is it a private space? Will you use it for entertaining? Will it be a space that guests move in and out of freely, or is it more of a destination room? How do you make full use of the space without having it feel cluttered?
What wall colors do you want? Again, considering how the room will be used makes a difference. And while there is a definite trend toward lighter rooms that capture natural light, you don’t want to take that brightness too far. You’ll want the wall colors to make guests (or family members) feel comfortable. It’s also important to consider your views. Will the wall colors you’re thinking about accentuate the views from the room—or compete?
If you’re purchasing new pieces of furniture for your room, what style should you consider? If you’ve created a very modern room, more traditional seating may look and feel out of place. As mentioned above, you’ll also want to keep space in mind. Too much furniture can make the room feel crowded (and even take away the natural light you’ve incorporated into the room). Too little furniture can make a room feel sparse and unwelcoming. One way to maximize your room’s space—without sacrificing floor space—is to consider built-in features. Here’s a look at some options for doing that. Of course, this is something you’ll want to consider before your project is complete.
The kind of lighting you use in your remodeled room makes a huge impact on how the room looks and feels. How you light your remodeled room is critical to how it feels. You’ll want to consider both pre-wired lighting (and fixtures) and stand-alone (movable) light fixtures and lamps. Again, keep function in mind as you plan your lighting. Do you want to create conversation areas? Are you planning a reading area or a place for watching television?
Because so many homes now use open concept design plans it’s important to consider how your remodeled room looks from other rooms. You’ll want to consider how one room transitions into another. For instance: is there a smooth and natural transition from your kitchen to your dining room or family room? How can you define specific spaces (cooking/dining/relaxing) without the use of walls?
You’ll probably want your home to have a consistent feel to it. That doesn’t mean you necessarily have to have a “theme” that runs throughout the home, but you’ll probably want to ensure a certain consistency of design throughout the house. You may want to break with that in certain circumstances, such as creating a game room or a media room. But for the rest of the home, you’ll most likely want a similar overall look and feel.
One of the advantages of working with a design-build remodeler is that we help you to think through a lot of these things ahead of time. Then, when your project is complete, it’s much easier for you to finish it off with the right finals touches. Our professional design team has years of experience and can help you think through each of these issues and help you make choices that will fit your sense of design and your lifestyle. On top of that, they keep their fingers on the pulse of evolving trends within the industry so that your home will look fresh and never outdated.