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Tips for Planning the Perfect Home Layout

At some time in your life, you may reach a point where you are able to completely customize your home. Perhaps you bought an old home you plan to completely remodel, or maybe instead of moving somewhere else, you’ve decided to make changes to fit your new lifestyle. Whatever the case may be, customizing and remodelling your home can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming, especially when faced with making decisions about the layout. That’s why, in today’s post, we are going to provide you with a few tips you should keep in mind when it comes time to create the perfect layout for your home.

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Make a Budget

Next to creating the actual layout of your remodel, creating a budget is one of the most important aspects of any home design. The last thing you want to do is fall in love with the improvements only to learn you can’t afford them. In order to create a budget, we recommend determining what aspects of your layout are most important. Is a larger kitchen absolutely essential? Do you need to create another small room for laundry? Once you’ve listed your priorities, you can create the actual layout of your home, sticking to your budget during each step.

Decide the Size of Your Home

First and foremost, you want to make a decision on the size of your home. If you’re planning on making improvements within the existing layout, size isn’t as important. However, if you plan to expand certain areas of your home, size is something to consider. This is an especially important element if you’re tearing down and rebuilding a home you recently purchased. We recommend taking some time to map out your ideas and look at how your improvements will impact the size of your home, as well as the size of your outdoor space before your contractors get started on the work.

Closed vs. Open Layouts

Layout is another aspect you will want to consider carefully before you get started. The two most common layouts are closed and open layouts. Closed layouts are more traditional and often leave areas of your home closed off. For example, you may have a wall separating the kitchen and the living room. An open layout, on the other hand, can make the inside of your home feel bigger. Instead of separate rooms in your home, the space is much more open, with few, if any, walls separating different areas. Open layouts have become extremely popular. However, it’s important for you to consider which layout will work best for you and your family.

Save the Details for Last

As you begin designing your home and your new layout, it can be easy to get caught up in the design elements. You may start dreaming about the color you want to paint the walls or the different light fixtures you want to put in the kitchen. While these aspects play an important role in the finished product of your home, they aren’t as important in the beginning. Before you start planning the design, it’s vital that you focus on the layout. You can always change the color of a room or the type of pendant light you use in the dining room, but it takes a lot more effort, time, and money to completely rearrange the layout of your home.

Consider Your Lifestyle

One thing that people often forget to consider is their lifestyle. You want the layout of your home to be consistent with your lifestyle, meaning you want to have enough room to do what you love to do. For example, if you love to host large gatherings or big family holidays, you may want to prioritize extra space in your kitchen and dining room. If you’re someone who doesn’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen, but you’ve built a reputation for amazing movie nights, you may want to focus on your living room, or even factor a home theater into your new layout.

Ready to Get Started?

Are you excited about planning the new layout of your home? If you’re in need of help from the experts, look no further than Connect Group in Toronto! Our team of professionals has years of experience, and we can provide you with a variety of home improvement services, including home design. You don’t want to settle for less than the best, so reach out to our team, and get started on your home design project today.

We look forward to helping you!