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16 Tips for Remodeling Your Living Room to Create the Ideal Space

Saturday, October 22, 2022   /   by Laura Larson

16 Tips for Remodeling Your Living Room to Create the Ideal Space

A living room redesign might be anything from a minor facelift to totally rebuilt.  Consider how you want to use the space first. Are you going to host guests and need more seating? Does the space need to be more usable for daily activities? You can start creating a plan once you've decided how you'll use the area.

We have selected some of the best advice and professional insights for remodeling a space to assist you as you start your living room redesign. Let's get going.

#1: Start by organizing and cleaning your living room.
It's crucial to have a clear view of the entire room, free of messes or clutter. This enables you to divide your room into zones, take precise measurements, and explore all of its corners.

According to Viktor Dub of The DIY Plan, decluttering will speed up the renovation process and prevent you from having to move stuff around.

#2: Identify the remodeling project's goal.
Finding the project's objective should be one of your first priorities when beginning a renovation job. If you're remodeling, are you trying to sell your home or are you going to stay in your home and want to update your space?

#3: Pose some inquiries to yourself.
You should pause and ask yourself a few things before you start demolishing walls or laying new flooring. Your responses need to influence the overall layout of your home renovation.

#4: Create a vision for the area.
Any remodeling project needs to have a clear vision. The Northeast Kitchen Remodel & Design Build crew begs you to remember your renovation goal at all times. It's crucial to consider the overall style and feel you want to create while redesigning your living room, they advise. "Make sure the design, colors, and materials are in line with your concept. Natural materials, like wood, stone, and rattan, are popular in the interior design sector, for instance. Use a limited color scheme to assist you to create a professional atmosphere if you're going for a modern vibe."

#5: Consider your room's usability.
Consider your usage patterns before making changes to your living room. According to Michele Murphy, owner of Michelle Murphy Interior Design, "Lighting, furniture, paint color, and décor can have such an impact on how you feel, so it's crucial to choose functional and stylish solutions." Comfortable couches are wonderful for family time, but more expensive furniture may set a posh atmosphere for entertaining.

#6: Take into account how your living room is connected to the rest of your house.
Do not forget to consider how your new living area will blend in with the rest of your house.

#7: Consider art at an early stage.
Contrary to popular assumption, you should design your space around any art you have. By doing this, your space will flow together and provide a seamless experience rather than a chaotic collection of things.

#8: Include your personality and sense of style when remodeling your living space.
Making your living area reflect your individuality will make you feel at home and at ease there.

#9: Get ready for expensive stuff
Building a fireplace, adding or removing walls, and installing new flooring all require professional assistance. Therefore, before you spend a lot of money, conduct your homework and weigh your possibilities.

#10: But keep in mind that remodeling doesn't have to be expensive.
Even while updating your living room can be pricey, it doesn't have to be. With a few easy DIY projects, you can quickly and cheaply remodel your area without breaking the bank.

#11: Consider your paint options
Before choosing your living room redesign, give careful thought to your paint alternatives because the right paint choice may make or break a place.

Nowadays, a lot of homes use monochromatic color schemes. "A common technique to get a monochrome palette is by painting the entire living room the same color, including the ceiling, fireplace, and mantel," says Danae Branson of Elite Design Assistants. Utilizing natural, neutral colors like whites, tans, natural hardwoods, and accents of black for contrast is another choice.

#12: Plan your flooring.
The flooring in your living room is a crucial component. Refinishing your flooring, though, can be pricey. 

#13: Think about how you can give your space personality.
Today, a lot of homeowners prefer a natural feel in their living spaces, according to Edgar Herrera of AA Marble & Granite. "Using elegant stone or quartz panels is a fantastic method to do this. Interesting patterns can be seen in quartz stones, which are also incredibly robust, long-lasting, and simple to maintain."

#14: Your room can be anchored with built-ins
Instead of employing free-standing furniture, consider incorporating traditional built-ins to unify your space. Built-in cabinetry can increase the value of a home, according to Erica Islas of EMI Interior Design. "In addition to adding value, it also enhances the aesthetics and adds architectural detail. If you have extra time, use it to include areas for artwork, sculptures, and other distinctive objects.

#15: Add furniture to revitalize your space
Concentrate on the large furniture items now that your structural work is finished. Renowned interior designer Kaitlin Madden advises making an investment in classic furniture that you can embellish in the future.

#16: Put the finishing touches.
Your room is finally almost finished. Your walls are painted, your furniture is in place, and your floors are gorgeous. Making the finishing touches is the last thing you need to do.
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Laura Larson
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Warrenton, VA 20187
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