When you think of some characteristics of what might make a home desirable, you often hear phrases like “open floor plan” and “updated kitchen.” So naturally, combining two of those coveted expressions together into one, and having an “updated, open floor plan kitchen” gives you the best of everything.
If you are considering putting your house on the market and want to add value to its selling price, or if you are simply looking to give your kitchen a much-needed facelift, a kitchen remodel with an open floor plan is a home renovation that is simultaneously a need and a want. And for good reason—the kitchen is the room in your house that generally gets the most use. It’s the focal point of the casual family dinner, the place where your best entertaining occurs, and the site where your most memorable recipes are created. So of course this room should always look its best—and a new look, complete with a sleek design, new appliances, and an open floor plan, is just what the (design) doctor ordered.
However, starting a kitchen remodel can be intimidating for any homeowner. Here’s our quick guide to understanding why a kitchen with an open floor plan is the best choice for your upcoming kitchen redesign.
Understand What an Open Floor Plan Is
While the term may be self-explanatory, an open floor plan space embraces wide open spaces while minimizing small, confining rooms. Instead of having three smaller enclosed spaces, like your dining room, living room, and kitchen, an open floor plan quite literally knocks the walls down and turns three small rooms into one large one.
This first became a popular construction and design trend in the mid 1900’s, when home builders saw this plan as an efficient use of square footage.
Why An Open Floor Plan Is Best
The pros of having an open floor plan kitchen are numerous, but the biggest advantage of an open floor plan living space is the additional space, more natural lighting, and quality spaces to entertain, all while maintaining the square footage and structure of your current home. A kitchen that is easily accessible to your primary living space makes both large parties and intimate gatherings a pleasure for all involved.The kitchen of your dreams can become a reality with the help of your friends and experts at Cumberland Kitchen & Bath. Call us today to get the process started! We can be reached at 401-334-7317. You can also visit us in person at 1764 Mendon Road.
Spring is finally here, and for most of us that means spring cleaning projects. This season, many homeowners are taking the plunge and opting to remodel. Two parts of the home that many families choose to update are the kitchen and the bathroom. Even small changes in these two areas can make a huge difference both now and for future resale.
Are you expecting company this summer? That makes spring a great time to update and renovate your kitchen. A new quartz island or peninsula is both attractive and functional. Beautiful, durable quartz is rapidly replacing granite as the go-to finish for countertops, both in kitchens and baths. Quartz is nonporous, won’t absorb moisture or odors, and is available in a huge variety of colors and styles. Touchless faucets practically read your mind with sensors that respond in milliseconds, while making even the most mundane kitchen task fun! Water filtration units deliver pure, particle-free water, and new features enable you to tackle your toughest kitchen tasks while saving water.
Kitchen updates can improve the traffic flow and make your kitchen perfect for your family. From places for the kids to do homework, to an island big enough for everybody to help with meal prep, today’s kitchen designs truly offer something for everyone. Smart storage options help eliminate clutter and create a more visually appealing space for you and your guests. Soft-close doors and hidden microwave drawers improve functionality, while exotic wood finishes and countertops create that “wow” factor you crave.
Updating or remodeling a bathroom gives you the opportunity to create additional space and improve functionality. Imagine how much just going from a single to a double sink would improve your family’s quality of life! The bathroom is another place where a little modernization can make a huge difference. Water and energy conserving features can offset some of the cost of the remodel in future savings. Want to create a private oasis with a spa-like bathroom? Whirlpool tubs and luxurious finishes provide a soothing environment where you can wash away the cares of the day in style and comfort.
As your family has grown, maybe you’ve discovered the need for an additional bathroom. Homeowners are getting creative here - adding bathrooms in basements, additions, even garages! With the warmer weather coming, maybe now is the time to add a guest bath or a garage bathroom to make cleaning up after outdoor activities or swimming more convenient.