Buying a property that you like does not necessarily mean that you love everything that it includes. For instance, you may have bought a home with a closed off floor plan knowing that it is something that you would change in the future. When you are ready to make this change a reality, you will want to hire a remodeling contractor to begin working on the plans and then following through with the execution.
Take Down Walls
One of the most impactful things that you will need to do to achieve this goal is take down walls. It is the walls that separate one room to the next, such as the kitchen to the living room. But, since there may be load-bearing walls at certain points, you do not want to take a risk in doing it on your own. Remodeling professionals will inspect your home until they know exactly where the load-bearing parts are located. It will be up to you to decide how open you want the home to be as some walls do not need to come down. You could always keep up a breakfast nook with cabinetry above to avoid losing out on storage space.
The flooring throughout the home will look quite different because several rooms will be turned into one. Additionally, you will have areas where walls once were that now need to be given flooring. It is beneficial to pick a flooring type that allows you to mesh all the floors together or just replace everything. You could also create a visual indicator to the start of the living room portion by switching to a different floor type.
Another task that you will need to have worked on is the lighting. The lights will have been designed and setup in a way to light each room individually, but now you will want to have widespread lighting. This means you will want to make some changes to the existing lights that are mounted to the ceiling. An easy way to handle this is to make the switch to recessed lighting and just put these lights all over. It may be possible to keep the task lighting because these areas should not see much change or any at all.
Turning your home into one with an open floor plan is an achievable goal when you hire a remodeling contractor and work with them throughout the entire process. For more information, contact a business such as Sure-Fire Contracting Inc.