When remodeling a house, or a living room for that matter, there are always two resources that would never run out and yet would never be enough – money and time. These must be used properly along with a well prepared plan. A plan that is flexible but backed by organized ideas that would make this room a lot better than your present one. So here are some useful tips that would help you maximize your sources in remodeling your living room.
If you want a major reconstruction, anticipate a lot of crashing, removal and replacements. You can never remodel if you are not willing to subject your room with some major changes.
First, start with the ceiling. It is always best to turn down the whole ceiling if you want to change the atmosphere of the house. If it is too low then give it a height. If it is too high that you are already sacrificing the energy efficiency of the house, adjust a bit on its height. Also, take note of the materials. Since the living room usually functions as the entertainment room, it is often more appropriate to use sound-proofed materials as ceiling.
Second, consider the walls. Color is not the only change that you can do when wanting to change the look of your living room. Try focusing on what new materials you could add to them. Also, be ready to take it down in order to extend the size of the living room while maximizing the unnecessary space allocated to adjacent rooms. If your house was built decades ago, consider changing the panels. You can use wood, glass or steal for real texture.
Third, consider new flooring. Add more feel and coziness not by just replacing the carpets with newer ones. Take off the flooring if possible and replace it with tiles, vinyl and others. Carpets and area rugs are great but you have a lot wider choices for flooring.
Lastly, maximize your storage potential. Consider built-in cabinets and shelves. If the room is tight, choose furniture or items that have multiple functions such as a table that has a lower shelf for magazines or newspaper.
Crucial to remodeling the living room is your knowledge of the ideas that you would want to use. However, not everyone could have the right ideas at the right moment so be sure to check into helpful resources for living room remodeling such as magazines, books, the internet and experts on home improvement.