INSPIRING REMODEL TIPS FROM 3Rs CONSTRUCTION
The year-end holiday season motivates people to think about meals with family and friends. And when meals and entertaining become the focus, kitchen and dining room space (or the lack of space) becomes an issue. Doing a kitchen and dining remodel together makes perfect sense but may not be in the budget. Giving your dining room an update may be just the ticket!
So with all the socializing going on these days, updating your dining space is a great way to make it more functional for your lifestyle. Open concept in home design is still very popular because of its ability to create versatile space for entertaining. Whether grand entertaining is your goal or small intimate gatherings your thing, consider these five foundational design elements when you plan a dining room remodel.
1. Architectural Style
2. Flooring Options
3. Wall Finishes
Any single-room remodel in your home should be influenced by the architectural style in which it was built. If you have a 15 year old craftsman style home, a modern Asian update would probably feel out of place. Your update should feel seamless and like it belongs with the rest of your home design, especially if you are connecting to an existing kitchen or removing walls.
Consider how you live when you choose flooring! Do you have pets or children? Do you live on a farm or a townhouse? Do you like to clean or do you do the very least to keep things nice? There are options available that are best for YOU! Do your research on flooring materials and ask your building contractor for recommendations. Function will make all the difference on how much you enjoy your new update.
Whether you are adding or taking out a wall, make sure you don’t overlook the wall finish. Even if all the other rooms in your house have a basic painted finish, you can be more creative if you want! How about a stylish color for an accent wall? Bead board wainscoting? Textured wallpaper? Again, the style of your house should influence your choice. Need ideas? Check Pinterest!
Lighting for your remodeled dining room isn’t just about the chandelier, (although it can be a major statement piece). If there is no natural light, then maybe a window or glass door would be a nice change. Transitions from your kitchen could include pendant lights that complement your chandelier choice. Give yourself the option of alternate lighting such as dimmable sconces or rope lights in a pan ceiling or crown molding.
The centerpiece of your dining room is your table and chairs. If there is something you really like, design your dining room around its size and shape, otherwise, choose something that suits your entertaining and daily living style. If most of your meals are a free-for-all and your guests mingle about the room, then something tall and narrow could be the perfect choice. If you prefer a sit-down meal, a table that can adjust in size may be better. Chairs, benches, stools, matched, or mismatched, make the choice that blends with your décor.
Don’t forget about storage if you need it. A hutch, bar, built-ins, or shelving can make a big difference in the function of the room. Just don’t make it too crowded. Furniture should fit the scale of your space so that you and your guests have room to move about!
Are you ready for a dining room change now? 3Rs Construction is ready to help you. We have the experience you are looking for when it’s time for a home remodel. Give us a call! 503-363-1059 or use our website contact page. Our estimates are free and our team can provide inspiration to make your dining room, kitchen, bathroom, or other special space just right for the way you live!