Angie's List: Creating more space in your home

Angie's list
Friday, June 28, 2013 - 8:43am

Are you looking for more room in your home? One of the most common reasons to remodel a home is to create more space.

In todays Angie's list report, we will show you how to maximize and make the space work for you.

Lori's house was built in the late 1940's, The kitchen's appliances were falling apart, so in addition to updating the appliances, it was also a good time to remodel the kitchen and change up its space.

One of the most common reasons to remodel a home is to create more space, especially in older homes that have smaller rooms and less square footage.

For example, if you have a small boxy kitchen and living room, we're seeing trends towards taking the walls down and opening the space up.

"A lot of times we'll come in and we'll open up a wall in between rooms. Usually a family room and a kitchen, and then we'll completely redo the kitchen and often make an island where that wall used to be so that it's all inclusive."

"The idea of opening up space in your house might seem like a simple project, but it's actually pretty tricky because when it comes to taking walls out of your home you want to be sure you know exactly what you are doing. Consulting with a professional, like a structural engineer, to make sure you're not taking out a load bearing wall, which could lead to disaster.

An Interior Designer or decorator, even a professional organizer, can also help you maximize the space you have.

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