The simple concept of removing a wall in the home to create a more open concept design has been around for some time. However, the easy thought can quickly turn into something that is not so easy. Knowing what walls in the home are load bearing, and cannot be taken completely down is something a professional has to determine.
Why This is Not a DIY Job
Removing any walls throughout the home is not something you can just jump forward with. Having a contractor on-site can provide more insight on whether or not the walls are holding weight. This weight, if the walls is removed, will come crashing down; leaving you without a home.
Having the ability to remove a wall, even a load bearing one, can be great. It allows you to have a more open concept design inside your home. However, when it is a load bearing wall, then special precautions need to be taken to ensure that it is not something that is going to make the home fall down around you. Pillars, columns or even open windows in the wall are ideal when the wall is, indeed, holding weight.
Some Open Concept Design Ideas
There are numerous open concept design ideas that you can go with, depending on which areas of the home you’d like to open up and make more spacious. Usually, the bathrooms and bedrooms inside the home are not touched.
Kitchens with an open design allow you to see into the other rooms, which is ideal when speaking with kids or company. You can open the kitchen into the dining area, and make it all one space. Even opening the kitchen up to both the living room and dining area provides a more flowing, ideal look into the home. You can see the main rooms with one glance into them.
Living rooms can also be opened up and flow into the other rooms of the home. Perhaps a small room is off to the side that is used as a play room, or an office. Having these two spaces have a way to flow into one another can create a more modern appeal. Opening the doorway, and allowing a different type of door, such as barn doors can provide a beautiful appeal inside the home through the open concept design ideas.
Speak with us here at American Renovation Services regarding a quote for creating an open concept design inside your home by removing those walls. You can have a more open, bright floor plan that welcomes guests, and you, home. Allow us to take care of everything from start to finish, and you just let us know your dreams for your new kitchen.