Living in Minnesota, we understand the value of taking advantage of the precious warm months when they finally come our way, but what if you can enjoy them year-round? You spend endless hours in your family spaces – the kitchen, living room, and beyond. If you’re thinking about your upcoming home remodel or new addition, consider making accommodations to enhance your space to bring the outdoors in. Here are some things to consider:
- Natural Light: A set of sliding doors leading from your open kitchen onto an outdoor patio or garden area, or a wall of windows in your living area can allow for tons of natural light and a floor-to-ceiling visual of your green space.
- Open Floor Plan: Opening up your space to allow seamless flow from the kitchen, dining, living area, and entry way is a trend we don’t see going away any time soon. Consider taking down some walls to allow ultimate family face-time while still accounting for semi-private space for eating, studying and relaxing.
- Entryway or Mudroom: To create a clean transition between the outdoors and your living space, consider an entryway or mudroom to keep the dirt, wet feet and shoes out of the main living space.
- Upstairs Laundry: Maybe there’s space for this in your new entry or mudroom, or maybe a separate upstairs laundry area makes more sense in your space. Relocating laundry to the main floor improves efficiency and easy of use, allowing more time with family..
Your wants and needs are at the forefront of our design process. Reach out today to see how we can make your bright, spacious family space dreams a reality!