Buying a house is a huge financial investment – usually your single biggest asset. Some home buyers are able to distance themselves completely and make a decision based strictly on financial considerations, but for most of us, it’s also an emotional investment. How a house feels and how you dream of living in its rooms is as important (or even more important) than the fiscal side of things.
Old houses are generally comprised of a series of smaller rooms, and the existing layout isn’t always in keeping with how people want to live today. This house had four separate rooms on the ground floor, and a cramped kitchen, so the first step was to combine the kitchen and the dining area into one open-plan room. Making structural changes and removing an entire wall to redefine how the spaces work isn’t cheap, but removing the wall and installing a flush-mount beam in the ceiling gave us a wide-open space to work with. You may regret not doing many things in a renovation, but I’ve never had a client regret opening a space up.
Source & Connect: Sarah Richardson