Remodeling your home is a great way to add value to it. However, during your remodeling process, you may find that the choices you’re making are more design-based than function-based. Or, for those with smaller homes, you may need more functionality, but you don’t want to lose your design ideas either. Luckily, there’s a way to marry the two. Here’s how.
Understand Your Storage and Functionality Needs
It’s pretty clear that Americans need more space in their home for all of their stuff. How much storage you need is relative to your home’s size and the number of things you have.
One sage advice is to declutter before you attempt any interior design changes. Removing clutter can decrease the amount of storage that you need.
Once you know just how much storage you’ll need, you can trust an interior decorator to help you choose the storage pieces you need.
Functionality is another thing to consider. What does functional mean to you? Is it automated? Or does it just need to work? If you live in Fort Wayne, an interior designer can help you find Smart and automated appliances and other electronics that don’t clash with your design.
Determine Your Interior Design
There are tons of different interior designs from which to choose. Do you love the minimalism of modernism? Perhaps you enjoy the warm sensations inspired by a chic farmhouse design? No matter what design makes you feel like home, you’re sure to find what you need at Hassett Designs. An interior decorator can put together pieces, wall paint samples, and other decorations to help bring your design together.
We can choose furniture or shelving units that provide that storage without sacrificing your design because we understand what your storage needs are.
Consider Lifestyle Changes
Every home changes. If you have children, then they’ll eventually move out. You may be left with large rooms that you don’t know what to do with. For the time being, you’ll want to wait on remodeling your home to include more space. You’ll likely end up needing less space in a few years, anyway.
Instead, it would help if you planned for the future. That might mean that your functional design gears a bit more toward practical than design. We can help you determine what rooms you should keep and what spaces can be transformed into something else.
When the time comes that your kids have moved out, then you’ll want to revisit those rooms and remodel them again. It may finally be time to have your own home office or a personal gym area.
Make The Home Energy-Efficient
One part of functionality that shouldn’t be overlooked is how energy efficient your home is. The design can also include certain materials or appliances that can improve that efficiency. You may want to remodel your windows, for example.
Remodeling your windows to make them larger can increase the natural lighting of your home. This can make rooms feel more spacious. It can also decrease the need you have to light it with artificial lighting.
Certain appliances are also more energy-efficient than others. With your design in mind, you can pick the one that will give you the most significant energy savings and still fits the design of the room.
Use Design Pieces to Make Messes Disappear
One of the coolest aspects of some design pieces like furniture is that it can also be used for storage. Bench seats can open up and have items placed within them. Even couches may have a drawer on the bottom that gives you more places to store things. You can use your favorite type of furniture to give your home more functionality in storage space.
An experienced interior designer can even help you find secret ways to add storage to your home without sacrificing the design. You can create drawers in your stairs, for example, for a quick way to put away items. Because the stairs already exist, it doesn’t take away from the design of the room.
You can even paint the stairs a certain shade of color to make them match the rest of the design of the room.
Start Your Design Today
Functionality doesn’t have to be sacrificed to have a great-looking home. For those in Fort Wayne, all it requires is an interior decorator and the high-quality products of Hassett Designs. Take a look at our website today to see some of the incredible projects we’ve worked on in the past. Give our skilled and experienced team a call today to get your remodeling project started. By the time our team has done, you’ll have the perfect home that does what you need it to do and looks how you’ve always dreamed it should look.