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Remodeling  /  June 23, 2022

Living Room Remodel Suggestions

Ways to remodel your living room

The living room is one of the most important rooms in the home. Why? It’s right there in the name; the area where you spend the most time relaxing and doing activities that you enjoy. If you feel that your current living room is not conducive to relaxing and recreational activities, remodelling services in Calgary can help. If you feel that your living room needs work but aren’t quite sure what you should do, here are some suggestions, presented in approximately ascending order of complexity.

Choose a New Colour for the Walls

One of the easiest and least expensive updates you can make to any room in the house is a fresh coat of paint in a new colour. The materials are inexpensive, and you can usually complete the job within a matter of hours. The change to your room is immediately evident.

The paint colour you should choose depends on your personality and the effect you want to create in the living room. If you want it to feel light and breezy, choose a light blue shade. A dark blue is more formal and traditional. Earth tones, such as gold and brown, make the space feel warmer and cozier. Neutral palettes are popular because they go with everything. Neutrals can be either light or dark and tinted either warm or cool, making them extremely versatile.

If you find that you are not happy with the update, the room can always be repainted again, making this a remodel that doesn’t require a huge commitment.

Replacing or Adding New Windows

Replacing windows is a moderately complicated living room remodel. It is usually done for practical reasons, such as replacing old, drafty windows with newer ones that are more energy-efficient. However, replacing windows can also be done for aesthetic reasons. For example, you may want to replace a plain, simple window with one that has multiple panes, bevelled edges, or even stained glass.

Maybe you wish that your living room had more natural light and would like to add windows to accomplish this. It is certainly possible to add windows, but it is a much more complicated process than simply replacing the windows that are already there. Adding new windows requires you to cut holes in the wall. Before you can do that, you need to figure out if the wall is load-bearing, i.e., helps to support the weight of the building. If so, you have to compensate for this to avoid compromising your home’s structural integrity. Professional carpentry services can help with either replacing or adding windows to your living room but are absolutely essential in the latter case.

Expand the Space

The open floor plan is a relatively new concept that was only introduced in the mid-20th century. Since then, it has remained consistently popular. Nevertheless, older homes may still have small living rooms, which were originally designed in the interest of energy conservation.

If you would like to take advantage of the open concept, you may be able to accomplish this by removing the wall between the living room and another room. For example, an older home may have a formal dining room that you do not feel suits your lifestyle. It may be possible to remove the wall in between the living and dining rooms to create a larger space. This is a large job that requires a building permit, and it can only be accomplished if the wall is not load-bearing.

Turn to Handyman Connection for Remodelling Services in Calgary

The more complicated a remodelling job, the more confusing it can be for you. Our experienced craftsmen walk you through the process so you understand what’s happening every step of the way. Find out more about the remodelling services available from Handyman Connection.

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