3 Ways to Open Up an Older Home

By fiderioandsons May 12, 2021

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If you live in an older home, you might notice that the rooms are closed off and don’t have a lot of open space. Even though the square footage of the house might be sufficient for your needs, it can still feel cramped. The good news is that a remodeling contractor can create open space in your home or make it feel more open. Here are three effective ways you can consider opening up your older home.

Add Windows

Many times creating a more open home doesn’t involve major renovations. Something as simple as replacing windows in your house can go a long way in letting more natural light enter the home. And if space allows, consider adding a few more windows. The more natural light you can let into the home, the bigger and brighter it will feel. The main challenge of this project is figuring out how to decorate the walls or place furniture since you might not have a solid wall anymore. However, the result of having more natural light is worth it.

Connect With Your Outdoor Space

Adding back patio doors can make your home feel more open because it connects your home to your outdoor space. Many older homes have a backyard, but they weren’t designed to be used as they are today. A remodeling contractor can install back patio doors to make your backyard much more accessible, so you can use it more easily and not feel like you’re limited to indoor activities.

Add Large Openings Between Rooms

Some older homes allow for taking out walls between rooms and creating a single, larger room. However, depending on the design and layout, this isn’t always the best option. Instead, you could make larger openings between the rooms, making them feel more connected without actually combining them. You’ll still have two separate rooms to allow for decorating and furniture placement, but the openness will be more apparent.

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Fiderio & Sons can help you with virtually any home renovation project you want to tackle. Many people want to create open space in their older homes, and oftentimes the project is not as difficult or costly as the homeowner expects. We would be happy to provide you with a free estimate on your project or discuss some ideas with you, so don’t hesitate to contact us at any time to get started.

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