Blending His & Her Renovation Styles
It’s a classic design dilemma: a couple is ready to make a house a home, only to find out that their styles couldn’t be more different. This is an all too common problem that often leaves one party with too little influence. This post will help you take the best of both styles and blend them into one great renovation.
Traditional, Meet Modern
Take for example a Fairfax family of three was ready to build their dream home. They hired an architect and interior designer to create a cozy but spacious home that would balance her love for modern and his love of traditional. For those of you keeping track at home, modern and traditional styles don’t always see eye to eye.
The couple already had already selected a house in between Fairfax and Reston. Although they initially wanted to tear down the home completely and start from scratch, they quickly realized the home was in excellent structural shape and did not need a complete tear down. So, the design idea was set in motion; design a bright and open home that embraces the outdoors — and the couple’s opposite styles.
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Despite their differences in styles, the new home owners agreed that they wanted a home that felt open and bright – something that would work well with both of their styles. A great way to blend traditional and modern design elements is by going with more traditional building elements – such as hardwood flooring, eight foot tall doors and tall base boards. Then to compliment her style, bring in modern furniture. That way if you ever sell your house in 10 – 20 years, you won’t be left wondering what happened to your modern style.
Another great design feature that crosses over all styles is natural light. Adding as many double pane, low-e windows as possible will not only help with the sustainability of your home but also increase the amount of time you’ll enjoy spending inside your home. Make sure to add lots of windows to common areas like living rooms and family rooms. Also be sure to add a window or two in hallways and corridors. This make those narrow passage ways more usable.
Next time you and your significant other argue over design styles, don’t fret! There is always room for both styles in your home remodeling project. Make sure to give Elite Home Remodeling a call to find out how we can help you with your next home remodeling project.