One of the advantages of buying a property that needs to be renovated is that you’ll have the chance to redesign the layout of the house, make changes to the spaces, adapt them to your needs, and in the end, you’ll have a house that’s made-to-measure.
When embarking on this new project, it’s important that you’re clear about your home renovation ideas, so that you can inform the team that will be bringing your project to life. At Pure Palma, our home renovation and design specialists are waiting to meet you and work with you right from the start, in order to get to know your preferences and ensure that after the renovation, you’ll have the house that you’ve always dreamed of. Here, we’ll share some of the key points and renovation ideas that you must take into account when redesigning the layout of your home.
In order to get the most out of the space, pay plenty of attention to the hallways, structural elements, drainpipes, light and how you’re planning to use each space. It’s also key that you identify which are the load-bearing walls and which are partitions and can be knocked through. This research will set out the limits and possibilities of your project.
Within the limits offered by the house that requires renovation, it’s always best to take advantage of the main light sources for communal areas such as living spaces or the kitchen, allocating the darker spaces for the bedrooms and bathrooms.
Multifunctional open spaces
A current trend in interior design is the combination of multiple environments within one area; a design which enables you to gain even more space and is perfect for renovating older houses. For example, designing just one open space which includes the main social spaces in the house, such as the living room, dining room or the kitchen.
A house without hallways
If you like hallways, skip to the next step. However, if you’re not that bothered, you’ll be interested to know that there are many projects that completely bypass these areas, gaining even more valuable metres to work with in the house.
Once these points are clearly outlined, the next step is to map out the possibilities that the house offers and share them with the team that will be carrying out the renovation. Also, don’t forget the importance of interior design during the renovation process and the options it offers when it comes to making the most out of the space.