Having rooms that flow together is important. It allows any sized house to feel more like a cohesive home. You can even make a smaller room feel larger simply by having the right flow. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get your current home to flow better if you know where to look.
One simple way to give your home better flow is to give it a bit more of an open feel. Go out and buy a few storage units that meld with your home and rid each room of anything that clutters the space. You can then store those units in the room if they match, or in closets or the basement if you want them out of sight.
The flow isn’t just the furniture. Find a style of lighting you like, and that makes your home look great, and add that type of light into the different rooms of your home you want to flow better. Lighting is an inexpensive way to update your home, and if you get one style put up in your home, it also boosts the cohesiveness between the rooms.
Think about how many rooms in your home have cabinet doors or drawers. What would it do to your home to make all the cupboard door handles match, and then to make all the drawer pulls match? You can have all the same details in your bedrooms, bathrooms, utility rooms and your kitchen, to give your home a better feel of cohesion, which adds to the flow.
When you want a room to flow better, use one part as the room’s focal point; then, once you have that focal point picked out, set up the rest of the room around that area. For example, if you want your bathroom to flow better, you could use a new bathtub as your focal point. That way the renovation cost is relative to that central point and the small details that you get to perk up the room.
One of the most commonly overlooked ways of improving flow is through paint. Not only should you find colors that complement each other in the different rooms of your home, but you should also find colors that you can use both inside and outside your home. Flow does not mean only inside your home. The outside of your home can, and should, flow, too. Find colors that you like, and extend the flow of your home into your outdoor space as well.
Should you need any help with renovations to improve the flow of your home, find a renovator with experience relevant to the work you are looking to have done. That way, you can get the result you want without paying a ton for it.
Curtis and his team were knowledgeable and easy to work with. My bathroom reno went smoothly and it looks great!
I have had 30 years of deterred maintenance converted into an attractive home by the team from All Canadian Renovations. This involved totally refreshing and recarpeting the main floor living room and hallway. The bathroom was refreshed and a new window installed. Work on the lower level involved replacing flooring, ceiling and lighting in my finished basement and refinishing the walls. Beautiful custom storage cabinets and a doorway to the laundry area were installed. The upper level saw demolition of damaged walls, refinishing and upgraded insulation. The hardwood floors were refinished.
The main project was the conversion of an old small galley kitchen into an efficient, attractive work space. Demolition to the studs, repair of structural damage, reconfiguration and the installation of custom cabinetry, flooring, lighting, countertops plumbing and window created a beautiful unit which is a pleasure to be in.
After weeks of careful planning and preparation, the entire project from demolition to cleanup took only two months. This was accomplished by masterful co-ordination the various trades and an efficient workforce. All work was of the highest quality.
The main forte of ACR is communication coupled with close supervision. From the beginning, Curtis and Werner could not have been more helpful. I was kept informed of all happenings. The team was also very receptive to input and feedback and changes that were structurally feasible were easily discussed. Curtis, Werner and the project manager were easy to reach and responded promptly to questions. The tone was one of total honesty, helpfulness and integrity.
I have no hesitation about recommending ACR to anyone contemplating a renovation. Their creativity, efficiency, quality of work and integrity speak for themselves.