Are you looking to add more space to your home in Halifax without having to add a whole addition?
Many older homes in Halifax follow a design philosophy of one room per function. Having walls between dining rooms, living rooms, and kitchens is not only an inefficient way to use space; it creates barriers between rooms making it more difficult to entertain or spend quality time with family. Creating an open concept living space for your Halifax, Nova Scotia home might be the answer you are looking for. If you are not prepared to add an addition to your home, consider re-configuring the floor plan instead. Not sure where to start? No problem, that’s what we are here for! Get inspired by looking at other open concept floor plans and photographs of our work. Compare them to your current living space, what do you like about the design? Is it the layout or the finishes that catch your attention? Homes in the greater Halifax, Nova Scotia area are trending towards open concept living by getting rid of walls and creating ‘Great Rooms’ in their place where shared family activities flow, and encourage a greater sense of sharing, and love. In this project, Case Design/Remodeling replaced walls with pillars for structural reasons, and visual definition of the various zones.
Kitchen Remodel with open concept design including living room and back entryway, by Case Design/Remodeling. To view the full project click here.
Time to Take Down the Barriers
The older home belonging to these plans dates from an era when lower and upper levels followed similar footprints. While it is still possible to imagine where the ground floor walls used to be, they have given way to a magnificent Great Room with perfect flows. Remodeling a house with an entrance lobby offers even more space to recover. Bringing natural lightand brightness to the space by taking down walls, does great things to the value of our most important asset. We could trim down over-sized living space and reinvent it as walk-in pantries, computer stations, and storage for laundry appliances. This Case Design/Remodeling project replaced interior walls with pillars here, providing an open feel with some area definition.
Open concept design living room, kitchen and dining area, by Case Design/Remodeling Halifax. To view the full project click here.
Time to Improve the Quality of Life
Homes with separate kitchens, dining rooms, sitting rooms, and studies create artificial barriers at times when the family regathers in the evening to share precious time together. Combining separated spaces into Great Rooms like this can improve the quality of family living. Take this Halifax kitchen renovation for an example. See how the dining room migrated to the heart of the kitchen where it doubles as a food preparation worktop before meals.
For this family, living a healthy lifestyle was really important to them. This Halifax kitchen design provides a substantial amount of counter space for preparing meals after a visit to the Halifax Seaport Market. To view the full project click here.
This innovative kitchen remodel in Halifax creates a space for a family to perform all activities together. Mom and dad can cook in the kitchen while the children play in the living room. To view the full project click here.
If you are interested in adding more living space to your Halifax, Nova Scotia home, or require a kitchen, bathroom, addition, or renovation, check out our additions gallery for inspiration.
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