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Open to Possibilities

April 28th, 2016 Posted in Design, General Design

What comes to mind when you think of your dream remodel? Chances are, it includes a bright, open multipurpose space. A space that is advantageous for cooking, dining, entertaining, and living. For these purposes and many more, the open plan is becoming a standard in new construction. It has proven to be essential for adapting to our modern lifestyle and complex schedules with its fluidity of space. With this slowly becoming the norm, many people in Corvallis that are purchasing or are currently living in an older home are planning to update. This takes careful design and coordination to incorporate your needs and achieve a practical remodel that will stand the test of time. The Gazette Times wrote an article on one of our current projects that covers just that—updating an older home by creating an open plan. They followed it throughout the construction process. Their article features this project as well as market trends in Corvallis.

With this home, the owners desired a new open plan that can be flexible with their lifestyle. We worked together to first design a large, inviting, and open kitchen with a central island facing the living area to define the space and make entertaining a breeze. Following this, we assessed other important needs that could be met with the remainder of the space. This included accommodating a large dining table and adding a central chandelier overhead. The remainder of their living area became flex space. Lately, we see technology gradually becoming a focal point of projects. Many new and innovative products have become available that attract homeowners. Technology played a large part in this remodel. A charging dock near the entry was created to eliminate kitchen clutter, as well as USB charging outlets. These were peppered throughout the space to keep this home adaptable to many devices and up-to-date with the current technology. With all of these changes, the newly remodeled space is open to numerous new possibilities!

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