4 Easy and comfortable places to start your home remodeling journey

by Pierre C. Rumpf 11/27/2023

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Home remodeling excites, delights and thrills. It may also intimidate, overwhelm and stress some homeowners, especially with the expansive list of possible projects. But don’t let that stop you. In fact, try dialing in to your creativity, comfort and daily lifestyle to help you get started on your home remodeling projects.

Still a little stuck? Try any one of these four home remodeling projects to get the inspiration flowing:

Stun with a new dining room

An excellent starting point for most home remodeling ideas is the kitchen. Most think of redoing kitchen cabinets, implanting a lovely kitchen island or simply optimizing the usable space within the food preparation areas in general. But what about the kitchen’s closest complementary component: the dining room?

Most traditional dining rooms consist of basic elements like an expansive table with seats, often a window and some type of lighting feature. However, try updating that style to open up your dining room area. 

Try lighter paint colors to help bring some breathing room back into the dining space. Opt for lighting that brightens without becoming a hindrance, such as recessed lighting. If you want more of the decadent homage to intricate, yet spectacular, decor, try stylized molding, large hanging lights and sturdy, wooden furniture to bring your dining room together.

Maximize living areas with more floor space

Many homeowners want to keep their space open. However, if you have strange walls and jutting enclosures randomly strewn across your floor plan, you may feel a little more cramped than you’d like.

While you may need a contractor for this particular remodeling project, try having those intrusive walls removed or repurposed into something like a bar window from your kitchen to the living space. You can also  open the cabinet space and resize it to incorporate more movable space.

Get comfortable with a cozy reading nook

While not quite a focal point, creating a cozy nook where you can relax and enjoy a good book, crossword or simply pontificate on your day-to-day, you won’t be disappointed in this project.

Nooks typically don’t take up much space and can be designed to be as enclosed or opened as you’d like. If you’re partial to natural light, try setting one up near a window, complete with bench and bookshelf. If you’d prefer a more cozy spot, try repurposing an oddly spaced area of your home with an excellent chair, soft paint colors and a place for a cup of warm tea or coffee.

Delight with built-in lighting

Lastly, but certainly not the least, is lighting that assimilates almost seamlessly with the rest of your home’s structure. Recessed lighting is always a favorite, but if you happen to have an accented art wall, try lighting built into the flooring to help give a more artistic feel.

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For those who favor gaming or just love groovy lighting, try softer ambient lighting strips or bars that can be implanted directly into a ledge or jamb.

About the Author

Pierre C. Rumpf

Broker Profile: Pierre comes from a diverse background. His adolescent and early adult years found him working for his father, a renowned structural engineer, and his brother, an architectural designer and general contractor. His knowledge of construction design (architectural & structural) and practices is significant. He coupled his construction background with his considerable sales experience, by becoming licensed to sell real estate in Massachusetts in 1986.

Pierre is also a licensed Attorney in the Commonwealth, who formerly worked for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office as a litigator in the Victim & Witness Assistance Division of the Family & Community Crimes Bureau, litigating cases involving victims of violent crime, and since then has had his own legal practice.

For decades, Pierre has excelled in helping buyers of real estate find that condo, single-family, multi-family, lot of lands, or commercial property they desire to buy, or by effectively marketing his clients’ properties to sell their property for the most amount of money possible. His professional background embodies the ideal combination of construction, sales, negotiating, and contract drafting, which is essential to actualizing his clients’ goals and/or dreams. He does all of this with attention to detail, integrity, and success.

Since 1995, PCR Realty has helped buyers and sellers make their transactions as successful as possible. Using a consultative approach, PCR Realty approaches each experience as a unique opportunity for its clients. As a full-service real estate brokerage firm, PCR Realty provides leading-edge services for buyers & sellers.

When it comes to successfully navigating today’s complex real estate market, you need to work with someone who has the experience and commitment to see it done right. PCR Realty excels at matching buyers to sellers. From state-of-the-art marketing to an experienced broker, PCR Realty works diligently to far exceed your expectations. PCR Realty invites you to learn more.