Kitchens are the focal point of most homes. It’s where you cook, entertain, and dine as a family and upending that space to remodel can be a headache. One of our recent projects was with a couple whose lifestyle included working nights and traveling often, so naturally they were hesitant to bring construction into their home. .
The journey to creating your dream home is an exciting and liberating experience! From design consultations and material selections, to the unveiling of your 3D renderings and the start of construction, the process of seeing your dream project come to life is unforgettable. But before your project crew shows up, you will want to spend some time getting your home and family ready for a smooth transition.
Many families ponder the idea of adding extra living space for a few years before they are actually ready to remodel. Then, all-of-the sudden, something will happen that makes them realize that they can’t wait any longer. In the case of this remodeling story, it was the snowstorm of 2016 that spurred the homeowners into action. As the family was stuck in the house with nowhere to go, they longed for more space.
Making the decision to start the remodeling journey is an exciting one. Whether it’s a kitchen remodel or a home addition, selecting the right company to remodel your home can be a little overwhelming. How do you navigate the sea of options? It’s important to do a little research to learn more about each of the remodeling firms you are considering. There are a few key attributes that reputable remodeling firms will have in common.
The Benson Homes team has been remodeling coastal homes for more than 30 years and in that time we’ve seen some interesting shifts in remodeling trends. One major change over the years has been the movement from formal, divided living floor plans to open and casual spaces. Another is the shift in preferred color palettes from dark wood finishes and deep colored granites to lighter and more neutral color schemes accented with weathered woods. We love designing remodels for coastal homes and have embraced the functional and aesthetic changes that homeowners are seeking today.
Everyone loves a great remodeling story, especially when it's told with before and after photos that show the changes that took place. In this coastal home remodel, Benson Homes had the pleasure of transforming a dark, closed off kitchen into a beautiful, light-filled open concept kitchen, dining, and living room space. Our design goal was to make the kitchen the heart of the home and to improve the overall function and flow of the main living areas.