Many people think that the only way to remodel is to erase what you have and start over and this is not true. Remodeling is not about destruction and construction, although those can be parts of it, its about reconstruction. Reconstruction simply put means redoing, re-evaluating. This is a more common type of remodeling because it’s a little less expensive.
Basements are the number one place to be remodeled where more work is done than may be necessary. When many people remodel their basements they put up walls, create new rooms, paint, carpet etc. However most of the time this isn’t needed to get the same out come. While there is nothing wrong with doing this, you don’t necessarily have to. Basements especially are a great example of a perfect area and the same goes for attics in most places. The reason these are perfect areas is because in most cases they are just big open areas.
Open areas are a dream come true these are the areas where you can put anything in you want and not have to worry about room or the area being cluttered. These are the places where you can put in a pool table or office or anything because you really don’t have any walls to cause boundaries. We all know that the great thing about no boundaries is there is no measuring and no reason not to do whatever you might want to do.
Anyways, to get back to what I was saying places like attics and basements are easy and with the area theme being the new trend they are a great way to show taste and elegance. If you don’t know what the area trend is basically its when you have a big area like a basement, attic, or living room and instead of doing the plain average living theme you separate the room into smaller areas just without putting up walls. For example if you have an empty basement you could put a pool table in one corner, music instruments in another corner, fitness equipment in a corner and so on.
This will fill the room but now make it look crowded because the majority of the floor in will not be occupied by anything. So in the end you have a fully remodeled room but without a lot of extra expenses. When using the area trend the thing that you really have to worry about is trying to fit to many things into one area that’s two small. Although when using the area method if you can get areas close to each other that compliment each other the room can end up looking very well styled and very showy.
An example of two areas that compliment each other very well would be if you put a reading area with some bookshelves in one corner and a classical shinny finished piano something bigger resembling a Baby Grand, would pull the two areas together nicely. This is just another way to consider when remodeling that many times cost less but may look better.