Core Reasons We Do A TON Of Open-Floor-Plan Remodels
The Core Reasons We’ve Been Doing A TON
Of Open-Floor-Plan Remodels
Here in the Lancaster County, PA area, we’ve seen consistent high demand for home remodeling and building projects that create a more open floor plan. We’re seeing this in both older homes, of course, as well as new home construction.
Do you remember what it was like to live in and around homes with a more closed layout? It’s as though in the past, people wanted much more privacy and private spaces in the house. The living room, kitchens, and dining rooms would be separated.
At MBC Remodeling, we spend a lot of time opening up these spaces. We re-work kitchens in conjunction with tearing down a wall (often load-bearing, but not always). You can see what we mean by visiting our Kitchen Remodeling Gallery.
This kitchen we worked on in the image below is a perfect example.
Can you tell where the wall and small doorway were?
The Popular Benefits Of Open Floor Plans
- Taking Complete Advantage Of Square Footage
- Promoting Better Air Flow Through The Home
- Making It Easier To Light Larger Social Areas
- Dramatically Increase Sociability – Togetherness
- Giving Yourself More Flexibility To Decorate The Space
- Gives A More Updated Or ‘Modern’ Feel To The Home
Our goal is always the same: provide the experience and style our customers are after while making it look like the space has always been that way. Along with connecting kitchens to living and dining rooms, our open-floor plan projects often involve Room Additions.
Lancaster homeowners want to not only utilize all the square space they can with their original layout but add more! Take this, for example, where we added to the existing kitchen/entertainment area by leaps and bounds.
Is There Good ROI In Open-Floor-Plan Remodels?
Yes, at this point, there’s great ROI for these home upgrades in the Lancaster County area. That said, it depends on how long you plan to stay in the house. As we like to tell folks, there’s a COST and a VALUE involved.
It’s situational, depending on when you plan on selling.
You’re never going to get a 100% return on your investment. So, if you came to us for this kind of upgrade so you could flip the house in a year, we might not feel it’s a good investment. On the other hand, if you’re sticking around for the next 5-10 years to enjoy the results/benefits and keep things up to date, there’s much more value on the table.
It’s about what you want vs. what you need.
For example, you might want a new Tub-To-Shower Conversion, but families with children might shy away from this upgrade because bathtubs are essential for kids.
Ballpark: What Do You Charge For These Projects?
We could give you a ballpark answer if all we worked with were cookie-cutter remodeling systems. But, we don’t. MBC Remodeling is incredibly versatile because we can personalize and customize your remodel. That being the case, there are simply too many variables.
What we can promise is our pricing will be line-by-line transparent and competitive. To get the process started, simply reach out and contact us to schedule your Free In-Home Consultation. Thanks for your time today, and we hope to hear from you soon.