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Ultimate Guide to a Living Room Remodel

Beautiful remodeled living room with hardwood floors, a coffered ceiling, and a fireplace.

Your living room or den is the heart of your home – it’s where you relax and watch your favorite shows, have movie nights with your family, or just lounge on the sofa with a good book.

Does your living room fit all of your needs and reflect your style? If you’re considering a living room remodel, it’s important to consider the project from every angle. Every detail of your living room remodel should be considered, from your budget to your design preferences.

In this blog, the remodeling pros at Willet Construction offer tips and insight for planning a living room remodeling project.

Planning Your Living Room Remodel

When planning a living room remodel, here are some things you should consider:

  • Assess your current space: Before you start any journey, taking stock of where you’re starting from is important. Ask yourself: What’s not working? What do I wish was different?
  • Set your budget: This is probably the most important consideration. How much are you willing to spend on your living room transformation, and where are you willing to compromise?
  • Consider any upgrades you want. For example, you might want to integrate smart home technology or simply add more outlets.
  • Gather design inspiration: Browsing design blogs and watching remodeling shows can be good places to start. Note any styles, color schemes, or materials that catch your eye.

Having a clear vision of your future space before we start is the best way to ensure that the remodel stays on track and that you love the final results.

Furniture and Layout

Kitchen in background with comfortable seating in large great room

Before you start picking out couch fabrics or paint colors, you should consider the layout of your living room and your current furniture setup. Many homeowners choose to keep some or all of their existing furniture, or you may want to start fresh with a brand-new set of living room furniture that fits your new design.

When considering a layout, consider your living room now. Do you feel cramped? Can you comfortably fit your entire family in the room when it’s time for movie night? Changing the layout of your living room during the remodel can make a huge difference, especially if you want to knock down walls to expand your space.

Technology Integration

For many homeowners, a remodel is a chance to modernize their homes. From smart home technology to entertainment systems, you can make many technological upgrades to your home for added convenience and comfort.

When planning your remodel, ask your remodeler about:

  • Smart home automation, like Wi-Fi thermostats or smart plugs
  • Entertainment system upgrades, like surround sound or home theater setups
  • Integrating any existing smart devices you already own

The best time to integrate new technology into your living space is during a remodel, and living rooms are the perfect place to add new features that you and your family can enjoy.

Budgeting and Cost-Saving Tips

It’s no secret that home remodeling is a major financial undertaking. But with the right planning, you can fit your living room remodel into your budget. Here are a few tips for saving money on your living room remodel without cutting corners:

  • Find affordable yet durable materials: Know where to splurge and where to compromise when it comes to materials. For example, if you’ve always wanted hardwood floors but don’t love the price tag that comes with them, look into wood lookalikes, like laminate or vinyl plank.
  • Do some comparison shopping: Don’t choose the first piece of furniture you see just because you fall in love with it. We suggest making a mood board on a site like Pinterest with the styles you like and giving yourselves comparable options at a range of price points.
  • Consider DIY options: Don’t knock the DIY route. Some finishing touches, like putting up floating shelves or hanging your own wallpaper, can be done yourself and save you some money.

Most importantly, work with your remodeler and be clear about your budget upfront. At Willet Construction, we work with all our clients to ensure they get the home they envision at a price tag they’re comfortable with.

Completing the Living Room Remodel

So much thought goes into planning your living room remodel; you’ll probably have ideas and questions throughout the process. But what should you expect at the end of the journey?

Willet Construction has a detailed process for all of our remodels, which ends with a final walkthrough of your new space. It’s important to us that you’re satisfied with our work, so we’ll always ask for your input and discuss any necessary additions or changes.

Contact Willet Construction for All Your Remodeling Needs

If you’re ready to remodel your living room, turn to Willet Construction. Our remodeling experts will work with you from planning to final touches to ensure you have a living space you and your family love.

As a design-build remodeling company, we’re involved in every aspect of the process. You’ll collaborate with us on color schemes and other design choices, and we’ll handle all the necessary permitting before working on your renovation.

See why homeowners in the Lincoln, NE area have been trusting Willet Construction with their homes since 1995 – contact us to kickstart your living room remodeling project.

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