Achieving an Open Floor Plan with the Right Remodeling Companies in Scottsdale

1870WBarlettWay 1It seems that every home improvement show where they ask the prospective homeowner what they want, they invariably say “an open floor plan.” Although it’s not what every homeowner wants, for those that do, making it a reality for their existing homes can be simple or difficult. Rather than being a function of the construction process, it’s more about making the right choice among remodeling companies in Scottsdale that can make the process simple or hard.

There are many benefits of an open floor plan from the ability to entertain and keeping kitchen and living/dining occupants connected by sight and conversation to a better flow of natural light and energy in your home. Having an open floor plan doesn’t necessarily mean the absence of walls. Depending on the layout of your home and the position of load-bearing walls, total removal may not even be an option without significantly increasing the budget.

Many of the remodeling companies in Scottsdale are likely to be aware of the options, but that doesn’t mean that they will be ready to spend the extra time needed to discuss with you how to give you exactly what you want within your budget. More important to achieving an open floor plan than major reconstruction is the design experience to develop a continuous look and design throughout the space.

That may mean that the remodeling company has to provide some guidance with things like kitchen cabinets and islands which can either help or detract from the open concept. Keep in mind that there is such a thing as too open as well. Quite often, a good compromise is to consider making large cutouts in already existing walls. By opening up the wall, you allow for more conversation with your guests when entertaining or for keeping an eye on your kids while they play or do homework.

The key to enjoying your open floor plan is to make the most of the space. Furniture arrangement the use of rugs and the continuity or breaking up of floor coverings can help give the illusion of separate rooms without inhibiting conversation between you and your guest. Installing large windows (bay or other types) can provide a natural source of light that transcends and brightens the entire space adding to an open feel.

Remodeling companies in Scottsdale may or may not explore these and other options with you as part of design modifications. That’s why it’s so important to speak to past clients before making a choice in remodeling contractors. You’re looking for past clients that speak about patience, unqualified support and innovative thinking from their chosen remodeling professional.

Scott Wallace Scott Wallace (751 Posts)

Scott Wallace has a passion for design and architecture. He founded Habitat Renovations as an offshoot of his two furniture store businesses, Thingz Contemporary Living and Boulevard Urban Living, with the goal of providing a broader range of design and construction services to his clientele. Scott and his wife Susie have been serving homeowners in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area for 15 years. Habitat Renovations merged with Republic West Remodeling in January of 2019.


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