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Home Renovations That Make Houses More Comfortable

Most renovations and additions help to add functionality to a house. Some even repair or remove inconvenient features that were remnants of old construction techniques. More and more homeowners are starting to work with residential design build firms on renovations that enhance the house’s comfort and style. This often means constructing an addition or combining several existing rooms into a single open area. These projects create a distinctive and sometimes unexpected space.

Indoor Pool

Many homes have outdoor pools. A far smaller number have an indoor pool. Indoor pools create a distinctive indoor space that has a different feel and atmosphere than the rest of the rooms indoors. A skilled residential design build firm can construct the pool as a direct home addition or in a nearby freestanding building. Popular designs include walls with wide windows that overlook the surrounding property and polished natural stone floors. Underwater lighting, benches along the walls and radiant heating keep the space comfortable and functional, regardless of the season. Some homeowners choose to build a pool that is circular or irregular in shape to accommodate unusual layouts and available space.

Kitchen Entertainment Area

A kitchen doesn’t have to be a private space used just for cooking. Some design build firms are integrating kitchens into large and open modern living spaces. These areas hide appliances like dishwashers and stoves behind long counters. All cooking and food preparation takes place behind the counter. The counter area faces a wide and open space that contains couches, chairs and low tables. A high ceiling might contains skylights that reflect light off marble floors. The walls have clean lines and integrated entertainment options, like televisions and surround-sound speakers. The purpose of the space is to provide an area to entertain where everyone is comfortable. No one has to vanish into a kitchen in order to prepare food.

Home Spa

A home spa provides a place for entertaining and relaxing. Spas can occupy multiple rooms in the house and have a variety of features for comfort. Most center on a hot tub recessed into the ground or an elevated dais. Upholstered couches and chairs line the walls for people who don’t want to sit in the water. Sandstone or travertine tiles create a distinctive floor. Other features for the space might include a fireplace, a glass wall with a view of an outdoor fountain and balconies that overlook the spa from the upper floors of the house.