Update Your Living Space: Simple Home Improvements To Create Additional Functional Space in Your Home

During this time of living in a COVID-19 world, families are home more than they have ever been before. The way that we lived in our homes has changed and therefore the way we use space has changed as well. Our carpentry experts at Nolan Painting have worked with clients for decades to create spaces that provide functionality while also keeping with the aesthetic of the home.

Have You Thought About Your Mudroom Lately?

A great way to declutter your living space and add some order is to create or update your mudroom. This is a great room to organize backpacks, sports equipment, shoes, coats, umbrellas, picnic blankets, and cold season accessories.

Mudroom
Photo Credit: Mudroom Ideas

Allow us to assist you with a little mudroom inspiration. At Nolan Painting, we have worked to transform countless mudroom design ideas into a reality with some simple improvements such as creating cubby spaces, built-ins under benches to create storage while also providing a place to put on or remove shoes, as well as carefully crafted shelving to meet the specific needs or your home. These mudroom design ideas may seem simple, but trust us that you will use them daily and come to realize the value they can add to your space!

Mudroom
Photo Credit: Houzz

Let’s Not Forget The Busiest Room In The House: The Kitchen

Home kitchen design can be overwhelming at first, but it doesn’t have to be. Chances are that your kitchen is working well for you, but with some additional built-ins, you could greatly increase the functionality of the room entirely.

With so many children doing remote learning this year, adding a small desk area within the kitchen is a great idea. Desk built-ins can be added to the right height and depth you need for your student, while also serving as a place for parents to utilize while working from home as well.

Do you have a TV in your kitchen, but dislike the way it looks in your space? Built-ins can solve that problem for you too! Tucking the television away enables you to watch the evening news or keep kids entertained with their favorite show while you’re in the kitchen, but can easily hide away when not in use. It’s the little things that make a huge difference!

Another popular built-in option in the kitchen is maximizing the space of an island by adding specialized storage within the unit. This is a great place to hide larger countertop appliances that end up making the space look cluttered, or to organize all of your pots and pans. These are all easy fixes that we can make to improve the functionality of the busiest room in the house.

Kitchen island storage
Photo Credit: Sebring Design

What everyone needs in a kitchen is a fully stocked, well-organized pantry. Building pantries has become another popular trend we have found from customers when they hire our carpenters. This space can really organize your nonperishable foods, giving you the ease of accessibility. There are a variety of different pantry ideas, like creating a walk-in room with a door or creating a built-in pantry that looks like a cabinet that is uniform to the rest of the kitchen.

Built-in Pantry
Photo Credit: Decoist

Process: How It All Comes Together

One of our experienced carpenters will come out to your home to assess your current space, discuss your goals for the project, and also offer his or her ideas on ways that you can improve your space. Our years of experience enable us to know what will work and how to make the necessary improvements, while also matching elements like current trim, wall color, and other accents. If a change of color is something you desire, we’ll happily send out our team of color consultants to work with you on choosing the perfect paint to complement your space.

We are more than great painters at Nolan Painting; we enjoy getting to know our client’s needs so that we can be the all-encompassing carpentry service you need to continue to enjoy your home. Check out our work here and contact us today for an estimate!

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