Have you ever considered having different level floors in your home? “Sunken” living rooms were popular in the 1960s and 1970s, and still show up from time to time today. While you may not be interested in that particular design feature for yourself, why not try it in reverse? If you’re looking to do something unique in your home remodel, why not consider raised level flooring for certain areas of your remodeled space?
Better Define Living Areas With Raised Level Floors
Level changes can define areas within a room in the home. For example, you may want an open concept kitchen and dining room, but want to better define the dining area. You can use a raised level floor in either the kitchen or the dining area as a design feature. Having a raised floor makes an already open area feel even more so.
Raised Seating Areas Make for Inviting Spaces
You might want to have a nook in your kitchen or dining room that’s set up like a restaurant booth. For extra emphasis, you can have it built on a raised surface that makes the seating area stand out and feel more inviting. If you’re planning on having a breakfast bar or other type of bar, it might be a good idea to have a raised area for the bar stools. Raised seating areas can have a positive emotional impact, making it feel like you’re really at a restaurant or diner.
Working with Existing Architecture When Floors Are Already Unlevel
In some homes, the floors may not be even within the same room. This can be for a number of reasons. But why not work with these existing quirky level changes in your remodel? While some people would rather raise or lower the floors to fit in with the rest of the home, these level changes can actually make a space more interesting. Keep in mind that you can always put in ramps to keep them from being actual an actual step-down. This is especially good for people with disabilities, elderly folks, and kids.
The best remodels are those that look like they always belonged there in the first place. If using raised level flooring would fit the style and feel of your home, it may be worth discussing this option with your contractor. Really, though, you can use raised floors in any room in the home, whether it be the living room, kitchen, or bathroom. When planning your next major remodeling project, why not try something that isn’t done every day?