“The first upgrade would be the kitchen, hands down! This can be an entirely new layout or simply an update; then open the walls from the kitchen to adjoining rooms. An open floor plan with an island is what everyone is looking for and can generally be accomplished easily with some creative planning. This is where everyone wants to interact, and this upgrade will make a dramatic difference in the feel of the space.
My second choice is paint and light fixtures. I am amazed at how the atmosphere of a room changes with a different paint color and updated light fixtures – they can totally change the mood! This is a huge factor in perception and enjoyment of the space. It has a major impact with minimal effect on the budget. ” – Paul Rugarber, PDRdesigns
Paul’s contribution to this article’s “Point of View” section can be found on the DesignNJ website or in their magazine on newsstands today!
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Paul Rugarber, owner of PDRdesigns, LLC is an architect specializing in New Homes and renovations with extensive expertise on waterfront design. You can reach our office by calling (732) 703-3799.