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Design and Remodel For Your Personal Passion

Updated: Apr 13, 2023

You Can Bring Your Passion Home With You

You don’t always have to remodel for just the sake of adding space, value, or practicality. You can also remodel to bring your passion to life! Whether that be building an art studio, a music/recording room, a home theatre, or even something like a wrestling room.

Remember, it’s your house, and if you plan on living there for any amount of time, you should make it something you love! Too often, we get stuck in the whole thing of whether or not this will have a good ROI (not saying these projects don’t); sometimes, it’s just worth it to make your house exactly what you want. That’s where a personal passion project can shine and make your day-to-day much more enjoyable.

Carving Out a Portion of Your Home

The first thing you have to decide is what you want! However, we’re not here to tell you what you like to do, so the next step is deciding whether you will carve out a portion of your existing home or add extra space to make your new room. If you have a room that barely gets used, this can be an easy choice; however, if you can’t find a room in your home, you have two options.

First, you can build an ADU or add a room to your house. An ADU is nice because it is detached from the home, and entering the space can give you that small degree of separation from your normal home. So whether you are going there to paint, play music, or whatever, it feels like a more dedicated area. Secondly, you can add a room to your existing home, this can be a serious project, but again, it will add square footage to your home and increase its value.

Lastly, you can make a dual-use room. Take the guest bedroom, for example; if you only have people stay over once a month or so, most of the time, it’s sitting there primarily unused. To make better use of that space, turn it into your passion room, and have a spare bed set up.

Designing a Space

Every person’s passion is different, so there are no hard and fast rules. However, here are some super important things to keep in mind and things you have to let your designer know for a successful project:

  • Be very diligent about your specs. For example, how big of an area do you need for every piece of the room? Do you need special things like soundproofing? Are you going to need additional closets or built-ins to hold your supplies? Whatever it is that you think you need, be very specific.

  • Understand limitations. Not everything is feasible for every budget; just keep in mind what you can do with your budget and how your space can best make use of that.

  • Convey your overarching goal. Let the design team know if you want an art room with a specific feel! If you are vague, they will fill in the extra space.

  • Don’t lose sight of your goal. This is your passion, so don’t stray too far from this goal; even if you’re using it as a dual space, keep the original goal the most important!

If you're thinking about a renovation in Wilmington, NC, and want a team that can help you design your dreams and take the job all the way, call the team at Avocet Design Build today to turn your dreams into reality!


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