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Are you thinking about doing some home renovations? Maybe expanding to add some extra space? This is a popular time of year for projects like those.

If so, be sure you go with the flow!

Here’s what I mean: When you’re planning out the project, give some thought to how the changes will impact the flow of your floor plan.

Perhaps your idea is to convert part of your garage into an extra bedroom. Maybe you want to add an office where the patio is or add a bedroom at the end of a hallway, just off the family room.

But think about the flow of your floor plan. Is it really a good idea to have a bedroom just off the loudest room of the house, where everyone gathers to watch TV? Or to have a bedroom right off the kitchen? Is it a good idea to have to go through the sleeping section of the house to get to the entertaining section of the house?

More square footage doesn’t always make your home more attractive. When it comes time to sell your home, you might turn away a lot of buyers if the floorplan doesn’t have a natural and logical flow.

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Hi, I'm Cari McGee. 👋 I've lived in the Tri-Cities since 1994 and I've been a licensed Realtor® since 2004. That's a lot of local knowledge and real estate experience that I put into every article you read on my website! We've helped more than 560 families buy or sell property in the Tri-Cities. In 2023, our community voted us the bronze winner for Best Real Estate Team in the Tri-Cities Best voting. Learn more about me by clicking the link right above. And if you have any questions, get in touch anytime!

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