Wellington is known for its large communities, large ranch-style and contemporary style homes, and a rich equestrian background. In fact, Wellington is home to the largest and lengthiest running equestrian show in the world! Known as the Winter Equestrian Festival, this event runs every January to April, and holds more than 40 weeks of equestrian competitions per year.
There’s never been a better time to live in Wellington: named one of the “Top 100” Places to Live in 2010 by Money Magazine, there is no shortage of new houses on the market. If you are wondering what style of Wellington home best suits your taste and what to do if you need a possible remodel, keep on reading.
Wellington House Styles
Horse farms and ranch-style homes are commonplace in Wellington. These large, spacious properties boast elegance and luxury in this world-famous equestrian landscape. With beautiful year-round weather, many of the homeowners in Wellington opt for dwellings that possess wide, open interiors and a plethora of windows to let the Florida sunshine in. The garages are often barn-style to match the rustic appeal of equestrian life, and are complimented by large, winding driveways.
This isn’t the only style of home standing in Wellington; we’ve seen everything from contemporary to minimalist, and modern to traditional. Many homeowners choose the rustic route, as it often helps one feel closer to nature, by means of raw wood, stone, leather, and weathered, natural finishes. Here is a brief overview of just a few of the styles we’ve seen in Wellington, Florida:
- Rustic: As stated above, rustic takes the best from a farmhouse and industrial-interior design. Think cabinets and countertops made from a freshly chopped tree; think rich shag carpets and a barn that is more fit for a king than a horse. This style is as elegant as it is functional, and many people who appreciate simplicity adore this style. Exposed wood, ductwork, and brick are commonplace in the rustic appearance.
- Traditional: The traditional style portrays an era that is many years behind us. A traditional beige, overstuffed sofa with a Persian rug that compliments the antiquated look sits below an ornate and gorgeous crystal chandelier. The pictures hung on the wall are conversation-starters, with winding, intricate gold frames that belong in a museum. The hearth over the fireplace forms a soft “m” shape, featuring dark, finished wood, and rich color palettes. Everything in the room demonstrates an elaborate and ornate detail.
- Modern: This style is all about ultra-clean, sleek lines, and form following function. Designers often purpose objects and furnishings to match their intended function. If it’s not practical, then it is generally not incorporated into modern design. There is a lack of ornateness, much fewer curves than traditional, and an emphasis on natural light, natural materials, and reflective surfaces. Stainless steel appliances without the bells and whistles live in a minimalist kitchen very comfortably.
- Minimalist: Think of modern design, then simplify that notion further. Everything serves a purpose with a simple and streamlined design. Perhaps the opposite of traditional, nothing is excessive or overly-flamboyant and appears “futuristic” to some observers. White, beige, and neutral color palettes reside.
Designing Your Wellington Dream Home
The first order of business is defining your vision. Having a specific style in mind can greatly help the remodeler and expedite the process of building your dream. Choosing a style informs the remodeler which appliances, color palettes, materials, and furnishings to choose from. After you’ve hired a reputable home remodeler, it’s time to get to work.
The biggest question is…. What do you want to remodel? Are you simply looking for an updated kitchen or bathroom? Or are you tearing the roof off the place?
- Remember to hire a licensed, insured, and bonded team of professionals to help the project turn out in the most favorable way possible. Cutting corners on professional labor costs is not something you want to do when hiring help for your home. A reliable contractor can help make your vision a reality.
- Start with the “guts” of the house. If you are going to redo the bathrooms, make sure that the plumbing is in great working order. You don’t want to have a lovely renovated bathroom finished only to have a leak spring and rot the ceiling. The same can be said for electricity sockets, wires, and any cables. The number of light fixtures per room will determine this, among other things. Choosing energy-efficient appliances and insulation will help save you money in the long run as well.
- Windows and doors are an incredibly important, yet often-overlooked part of home remodeling. Doors and windows are important as they help protect your home, and these items also add beauty and value to the dwelling. A reputable contractor can help you decide whether or not you need repairs, replacements, waterproofing, and other important items.
- If you are changing the interior style of the house… say traditional to modern, you’re going to need a new color palette. A fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest ways to help keep your home looking fresh and vibrant. A quality interior and exterior painting job can very well transform the whole atmosphere of the house. A proper paint job will help with water intrusion, rot, and style.
- The contractor can help you decide which rooms call for the most attention. As a general rule of thumb, major issues need to be addressed before aesthetic work can begin (such as electrical, plumbing, and other areas of concern). After that, you and the remodeler can decide which part of the house to renovate first. Whether it is the kitchen, bathroom, living room, or guest room, there are ways to help simplify the process of remodeling by being systematic in approach.
Wellington Home Remodeling
If you are looking for a home remodeler in Wellington, Florida who is methodical, hard-working, reputable, and friendly, contact Palm Beach Premier Remodeling! We specialize in every facet of home remodeling, including: construction, home building, general contracting, painting, drywall, window/door installation, floor installation, and more! If you are in need of a kitchen, bathroom, or whole-house remodel, contact us today for more information!
You can reach Palm Beach Premier Remodeling at:
Wellington, Florida: (561) 291-7431
Lake Worth, Florida: (561) 444-2923