Remodeling your home or designing a custom built home is exciting! It’s also exhausting, frustrating, and can be a bit overwhelming at times. The big decisions include things like the number of bedrooms you need and the layout of the home. Material choices come in a close second, then there’s the really fun part – finishing touches. We want you to be able to put as much effort into the finishing touches as the other decisions, so here are some ideas to get you started.
- The Entry Door – Take the time to make a statement with your entry door, windows, and hardware.
- Lever Door Handles – Consider your current needs as well as your needs 10 years from now. Lever door handles are ADA compliant and easy to use for people who may have mobility issues.
- Outdoor Ceilings and Lighting – Create a safe and welcoming appearance with a nice covered porch and warm lighting.
- Kitchen Knobs and Drawer Pulls – Choose kitchen and bathroom hardware that is both functional and stylish. Knobs and pulls can bring out the beauty of other decor in the room when chosen on purpose.
- Take the Cabinets to the Ceiling – Get rid of the wasted space between the top of the upper cabinets and the ceiling. Make that space functional by adding another small row of cabinets.
- Backsplashes – The backsplash is both functional and stylish. Get creative and design your own if you can.
- Proper Height for Lighting – The proper height for lighting in a room with an 8 foot ceiling is 30 to 34 inches from the bottom of the light fixture to the top of the dining room table, for example. Lights would go up one inch per foot of ceiling height after 8 feet.
- Decorative Balusters – The staircase can become one of the primary focal points depending on how well it’s dressed. Wooden balusters do the job, but cast iron balusters really make the staircase stand out.
- Interior Doors – Take the time to replace the low-end, hollow-core doors that came with the house with higher-end doors. You’re not going to be spending much more money, and the outcome is amazing. Consider antique doors from your local antique shop as well.
- Transom Windows – Transom windows and sidelights are windows that are installed above or to the sides of other windows or doors. They improve natural lighting and create a pretty amazing style statement.
- Curtain Rods – Decorative curtain rods are an excellent way to spruce up every room in your home.
- Vent Covers – Plain metal vent covers have been used in new construction for quite some time. They’re great placeholders for the decorative vent covers you should install.
- Crown Molding – Crown molding helps finish every room and looks amazing when properly installed. You can also customize kitchen and bathroom cabinets by adding crown molding to the top.
- Base Trim – Base trim effectively finishes the area where the wall meets the flooring, creating a nearly-seamless visual flow.
- Customize Your Style – Look for items that allow you to truly express your unique sense of style throughout the home.
Finishing Touches in Your Home
The finishing touches in your home are like jewelry. Jewelry can be worn to dress up a casual outfit, and the finishing touches in your home do the same. Choose your finishing touches based on your personal sense of style and you’ll have excellent results.