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4 Ways to Make Your Home Look Custom-Built

Do you have a cookie-cutter home? Or maybe your home is just in desperate need of updating. We hear you! We have the tools to make your home look like a custom-built home that stands out from the crowd.

Here are four ways you can make your home look custom:

Elegant bathroom with upgraded cabinets, lighting, and wall coverings to look custom-built

Upgrade Your Lighting

The first step to making your home look custom-built is to ditch the builder-grade light fixtures. The first place we want to remove lighting is from the bathroom. Adding clean sconces instead of the bulky builder lights will make your bathroom look more modern.

Industrial style kitchen that makes this home look custom-built

In the kitchen, adding pendant lights over your island will add character and style to your kitchen and should be included in your next kitchen update or remodel.

The dining room is another area that can benefit from new lighting. Even if you don’t change anything else, a contemporary chandelier in your dining room will dress up the space and possibly make your dinner taste better – possibly.

Add Built-Ins

Have a long, bare wall in your living room, dining room, or even your bedroom? Consider adding built-ins. Built-ins are a great way to make your cookie-cutter home look custom-built like the home of your dreams.

Custom-built cabinets add much-needed storage to a home while also adding a touch of elegance. You should also consider installing a fireplace along with the built-ins to create a cozy, comfortable spot in the living room the whole family can enjoy come winter.

We also love adding built-ins that are somewhat out of the ordinary. Including a few strategically placed diagonal shelves in your bookcase will immediately draw the eye in and be a great way to break up a wall full of books. We also like the idea of a built-in wine cellar in the study or in the kitchen area. 

Built-in bookcases next to fireplace
Gold-colored hardware by Hardware Resources

Switch Out the Hardware

Builder-grade hardware is boring. Finding a style of hardware you like and incorporating it all over your home will instantly make your home look better. We are currently seeing a lot of chunky gold hardware or brass with sleek lines. Whichever you choose will definitely be a step up from what came directly from the builder.

Don’t Underestimate the Stairs

You would be shocked at the difference the new railing and flooring material of your staircase will make. This is especially true if the staircase is in a highly visible part of your home.

The staircase railing, especially, can set the design tone for the rest of the home. If you have an old, out-of-date railing, upgrading to a dark wrought iron railing with a contrasting flooring choice on the stairs will make your home look larger, more modern, and more custom.

So if you are hoping to make your home look custom-built, we can make it happen. Give us a call so we can discuss the scope of the project and brainstorm some ideas on how to make your home look and feel more luxurious.

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