Affording a custom home is not in the cards for many homeowners, but there are areas where you can include custom features. Small elements or more expensive materials are ways to make any home look custom. These spaces will help your home look and feel more expensive while giving you a unique look to your home. Cole Val Construction not only builds fully custom homes but we can also install some custom elements or remodel your current home. Making your home work for you is important for making life easier.
1- Built-In Cabinetry
Installing built-in cabinetry can improve your office, laundry room, living room, or bedroom. These cabinets put your items on display and provide storage that is unique. Built-ins will stick with your home and are a major selling point for future homebuyers. When you install built-ins you will be adding more value to your home and giving yourself more space to play with.
Before you install built-ins make sure you measure the space you want to put them in, and you can save money by not installing doors on the cabinets and leaving them open.
2- Planked Walls Or Other Treatments
Adding detail to walls is a great way to make any home look custom. Shiplap, paneling, or an accent way adds interest to any space and will make it seem like you put lots of extra time into customizing your home. Paneling on walls can be done by yourself for relatively cheap and upgrade any bedroom or family room. Narrow strips are great for a picture frame look or installing crown molding to look expensive for an inexpensive price tag.
3- Exposed Wood Beams
In more rustic homes having thick wood beams along the ceiling is a major focal point in the home. Adding them in, or lifting your ceiling to see if you have ones already in your home can make any home look custom. Reclaimed wood can be relatively inexpensive and even be found in junkyards. This will save you money while creating a unique element in your living room.
4- Updated Bathroom Fixtures
Cabinet hardware, lighting, a new bathtub, and a deep sink are all elements that can make any home look custom. These elements will help your bathroom feel regal and more comforting to come home to. Bathrooms provide the best value for a home remodel because having a functioning bathroom makes human life much more enjoyable. Upgrading your bathroom can help you feel more settled in your home even if the rest of your current home doesn’t fit your personality.
5- Add Hanging Light Fixtures
Hanging light fixtures are something that can make your home look more expensive. Making your home feel cozy can be done with the right fixtures in specific rooms. Lower hanging lights in the kitchen can create a better ambiance for a date night or a friend’s party.
If hanging lights are not your style you can try indirect lighting (lamps, sconces, or lined under cabinets) or switching out the bulbs to a more LED look or warmer glow. The right lighting can change the whole mood of your home and is a great way to show that you put thought and effort into the design of your home.
6- Install A Fireplace
Creating a custom fireplace can make any home look custom and more expensive. Electric fireplaces are becoming more popular and require little demolition for your home. Add faux brick, built-in shelving, or an intricate mantle to complete the look.
7- Use Large Mirrors
Windows, mirrors, or other glass elements will make your home feel bigger and more inviting. Using large mirrors can help create a focal point for your home or can reflect a large piece of art which will make your home feel more expensive. Make any home look custom with elements to make your home feel bigger and more spacious.
8- Mix Textures
Luxurious textures will help make any home look custom and mixing them will give your home a unique personality. Materials like silk and velvet can also help make your home feel more expensive while saving you money on building a fully custom home. Lush textures may be a little more expensive but are much more affordable than building a home.
9- Choose The Right Paint Colors
Colors can help you feel specific emotions or bring back memories so choosing the right paint colors for the interior of your home can make a big difference. Paint colors can also make your home feel more cramped than it truly is, which can be a pain point when it comes to selling your home. Limiting colors in your home will increase the resale value of your home.
10- Don’t Neglect The Exterior
Making a decorative landscape area and a clean front porch will do wonders for making your home feel pristine and custom. Landscaping with trees, flowers, a garden, or a walkway will make any home look custom as each landscape of a home will look different. Fresh grass or adding fake plants to your porch can bring a new photo quality to your home.
Cole Val Construction HomesIncreasing home values and functionality is our passion here at Cole Val Construction. Hire us to improve areas in your home, whether small or large and gain more resale value for when your home no longer serves your needs.