By Karyn Horne. interior. Published at Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 - 13:01:19 PM.
And. like most owner-builders. you probably had the chance to choose some of your home's options. Still. from carpet to paint color. cabinet finish to lighting fixtures. production builders keep costs consistent by offering only a few choices for each detail of your new home. Even after choosing your favorite options. your brand-new home may still lack the charm and character of an older home.
Paint your moldingPlain white molding is to builder-grade homes as tile is to grout: you can't have one without the other. Some homeowners love the clean. bright look. but white molding can seem quite sterile. For a completely personalized look. consider painting your molding to add depth to your woodwork. Black molding creates a modern contrast. while a light brown makes for a more peaceful room.
Add trim to your mirrorsBuilders are notorious for bare-bones bathroom design. especially when it comes to mirrors. They usually provide you with the option to upgrade fixtures and even lighting. but most builder-grade homes simply have unframed mirrors that lack personality.
A good place to start: group accent pieces in threes. Try three colored glass bottles on your entryway table. or use only three pillows on your living room sofa.Once you're done rearranging what you have on hand. take a step back. and use your sense of perception to suss out how the room feels. Make tweaks as you go: add or take away items as necessary. until you feel you've struck an ideal balance.Update windows with elegant drapery