By . interior. Published at Sunday, August 26th, 2018 - 06:16:16 AM.
Add feature lighting Builder-grade homes often rely on plain. recessed lighting to get a brighter look in kitchens and living rooms. Sure. they're effective. but recessed lighting won't do much for adding character to your home. Since you're more or less “stuck” with the lighting plan (no DIY electrical renovations. please!).
Swap out your hardware Builder-grade hardware is pretty generic; it's meant to appeal to as many homeowners as possible. Luckily. upgrading your hardware is a quick and easy fix that doesn't require years of builder expertise. Get personal with your hardware: scour flea markets for interesting knobs and latches. or opt for timeless hardware that's more your style.
Taking an afternoon to trim mirrors in stained or painted hardwood gives your bathroom a completely custom look that is anything but generic. Try matching your cabinetry finish or stain for a more refined look. or go for a bright color for a fun kid's bathroom. Getting rid of the harsh. plain edges of unframed mirrors adds character. and. best of all. doing so doesn't require a complete bathroom renovation.
Bedroom/tub areasFitting a tub into a small space can be a challenge. but sometimes you just have to unwind with a bubble bath. which is why some enterprising home designers brazenly put the tub right in the bedroom.