By Laronda Dowdle. interior. Published at Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 - 21:58:16 PM.
White might be bright. but bringing color in always adds more character.Your new builder-grade home probably doesn't need a full renovation. In fact. the last thing you want after the building process is to add major projects to the list of things to do. However. you can try small fixes to make what may seem like a generic home more interesting. After all. it's your personal touches that turn any house into a home!
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.
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.
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.