By Lorena Hughey. interior. Published at Saturday, March 31st, 2018 - 17:35:55 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.
Mix and match layers of different color stripes to spice up your room.What makes this dining room so perfect? The striped chair upholstery. rustic wood elements and iron pendant star lamps. 3. Rattan and woven materials are totally Mexican Boho-ChicHandwoven wicker baskets are lightweight enough to be easily hung as wall art.
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!).
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!