Once the bulk of your home remodeling project is complete, the next step in the process is choosing the fixtures and finishes that pull the whole design together. Putting the finishing touches on a home remodel is an opportunity to boost your home’s character and accentuate its architectural style, so don’t overlook these important details.
Upgrading your home’s light fixtures can make a huge impact on the overall look and feel of the home. Pendant lights and chandeliers are great statement pieces and more and more homeowners are incorporating these fixtures into their home remodels, but choosing the right lighting for your home depends on your own style and aesthetic. Consider whether you want your home to feel formal and traditional or more modern and casual.
The front door is the focal point of the home’s exterior. It is the first impression that guests will have as they enter your home and careful attention should be paid when choosing a new front door for your home remodel. Unfortunately, exterior doors can be rather expensive and many homeowners opt for a basic door to keep their project cost down. It isn’t necessary to splurge on the highest-end door, but it may be beneficial to skip the cheapest option, too. With the right touches, even a middle-of-the-road front door upgrade can add architectural interest and instantly increase your home’s curb appeal.
Many new construction homes and homes that have been recently remodeled are outfitted with basic, hollow-core interior doors and some older homes have a hodgepodge of interior door styles. To add high-end appeal to your home, opt for upgraded interior doors that either match or complement one another and replace the doors all at once. This can help cut down on the overall cost of replacing the doors and will give your home a clean, cohesive look.
When it comes to choosing the right hardware for your interior and exterior doors, consistency is key. For a coordinated, curated look, use the same finish throughout the home, from the front door to the closet in the master bedroom. The same goes for kitchen cabinet knobs and drawer pulls.
For many older homes, a home remodel means replacing outdated or damaged windows with updated, energy-efficient versions. While you’re at it, consider adding style and character to the windows by updating the window trim. If it’s an option for you, installing transom windows can flood your home with natural light during the day and make any room feel more spacious.
Finishing off the windows comes down to choosing the right window treatment. When installing curtain rods in your home, consider placing them just below the ceiling or crown molding, rather than directly above the window casing. This will give the illusion of more height and make the room feel larger and grander.
Heating and Cooling Vents
To instantly add character to a room, swap flimsy builder-grade metal heating and cooling vents with decorative iron vents. You might not think that an A/C vent can make that much of a difference in a home remodel, but upgrading the grates is one of those simple finishing touches that can make a big impact on a space.
No matter what your taste, fixtures and finishes can really make a home. If you’d like to upgrade yours reach out to the professionals at Eakman Construction for more information.