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The Finishing Touches

Whatever it is you are working on, the finishing touches are the icing on the cake and if done incorrectly can make your expensive remodel look cheap, unfinished, and thrown together.

How the little things can make a big difference

You’re nearing the end of your home renovation and it feels like everything is coming together. As you round the corner to the finish line, some last-minute things are going to need to be taken care of in order to complete the look of your newly renovated kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, or family room. Whatever it is you are working on, the finishing touches are the icing on the cake and if done incorrectly can make your expensive remodel look cheap, unfinished, and thrown together. Here’s how you can make a big difference in the final hour and create a wow factor that leaves them talking.

Start with the foundation.

Any good home remodel in Kirkland, WA needs a good foundation – something to make room for the finishing touches. When you are nearing the end of your home renovation project, walk through the site with your contractor and make plans with your designer for the final elements. This is your last chance to change anything to make room for your furniture, decor, and accessories. How you decorate your home is up to you, but it’s our job to ensure that the foundation of the room or space is ready for whatever you want to do with it.

Make a list.

After the walkthrough, make sure you write down everything you need to buy. Be flexible and open to the inspiration that you receive as you go out and do your shopping. If you’ve hired a designer to do the sourcing for you, ask them for several options to choose from. A good designer will instinctively do this anyway, but always ask to ensure you get the most choice. This also provides you with ideas and helps you create a room that you will love and use. When you are shopping, consider using a room planning app or shop online so you can see how fabrics and elements will work together. There’s nothing worse than finding out your sofa doesn’t match your drapes, even though you were sure they were a coordinating color.

Test it out.

Designers offer in-home consultations for a reason, so take advantage of those services and make the most of your time together to plan out your space. As you gather the elements and finishes you want to showcase in your home, pick only the pieces you love and find ways to incorporate them into your existing decor and furniture. There’s no reason to break the bank buying all new things, but it’s hard to resist when you are working with a clean slate and a brand new space. Keep what you love and scrap the rest.

Options

When choosing your finishes, be sure to consider the fabric, washability, durability, accents, lighting, decor such as art, vases, throw cushions, rugs. Everything needs to be considered right down to the pulls on your bathroom cabinet. Lightswitch covers, hooks, shades and more all come together to help make your custom home remodel feel like yours. High-end home renos don’t need a lot of finishing touches to make the room come together. At Eakman Construction, we make sure the space you want is the space you get and we’ll help you find the right finishes for your taste and style.