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6 Small Details You Can Upgrade to Make Your Home More Luxurious and Upscale

Written by Posted On Friday, 10 November 2017 07:39
6 Small Details You Can Upgrade to Make Your Home More Luxurious and Upscale

Details are small, and that’s why they’re so commonly overlooked. Remodeling and redecorating your home to provide a fresh new look seems simple, but it’s the smallest details homeowners forget that make the biggest impression. You can undergo a full transformation, but sometimes your home needs nothing more than updated details. They’re small, but the impact they make is substantial.

Change the Floors


One of the simplest ways to improve the overall look of your home is to replace old, tired flooring. Carpet doesn’t make your home look like a million bucks, but adding beautiful tiles or lovely timber flooring options throughout your home can make a significant impact. To give your floors that little extra push from beautiful to custom, consider adding a custom design in the foyer for guests to see when they walk into your home.

Focus on the Doors


Doors are details people often overlook. They’re white, they’re wood, and they’re functional. It’s time to get rid of your basic, boring doors and focus on adding things that are a just a bit more exciting. Barn doors on sliders are the perfect closet doors. Adding doors made of glass with beautiful designs adds character, and splurging a bit on good, heavy doors can change the overall appearance of your home.

Built-Ins Make A Difference


You need shelves in your home, but build-ins are the way to go. These add dimension and detail anywhere you add them, and the cost is minimal. If you’re planning on overhauling your fireplace, for example, consider adding built-in shelves around it to provide more dimension and luxury in the family room. It’s also wise to add a few floating shelves in the kitchen on which to display your favorite lovely dishes or glassware.

Focus on Fixtures


Fixtures should be flawless. Before you buy new faucets, pulls, knobs, and door handles, take into consideration the overall style of your home. Is it antique and classic? Is it an original home in which you’re preserving the beautiful details? Whatever it is, go that route when you choose new fixtures. Beautiful silver, bronze, or even glass fixtures carefully chosen in each room can transform a space.

These are small details, and so are your light fixtures. Walking through your home to make note of what the builder added from their list of builder specials is a smart move. Those are items to get rid of immediately by replacing them with fixtures that scream stylish and upscale.

Add the Little Details


The littlest details in a home are often the ones you walk right by without noticing. It’s the baseboards on the floors, the molding along the ceiling, the railing on the stairs. The basics are fine, but you can help make your home look more like a million dollars by adding more ornate details, more beautiful designs, and even molding in rooms you don’t expect to see it such as the bathrooms and hallways.

Other little details can be found throughout your home. Do you have large bathroom mirrors that aren’t framed? Adding molding around those can take them to the next level. Remove the basic lighting in your closets and replace them with small chandeliers. These unexpected and upscale details make a difference.

Think Neutral


The best way to ensure your home looks more like a million dollars than a fixer-upper is to focus on neutral colors. Bold, bright, beautiful colors have their place in the home, but they’re better served as accents than base colors. Creamy whites combined with neutral tans, taupes, and greys make a beautiful combination encompassing luxury. If you love bold, add it with pops of color using décor to help.

A few weekends and a trip to the local home improvement store can take your home from basic to beautiful without spending a fortune. You don’t need a million dollars to make your home look like a million dollars. You just need an eye for the details to make it possible for you to get what you want out of your home.

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