“Make the permanent things in your new home universally appealing and have fun with things that are easy to change.”
Each time we watch a commercial from Lowe’s or Home Depot, we see a home that looks great. From the color palate to the cabinet design to the floor finish … it all looks so in line with today’s trend it is scary. But remember, the commercial you just saw with the cabinets you just selected prominently displayed will have different cabinets in it by this time next year. Unfortunately, you will still have the same ones.
We always advise our clients to make sure that the further they depart from norms, to make sure they do so with the least expensive items in the home.
Your home is made up of an astounding number of selections that you will have to live with for quite some time. Most selections you make will outlive the trend that is in vogue today. Pick wisely.
Expensive and difficult to change:
- Wood flooring
- Tubs and Showers
- Fireplace surrounds
Easier to Change
- Light fixtures
- Cabinet hardware
- Plumbing fixtures
Creating a look or feel that is unique (contemporary/modern/eclectic) can be accomplished with accessories and color palates … you do not have to stain your your floors blue and install a very specific type of counter top in order to create the aesthetic you want.
If it is expensive or hard to change, think long and hard about how specific or universal its appeal is.
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