Five creative ways to customize your new home build
February 7, 2019 | by QualicoCommunities
Embarking on a new home build can be a rather creative and inspiring process. Buyers get to pick everything from the layout of their homes to the type of flooring they want. This is great because homeowners are always looking for ways to add their personal touch to their homes to ensure it reflects their unique personalities. For buyers looking for inspiration, take a look at these five unique ways you can customize your new home.
1. Accent walls
Accent walls are a great way to add some personality and spunk to a room. Although you usually see creative accent walls in the living room, they can be incorporated into any space in your home to serve as its focal point. And better yet, you can create an accent wall from almost any material you can think of. If you prefer a sleek and elegant aesthetic, you may want to use paint or a simple wallpaper. If you like a more rustic and laid back home, maybe opt for a wooden accent wall and jazz it up with your favourite colours just like this kid’s room in the Westchester by Trico Homes. Builders usually give buyers the option of keeping and tweaking accent walls in their new homes.
2. Countertops and cabinets
Another great way to add your personal touch to your new home is with your countertops and cabinets. During the process of a new build, buyers can choose from an array of countertop and cabinet materials. They can mix and match to create the exact look and feel they want in their kitchens and bathrooms. By choosing the materials you want to be used in your home, you can also customize it to be as practical as you need. For example, homeowners who love cooking and get good use out of their kitchen may opt for granite countertops. They require little maintenance and come in a wide variety of colours. This way, homeowners can strike a balance between fashion and function in their space.
From modern smart fireplaces to more pronounced traditional models, fireplaces come in a variety of styles and with a variety of features. This makes them a perfect way to add some pizzazz to your living space. Just like accent walls and countertops, your fireplace can add to the aesthetics of your home. So, when in the process of a new build, be sure not to overlook this small yet integral part of your living room.
Lighting is everything! It sets the tone for a room and even has the ability to enhance or ruin the look of your space. Luckily, when building your home, you get to choose from a number of lighting options for every single room. Going for a clean minimalist look in your living room? Then opt for simple LED potlights. On the other hand, if your style is more elaborate and over-the-top, then you may prefer a chandelier. This will add more interest to your space.
Backsplashes are an excellent way to create a striking kitchen. Just like accent walls, unique backsplashes can be created out of almost any material, have any pattern and be any colour you can think of. Your kitchen’s backsplash can start below your cabinets or extend all the way to your ceiling – it all depends on what you fancy. Depending on the builder, buyers may get the opportunity to let their imagination run free when it comes to their backsplash. With a large selection of materials and colours, you can accomplish almost any look you can think of.
Building a home is an exciting process, and what makes it even more fun is finding unique ways to personalize your home – making it a perfect representation of who you are. With these five imaginative ways of customizing your home, you should be able to create your ideal space with ease.