Want your home to look like those in the magazines or the ones plastered all over social media? While it’s not impossible to do, achieving this look can be a little overwhelming at first. The good news is that upgrading your builder-grade home with a custom look can be achieved with a few simple upgrades.
One of the best places to start is on the ceiling! Swapping out the lighting is one of the best ways to give your home a custom look. Standard builder-grade lighting is quite boring. Choose a different color, like black or bronze fixtures, for an eye-catching look.
Another great way to make your home feel custom is by installing millwork, such as wainscoting, crown molding, and chair rails. You can also dress up your walls with wallpaper. Today’s wallpaper is available in beautiful, modern colors and is great to use for creating an accent wall.
Upgrading your flooring can also make your home look more custom. Swap out the basic builder vinyl for hardwood flooring, or say goodbye to beige carpet and instead invest in a decorative runner.
Most importantly, don't forget about the details! Builder-grade homes often look boring because nothing makes them stand out. Swap out the hardware in your kitchen. Add new fixtures to your bathroom, such as the faucet or towel bar.
Last but not least, don’t neglect the bathroom! Plain flat mirrors scream builder grade. Dress up the space with a framed mirror or one that offers an unexpected shape.
Making over your plain vanilla home is simple! From new lighting to add accents to swapping out the bathroom mirrors, there are endless, inexpensive ways to turn your home into one that is uniquely yours. For your mirror framing needs, look no further than MirrorMate. Browse our website to see our beautiful collections.