The Details that Make all the Difference in Home Remodels

Posted by Devon Shryock

There is an interesting contrast that happens during both the design and build portions of a remodel. We have to think with the overall project, what needs to be done, the end result of the remodel, and more. However, to get to that end result, we have to drill down and concentrate on every little detail. When these details are put together, they create a beautiful whole.

Here are some of the many, many details we take a look at when we remodel a home:

Flooring type. There are so many options when it comes to flooring. Carpet, hardwood, tile, or laminate? What shade is most appropriate for the room? Are we working to accent the flooring, or does it help to accent another part of the space? These are just a few of the questions we have to take into consideration during a remodel.

Faucets. Believe it or not, faucets can really change the feel of a home. They can modernize it or give it an old fashioned feel. You don’t want an dated faucet in an ultra-modern home.

Cabinetry. Thankfully, we are not stuck with that one, 70’s style cabinet one finds in so many apartment listings on Craigslist. There are a ton of different types of wood, stains, doors, and handles that can give your kitchen, den, and living room a consistent feel.

Kitchen islands. To have a kitchen island or to stick with counters? That is often the question - and it’s a good question. Kitchen islands give one way more counter space, but they do block off the kitchen a bit. Also, some kitchens are in a location where an island would be cramped or awkward. This is one of those decisions that you can’t just go with the trend on.

Lighting. There are so many beautiful lighting variations available. Not only does a homeowner have to consider the type of electric lighting installations available to him or her during a remodel, they have to think with skylights, sun tunnels, and windows too.

Little accents. You have many options that will help make your home a reflection of your lifestyle and aesthetic sensibilities. There are backsplashes, tile inlays, chandeliers, picture windows, built-ins and much more. All of these help tie in every room, making the house a cohesive whole, while also helping you - the homeowner - express your personality.

Nooks and crannies. There are great uses for otherwise empty space. With a built in, you can make a landing into a mini office. With a little bit of design we can create a storage hideaway under the stairs or inside of a bench. There are a ton of great space utilization options during your remodel.

Towel holders. This may seem like a little detail, but the small piece of hardware that holds your towel and/or robe can make a room feel dated or luxurious. If you remember your first apartment, you will probably understand what we mean.

Wall materials. Believe it or not, you aren’t stuck with drywall. Brick or stone can be used indoors to create a unique and striking wall or an ultra-modern structural feel.

We can take your remodeling project  all the way from design through build. Call us today and let us help you make your house into your ideal home.

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