Customizing a perfect home filled with all the details requires planning and research. The budget is the next important factor that will dictate the final product. There are several areas in every home that will be on the project list. Here are seven original ideas to consider during the process.
Every dream home has a dream kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, counter-tops, cabinets, and other features. Granite counter-tops are wildly popular so to make a statement use the same granite as a back-splash that runs the length of the kitchen wall. Add more detail with a blue stone cut-out over the sink. Coordinate the color with the cabinetry that will be installed.
There are beautiful lighting options for every dream home. Consider using variety that is strategically placed. For example, track lighting is a good choice for common areas such as family rooms and finished basements. However, for kitchens and living rooms, globe inset lighting adds an elegant touch. Exquisite chandeliers of crystal or with cascading designs are a necessity in the grand foyer and dining room.
A feature that is misrepresented in the bathroom is the shower. While bathtubs have received all the attention, turning the shower space into a decorative focal point can make quite a statement. The shower should be large and in the center of the room for a dramatic effect. Follow this concept with a full Neo Angle door from a company such as Rex Glass & Mirror Co., Inc. If the placement is in a corner, the Neo Angle door would still work. Additionally, use the granite or blue stone from the kitchen on the shower walls to continue that theme.
Go Eco-friendly with window treatments. Opt for motorized solar blinds that let in the sun while blocking UV rays. Traditional plantation shutters with stain and shellacked teak or mahogany are also exceptional choices. To add convenience, program them into the automated home system that all dream homes have.
Specialty patios add a rich aesthetic to dream homes. They can become an outdoor room with grills, fire pits and rare stone flooring. The cover could incorporate eclectic ceiling fans with decorative lighting. Consider adding a bold component with a fireplace made with the same stone from the flooring.
Dominate the neighborhood curb appeal with custom garage doors. Use exotic woods such as Brazilian Cherry. It has breathtaking grain patterns that highlight its unique quality. To showcase this feature, consider large stones as the frame in colors that accentuate the wood’s tone.
Driveways and Walkways
More show stopping curb appeal can be had with custom driveways and walkways. Paving sett cubes from Europe will add a unique quality due to the curve shaped instead of the straight lines that regular bricks have. They come in a variety of colors that can complement the garage doors and landscape.
Dream homes get their name because they incorporate the homeowner’s every preference. Budgets are usually not an issue because these are well planned endeavors. With this in mind, take advantage of using some of these custom ideas.