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10 Ways To Make Any Home Look Custom

Feb 2

10 Ways To Make Any Home Look Custom

Many people feel that the past year has seen a surge in our desire to make our living spaces more comfortable and modern. Here are 10 ideas to give your home a more personal look.

Custom Built-Ins

Custom built-in cabinetry is beautiful and practical. A great option to improve your home's appearance is custom-built-in cabinetry. A skilled trim builder with extensive experience in custom housebuilding can build bookshelves. Your home will have a custom-made look thanks to the way they are built. Our homeowners are most likely to choose a large custom built-in piece for their Living Room or Study.

Updated Staircase

A staircase is often located prominently in a residence, making it ideal for a high-impact renovation. If you don't want to go with the standard staircase that builders recommend, you might consider replacing it with a fresh railing or new stain or paint, trimmed tiled risers, and/or a unique rug. Richer color and trim can make your stair hall look even more impressive.

New (and Consistently) Available Trim

See inspiration photos for ideas on what trim style you like. Update all baseboards/crown molding and door/window trim to match. All trim detailing will make your home appear more custom than it is "builder-basic" and even semi-custom if you update it.

Solid-Core Interior Doors

Get 1.75-inch solid doors to replace hollow core doors. These doors feel heavier and of better quality. However, you can also customize the panels (or none) to best match your style. Make sure you upgrade your door hardware too!

Wall Detailing

A home that reflects your taste and desires will have a customized look and feel. Personalize your walls with custom paneling and plaster, new wallpaper, or different paint colors. Say goodbye to "builder sand"!

Ceiling Detailing

Ceiling detailing can also enhance the feel of your home, in the same vein as wall decoration. This doesn’t have to cost a lot. You might consider adding tongue & groove paneling or solid beams to your walls. Ceiling detailing can be combined in several key areas with other design elements to create a cohesive, unique design.

Bathrooms Renovated

This suggestion is not very simple and it's not cheap, as opposed to the two previous ones. However, it can often be very worthwhile! You don't have to change the bathroom's layout if it is functional. Many attractive options look great and won't break the budget. Before spending your time and money updating bathrooms, ensure that they are fresh and well-designed.

Floor Inlays

Inlays can be added to a larger project to improve your flooring. This inlay is often not done as a single project. The inlaid design can be used to define a space or transition from one area to the next.

Update your Lighting

Lighting is often overlooked in semi-custom homes and production homes. You don't just need to use the regular mix of recessed lights and basic hanging fixtures when you plan to renovate your home. Consider your personal lighting preferences. What about overhead lighting (recessed containers) and indirect lighting (lamps, directional walls lighting)? Are you looking for pendants, chandeliers, and sconces that are both stylish and functional? Other options include dimmer switches, lighting control systems, and art wall lighting to make your home truly unique.

Updated Kitchens

It is perhaps the most important item on this list. The only way to make your home truly unique is by renovating it. Update your kitchen to improve both function and form.


We hope you find this article inspiring! A few strategic options can help you achieve a customized look for your home when you embark on a home-renovation journey. Good luck with your renovations!



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Round Rock, TX

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