Sometimes it’s the little things that really set one house apart from the next.
I’m a big believer in letting the details do the talking. I’ve compiled a short list of the “little things” that can make a new house stand apart from the crowd.
1. Deep-set window sills. Above, you can see I’ve used reclaimed wood beams, cut down to fit. These sills are eight inches wide– they make a meaningful impression in a room. The windows are flush on the outside of the house.
2. The Trim. I really don’t like the basic paint-grade trim. I prefer using custom milled trim that fits the personality of the home. Trim typically surrounds every door and window opening in your home — you look at it EVERYWHERE. It shouldn’t be intrusive, but it should be quality.
3. Built-ins. There are many ‘voids’ in a home under construction. And it is very very easy to build-in some quality furniture grade bookcases, shelving, even drawers. These added spaces are meaningful additions to any room. The little things.
4. Outside detailing! Have a patio? A walkway? Stamp it. The stamps these days are amazing. This cobble stone stamped concrete is one of my favorites. It turns something blah into something interesting and worthy of a second look.
5. Interesting flooring.
Sure, you could just lay down the brick floor in the typical brick stack pattern — but why not follow the French and do something truly artistic on the floor? They mastered parquet’s, houndstooth patterns, and so much more. I love adding details like the brick entry above, into my homes.
Again, these are just five “little things” to think about in the construction of a new home –or the remodel of an older home.
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