Ask any interior designer what really makes a house a home and they’ll tell you the secret is creating a personal touch. Surrounding yourself with details and artifacts that are special to your family make for a comfortable and welcoming residence.
At the core, there’s no right or wrong way to personalize your home. However, there are a few novel ideas that you can use as a guide to making the ideal family oasis. Here’s how to get started:
Focus on the Kitchen
In any home, the kitchen is one of the most used areas. More than just a place for meal preparation and dining, this area is a gathering spot where friends and loved ones share stories, discuss important issues, and make lasting and pleasant memories. That’s why placing a priority on the kitchen in your custom home is a great idea.
Start by choosing appliances and hardware that match well with family member personalities. Next, select color patterns that set a calm and soothing mood. Have fun placing varied decorations. Anything from accent pieces to art from the kids will make the kitchen an area where everyone will feel welcome and content.
Spruce Up Floors and Ceilings
While often overlooked, more homeowners today are paying special attention to structural surfaces.
Floors that feature hardwood or other striking materials can tie together an entire room. Add some flair by placing a high-quality rug. Textured ceilings are also popular along with innovative designs. Some people opt for eye-catching patterns such as zebra, leopard, or even artful spirals and curves.
In addition, lighting has the power to create ambiance. Along with traditional options, you can also incorporate family heirlooms such as lamps, chandeliers, and other elements that bring a truly personal touch to any room.
While interesting décor and eye-catching furniture certainly have their place, what really makes a home a relaxing haven is placing items that are well-thought-out and match your family’s unique desires and requirements.
For instance, televisions are best placed at eye-level or just slightly above, so people don’t have to crane their necks while watching. While comfortable furniture is essential, keep in mind the ease of getting in and out of couches and chairs. This will avoid a potentially embarrassing or unsafe scenario.
Interior design experts also recommend using natural light whenever possible. In Central Florida where the sun shines most every day, achieving this goal is simple. Begin by contacting a trusted and reputable builder who can help you maximize options for natural light in your custom home.
Reach Out for Other Ideas
Social media is a great way to generate ideas that could work well in your custom home. It’s also helpful to glean novel concepts by visiting the homes of friends or even dropping by open houses in your community.
Don’t forget the wealth of wisdom and guidance available from a skilled and qualified builder. For more than 25 years, we’ve helped countless Central Florida homeowners realize their dream of owning a custom home personalized to their specific wants and needs.
The exclusive builder for Halifax Plantation, we take pride in using only the highest-quality materials. Our consistently cordial customer service has helped us build a solid reputation in the community. Contact us today to get started on your own custom home.