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How to Choose Your Home Finishes Like a Designer

By | New Homes

From trim colors to cabinet design, flooring components to door handles, to say that you have a lot of decisions to make when designing a new home is a definite understatement. Who knew there were so many choices for so many aspects of the home? Well, if you’re not in the home building and design world every day, it can be tough to sort through all your choices when it comes to home finishes. That’s why we’ve compiled some helpful tips from the design pros. Don’t make the mistake of choosing the wrong finishes to suit your new home. Here’s how to choose your home finishes like a designer.

Timeless Over Trendy

Many designers advise sticking to finishes that can stand the test of time, as opposed to ultra-modern trends that seem there one day and gone the next. If you’re going for the contemporary look in your home, like many homeowners today, don’t choose too many trends at once. Instead, find a trend that you like and implement it into your home where it works best. Having too many trends in the home can not only be messy, you also run the risk of certain trends becoming outdated quickly. Too many trends can be a recipe for disaster in the home, especially when it’s hard to tell which trends will actually be around for more than a couple of years. The last thing you want to do is a complete overhaul on your home’s finishes every year or so.

Your Time Frame and Budget

Keeping these two important aspects in mind is critical to the home design process. Knowing your budget up-front is key and knowing how different finishes can impact the price of the home can help you decide which to focus on first. It’s also recommended to make your decisions about your home’s finishes within a narrow time frame. Having too much time to decide on the finishes and selections of your home can cause confusion in the process. Maybe last week, you were all about the brushed nickel faucets, now this week you’re not so sure. Making your decisions within a compact time frame helps you to construct a more solid vision when it comes to your new home.

Other Helpful Tips

In the home building and design world, it’s easy to get lost in the details, especially since there are so many of them! That’s why the professionals can help you stay on track. Other tips to keep in mind when making decisions about your home finishes include:

  • Limiting your finish choices

  • Maintaining your focus on the end result

  • Remembering that it’s your home

In limiting the decisions you need to make, you’re able to focus in on what matters most to you. For example, you may not have much of an opinion when it comes to guest bath tubs, but you may be passionate about your laundry room floor. Every homeowner is unique with a distinct style and you want to be happy with the choices you make. Remember, this is your home! Get the most out of it by keeping these helpful tips in mind.

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