Subtle Sophistication: 5 Understated Ways to Elevate Your Home

On February 19, 2015 by Himanshu

Small things sometimes making the biggest differences. This couldn’t be any truer when it comes to home design and decor. That’s why it’s important to know what low-key changes can be made to rev up the home. In no time a home can be transformed with little money and little sweat.

Door Makeover

Door Makeover

Doors can make a huge impact on the look of a home. Flat white doors with ugly old brass knobs make a home look outdated and boring. Either replace the doors with some that have a design or refinish the old ones with new paint (go with black for an ultra-rich look) and wood trim. Toss those old knobs and replace with new brushed nickel pull handles.

Go with Vinyl

Vinyl Flooring

Carpets are not good for looks or health. Vinyl flooring is an excellent replacement choice because it’s cost effective and low maintenance. It also comes in a variety of styles and colors that mimic more expensive materials such as hardwood or tile.

Don’t Skip Crown Molding

Crown Molding
Adding crown molding to the ceilings of a home really gives a luxurious feel to any room. It’s also fairly inexpensive and easy to install. Opt for a bright white when considering the color. This way it not only stands out but goes with any paint color. The bigger and more detailed the molding, the more elegant the room will look.

Window Treatments Are Crucial

Window Blinds
Whether it be blinds or shutters, making sure the windows look as good as the rest of the home is important. According to many industry experts, windows that have quality treatments such as shutters, not only are great for privacy but add richness and beauty to the home. Sunburst Shutters are an excellent choice because they are available in a wide array of materials and colors, last the longest and add value to the house.

Clean Up

Clean Floor
As obvious as it may sound, a tidy home is a better looking home. Simply dusting, cleaning the floors and organizing can make a world of difference. The best part is that it’s virtually cost free and takes little time. Cluttered and dirty houses mask even the most expensive elements.

Big and costly home renovations are not always necessary to make a home look amazing. Start with minor, subtle changes and give a bland home some sophistication. Doors, flooring, crown molding, windows, and cleaning should not be left untouched in order to get that great look.

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