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5 Home Design Features to Consider

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Many people make mistakes by not thinking about certain design features in their homes. Here are five house design factors to consider as you plan your makeover. They’re more like themes or ideas rather than specifics.

1. Maintenance

If you are remodeling your home, it’s important to maintain it. Incorporating features that are easy to clean and don’t require a lot of upkeep can save you time and money in the long run.

 Apartment wall remodeling

For example, using materials resistant to stains and scratches can help keep your surfaces looking new, while choosing durable fixtures and fittings will minimize the need for repairs. Small details, such as choosing door knobs that don’t need polishing, can make a big difference.

By taking a little extra time to consider maintenance during the design process, you can create a home that will be easier to care for in the years to come.

2. Style

There are endless possibilities for customizing your home to reflect your unique taste when it comes to style. However, it can be not easy to know where to start with so many options available. Here are a few key design features to consider when planning the style of your home:

Furniture: Choose furniture that reflects your style and will be comfortable for both you and your guests. Find furnishings that can suit multiple purposes, like an ottoman that doubles as a coffee table or table.

 Bright modern home with furniture

Colors: Painting is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to improve the appearance of your residence. Experiment with different color schemes until you find one that you love. Don’t be afraid to use bold colors- they can add personality and make a small space feel larger.

 A house painter stands on a ladder to paint house with blue color

Lighting: The right lighting can make all the difference in the ambiance of your home. Consider using dimmer switches to adjust the light level to suit your needs. Try using different light fixtures to create interest and add task-specific lighting in key areas like the kitchen and bathroom.

 House interior with lighting

3. Timeless Look

Another good thing is a timeless appearance. It’s important to include some timeless elements in your design, and we remind our customers that the major elements of their house, like their floor and cabinets, will not need to be replaced very often. Since such elements may have a longer shelf life than trendy ones, you may want to stick with more fashionable elements like furniture and wall colors. They can easily change in the future.

4. Use of Space

 Butler's Pantry in a beautiful estate home

Where do you plan to use your extra space? That might impact how you design it. Are you the type to host parties? If so, you may want to get a butler’s pantry with a lower profile than a butler’s pantry with minimal storage space.

5. Functionality

From the layout of the rooms to the type of flooring, every detail should be carefully considered. However, one of the most important things to consider is functionality. After all, a home is ultimately a place to live, and it should be designed with that purpose in mind.

A few key features can make a big difference in terms of functionality. For example, an open floor plan can make a small space feel more spacious and promote better flow between rooms.

 Functional Home Interior

Large windows let in natural light and can make a room feel airier, while built-in storage can help cut down on clutter. By thinking carefully about functionality, you can ensure that your home is beautiful and practical.

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