By . interior. Published at Wednesday, May 02nd, 2018 - 05:14:04 AM.
Add feature lighting Builder-grade homes often rely on plain. recessed lighting to get a brighter look in kitchens and living rooms. Sure. they're effective. but recessed lighting won't do much for adding character to your home. Since you're more or less “stuck” with the lighting plan (no DIY electrical renovations. please!).
Try a ceiling treatmentLook up! Most builder-grade homes don't do much with the ceilings. Usually. they're simply painted white. leaving more budget for other areas and details of the home. However. adding character to your ceilings can give your home a more lived-in. custom look. Try installing decking to give your ceiling more texture. or add a ceiling medallion to bring attention to a unique light fixture.
you can add floor (and table) feature lighting to warm up your space and illuminate some of the more charming parts of your home.A table lamp near a houseplant helps brighten up a dark corner. Or. create a comfy reading nook with an overhanging floor lamp and an overstuffed chair. You don't need to change out fixtures. and you can still swap out feature lighting whenever you want to try something different.
Just keep in mind that your new hardware should still complement the existing features in your home. creating a totally cohesive look.Add trim to your mirrorsBuilders are notorious for bare-bones bathroom design. especially when it comes to mirrors. They usually provide you with the option to upgrade fixtures and even lighting. but most builder-grade homes simply have unframed mirrors that lack personality.