Are you one of those who love the colonial-style house but with modern comforts?
Here are some of the tips to get the “old feel” in your house without making a hole in your pocket.
Nowadays, most Americans opt for contractor-built houses for convenience. These houses are designed to have modern features and facilities and are energy-saving. To some, this may seem ‘boring’. When you feel a house is brand-new but is so ordinary and similar to other houses, the term “Model Home Syndrome” is used to describe it.
To break away from Model Home Syndrome, these are some of our budget-friendly tips to give your homes some character and that colonial design feel.
Tip No. 1: Add moldings.
Most modern homes look square. By adding architectural moldings like baseboards, door and window casings, crown molding, chair rails, wainscoting, and wall frame molding and similar architectural features can give your modern homes a classic look, which for others are considered priceless.
Tip No. 2: Change lighting fixtures.
Modern homes have neutral and inexpensive lighting. Though this is cost and eco-friendly, this could also make your homes look plain and bland. Switch up to chandeliers, wall sconces, and similar decorative lighting features to give the antique-look to your homes.
Tip No. 3: Revamp light switches and outlet plates.
Now that you have antique lights, you should also pair them with antique switches and outlet plates. Go for a nickel or brass finish switch and outlet plates to achieve that vintage look.
Tip No. 4: Upgrade knobs and pulls.
Most homes have brushed aluminum and acrylic everywhere. Pay attention to details when going for the vintage theme. Upgrade your doorknobs, drawer handles, dresser and cabinet pulls to glass. By the time if you are planning to sell the house, the house buyer would first notice the doorknobs and pulls upon entering any room, how priceless and worth the value of the house.
Tip No. 5: Embellish the staircase.
Stairs take up a large amount of space in your homes. Make your staircase era-appropriate by replacing handrails and newel posts with intricate woodwork. You may also add stair-runners to add to the vintage look.
When you want to get that classical, colonial-style house, your best option is to call the experts at No Limit Contracting & Design, a remodeling company in Greenville NC. This home improvement contractor in Greenville NC is state-licensed and compliant with the Construction Laws of North Carolina.
No Limit Contracting & Design is also a commercial remodeling company in Greenville NC and a custom new construction company in Greenville NC. We are fully insured who work with insurance adjusters. We have strong relationships with other developers, subcontractors, suppliers being a member of the Greenville-Pitt County Home Builders Association, affiliated with the North Carolina Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders.
We inform you of every step of the service that everything is according to your liking. Our team will not stop until you are satisfied. We also give the most accurate estimate for your remodeling, construction, and even repair needs.