Home décor and lifestyle magazines all use gushing, flowery words to describe the wide variety of home styles. From shabby chic to ultramodern, there’s a buzzword for just about every conceivable combination of colors, materials and floor plans. It’s easy to get caught up in the latest trend, but its particularly important to think carefully about the style of your home and how a remodeling project will integrate with that style. What might look good in a magazine may not be right for your family – or for the resale value of your home.
How to Define Your Style
Your home provides a number of clues to the styles you prefer. Don’t just look on the walls and floors for hints, though. Look in the closet! Don’t just look at your everyday wardrobe, but also the clothes you chose for grand occasions. Pay attention to that pile that’s accumulated on your bedroom chair, too. You may like red, but if find yourself actually wearing white or camel or navy, it may indicate that red might be a better accent color than a primary color.
Style Is A Family Affair
Do you all like to hang out and watch movies together or are you often throwing lavish dinner parties? Are your meals quick fixes grabbed in the kitchen? All of these questions can give you insights into the kinds of floor plans, built-in and countertop choices and material selections you’ll want to make during a remodeling project.
You may not live in your home forever. At some point, you may decide to sell your home. With that in mind, it’s important to consider resale value and the potential market for your home. A colonial home in an established neighborhood with an ultra-modern glass-walled office bolted onto the side of the house may detract from the value of the home and reduce the interest from potential buyers. When you design your remodeling project, it’s great to follow your style, but be conscious of the impact on your ability to sell the home in the future.
Call our design team today. We have helped hundreds of clients find their styles and build beautiful, timeless projects in their homes.