As we continue to look into some of your custom renovation decisions, we go from number crunching to the creative side.

Question Three – What’s your design style?

Do you like modern, contemporary or traditional style homes? Your custom renovation is the perfect opportunity to add all of those little design ideas to your home. Does your Raw Industrial look call for a recycled exposed beam, will your Retro Revival kitchen scream for an archway, will those window hoods be on target for your love affair with Hamptons Coastal or are they going sing Country Colonial? Your custom renovation should create a beautiful, interesting and functional living space.

Throughout the process of renovating your home, one of the most difficult decisions to make, early on, is what style to make a particular room. Your design style may impact on other decisions that you need to make, the type of windows, choice of floor covering or the use of different lighting. You want the design of that room to flow with the rest of the house, of course, but you also want it to have a unique touch and to reflect your personality.

One of the biggest mistakes that you can make with your renovation is to follow a trend. By its very definition, a trend is ever changing and no one wants a fashion faux pas to haunt your home. It can become costly to redo your custom renovation.

Create a mood board and collect favourite images to get an idea of the type of design style that speaks most to you. There are lots of apps and on line sites to help you, with quizzes and tools to use. Another option is to utilise professionals who can help you with as little or as much as you need. Discover your favourite style!

The main takeaway message here should be that no matter what, it’s your home. It should be a sanctuary that you can relax in and enjoy the space. It doesn’t matter what your friends are telling or what the sales lady thinks you should buy this season – it’s about what you love. And you should do whatever feels right for you.

Talk to Constructive Homes now so that you can love your home – and your custom renovation – forever!

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