Our Bannock Model is one of my favorite floor plans and there are some features that make designing this house very fun.
Never Underestimate Natural Light
If you have ever seen a photo of a home and wondered what it was that made everything just look a little better than normal, it was probably because the house had a ton of natural light.
Get the Most from Your Existing Natural Light
Large windows in common areas, like those in the Chelsea pictured above, can add a much needed touch to lift a space from dim to bright and airy. To get the most bang for your buck:
- add mirrors on walls adjacent to your windows or in dark spots of your rooms to bounce natural light around.
- use light, cool colors on the walls to boost the natural light
- move furniture so that it isn't blocking your natural light
Add More Natural Light
You may decide that you need better sources of natural light. You can of course add windows to a room, or make existing windows larger, but other ways of adding natural light include adding doors that have windows, or adding skylights.
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Picking a color for anything in your home can be a little nerve wracking for most of us, especially on something as long-lasting as kitchen cabinets.
When staining your kitchen island, pull a dominate color in your kitchen floor.
Another year another Pantone pick!
"When placing a rug on carpet, focus on color and pile height."
Rugs on carpet can be tricky.
Hallways are the perfect spot to display artwork or even throw a cabinet into the mix to maximize your storage space but if the hallway is narrow there are a few minor tweaks that can be made easily.
A barn door accent can have several different styles ranging from farmhouse, traditional or even very modern.
Love this kitchen? We sure do! It's from one of our Madison models, but the finishes, like all of our homes, are custom to this specific house. However, you can replicate this look in your home using the finishes listed below.
When decorating around a fireplace use the rule of three.
The rule of three suggests that things arranged in odd numbers, specifically three, are more appealing to the human eye.
The rule of three works really well when filling space on shelves around your fireplace.
Creating asymmetrical arrangements of vases, books or candleholders in a high, medium, low clusters creates an extra layer of interest especially if the colors and textures are complimentary to other decor in the space.