There is great joy in buying one’s first house. Such pride and excitement come in being a homeowner. However, those builder grade materials don’t lend themselves to pride of ownership. By the time I was finished in this once cookie cutter home, it was anything but basic!
10 tips to make a cookie cutter house look custom
Paint the exterior in a unique color palette.
Replace existing hardware with more decorative door knobs and handles.
Add a unique driveway with a decorative border.
Install a unique mailbox for curb appeal.
Replace the front door with a more custom design.
Add new lighting fixtures.
Install shutters on the windows to add more character.
Use a decorative stone or tile for the porch or walkway.
Add flower boxes to the windows for added color.
Install unique window treatments for a custom look
How do you add personality to a new home?
Adding personality to your new home doesn’t have to leave you stumped. Use these examples for inspiration on how to add your own flair to your space.
A few more things to consider…
Be sure to add art or photographs to your walls, as we did in the Entry. They can be framed pieces of artwork, prints, or even your own photographs. We used special antique family photos to create a photo gallery wall with significance and special meaning.
You could also add some fun throw pillows or rugs to your living space for a cozy and inviting atmosphere. We used a bold black and white buffalo check pattern on the home office wall to make a bold statement inside the front door. Painted stripes are inexpensive but add a huge impact.
What to do with a spare bedroom? I love how we were able to use this extra spare bedroom and use it for a home gym. what to do with a spare bedroom
Finally, adding plants or flowers to your home can bring in some color and life. I don’t personally have a green thumb, but I can make a grocery store bouquet look great.
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