Accoutrements Du Jour

One of the best ways to change the character of a room is to add some architectural detailing. While you may be opening up a space with custom remodeling, planning for the extra details is important. Talking about it with your custom remodeler at the outset will make it easier and more cost-effective. So often, homeowners are halfway down the path of remodeling before the builder even gets there. It’s important to talk to the builder first, before you set your heart on something.  A good custom builder or remodeler will listen to your vision, check to see if it is structurally possible, and offer some of his own ideas that will give you the best bang for your buck.  Details can add to the bill, but they can also make or break the look of the room.  

Bulk heads, valances, wider trim, coffered ceilings, and chair rails are great custom remodeling touches for kitchens, family rooms and sun rooms.  Archways and windows are also a good way to open up an existing space.  Many people are now including an outside space in their remodeling plans.  If you open up a wall to create a larger kitchen, consider a patio or deck with built-in seating and a grilling area.  According to a trend article from Better Homes & Gardens at, more people are creating outside rooms like outdoor kitchens and sitting areas.  You can even enjoy the outdoor space year-round from inside through full-length windows or large glass doors.  Add the details and change your entire perspective.