How to Add Character to a Builder’s Grade Home

Not everyone can afford to build a completely customized home.  But with these tips and tricks, you don’t need to!  Read on for ways to add character to your builder’s grade home.

Change Your Wall Colorckbr kitchen remodel open concept

First and foremost, the easiest thing you can do to change the way a home looks is to change the wall color!  Most builder’s grade homes have every wall painted the same, neutral color — which means you’ve got an entire houseful of blank canvas to work with.  Whether you do a pop of color on a statement wall, a modern gray or a classic soft blue, changing up your walls will go a long way toward making your house look custom.

Replace Door and Cabinet Hardware

If you’ve seen one brass-colored doorknob, you’ve seen them all!  Luckily, this is an inexpensive way to give your house a unique touch.  Same goes for the hardware on your kitchen cabinets and drawers.  Whether you go sleek and modern or flea market chic, there are plenty of options for this quick and easy upgrade — and you can do your entire house in an afternoon.

Paint Your Cabinets

Give your builder’s grade kitchen cabinets an upgrade with a fresh coat of paint.  Painted cabinets can give your kitchen a sleek modern look or a cozy country look, depending on the color and complimentary décor you choose, so dream big!

Upgrade Your Fixtures

Whether you’re changing out your lighting fixtures or your sink faucets and shower heads, this is an easy way to add something unique to a builder’s grade home.  Replacing your standard brass and chrome fixtures can go a long way toward making your home look custom.

Upgrade Your Flooring

Just like the walls, many builder’s grade homes feature the same carpet throughout the home, not to mention plain-looking linoleum in the bathrooms.  Whether you tile a bathroom or an entryway or replace the carpet in the living room with snazzy hardwoods, upgrading your flooring is a quick way to beautify your home.

Custom Remodeling from CKBR

Whether your budget is big or small, CKBR’s design specialists can help you with your plan to upgrade your home.  For a free, in-home consultation, give us a call today at 602-438-6638, or visit us on the web for more information.