Construction and Remodeling Tips
Lion River Development, Inc.
Here are tips and suggestions we make to our customers before they start a construction or remodeling project:
- Be true to you. Your home tells a story about you, so fill it with objects that you enjoy. Decorate for you - not for others.
- Tread cautiously with trends. Trends are great, but not always practical for your lifestyle or your pocketbook. Ask yourself if the design you implement today is the one you'll want to look at years from now.
- Think of others. When planning your space, imagine it with people in the room. Often, homeowners try to decorate their homes like pictures they see in a magazine. But those are for photo shoots - not for real life. Instead, focus on what's comfortable and functional for you, your family and your guests.
- Focus. Find an inspiration around which to focus your design, whether it be a piece of furniture, art or a meaningful antique. By planning your design around your most prized items, you can maintain focus and stay true to your style.
- Wow 'em with white. Nothing brightens a room like a touch of white. By simply adding a white throw pillow or towel to a room, you can make it feel cleaner, brighter and more luxurious.
- Think in 3-D. Don't forget that every room has three surfaces to consider: the walls, floor and ceiling. Each helps establish the mood.
- Cast the best light. Even the best design can look shabby in poor lighting. Choose good lighting to maximize your surroundings.
- Look ahead. Kitchen and bathroom upgrades tend to offer the most return on investment when it comes time to sell your home, so don't overlook upgrades like tile and cabinetry.
Ideas and Inspiration
See Your Home in a Better Light
Lighting can make all the difference in the look and feel of your home, however it is one of the most commonly overlooked enhancements by homebuyers.
If your home plan offers the ability, try adding halogen lighting to your space. It gives the closest approximation to daylight and makes everything sharper, clearer and cleaner.
A Good Finish
The flooring you choose for your home should be practical, durable and make a statement about your style. We offers a variety of materials, colors and textures to help you see all the possibilities and achieve your objectives.
Here are just a few of the options you'll find:
- Hardwood is a popular choice for many of today's homebuyers, particularly in cooler climates. It feels good underfoot, creates a warm look and is easy to clean. Today's pre-finished hardwood floors are more resistant to heavy traffic, making them a good choice for people who like to entertain. However, pets and small children tend to be hard on wood floors, requiring more maintenance and making other options, such as tile, more practical.
- Stone or tile is an excellent choice for heavy traffic households and warmer/humid climates. Ceramic tile is durable and available in a variety colors and styles, allowing you to express more flair with decorative borders and designs.
- For a more natural look, you may want to consider limestone and slate, as they offer the advantage of texture and character that can't be duplicated by man-made materials. Because they are natural materials, they may require more maintenance.
Keep It Simple
When you purchase a home with us, you get the added advantage of brand new GE appliances. As you choose the color of your new stove, refrigerator and dishwasher, keep in mind you will want them to coordinate with other finishes and appliances you use on a daily basis, such as your coffee maker and toaster.
Store With Style
New homes tend to offer more cabinet space than older homes. As a result, we offers you a variety of options, allowing you to make your cabinets not only functional, but also attractive. From traditional to contemporary styles, you're sure to find the right look to suit your needs.
Because your cabinets tend to be with you for as long as you live in your home, choose them wisely. Though they can be one of the more expensive upgrades you make, they can make a big difference in your overall satisfaction and also add to the value of your home.