10 Ways To Make Any Home Look Custom (Part 2)


This blog edition follows on from the last in that it provides insight into how to make any home look like a custom home with some simple renovations. In the last blog edition we looked at cabinetry, staircases, new trim, doors and wall detailing. In the following copy we discuss five additional ways to give your home the look and feel of a custom home, like those built by UHomes Living. We take you on a journey which looks at ceilings, bathrooms, floors, lighting and kitchens. Continue reading for more information on how renovations in these areas can seriously enhance the aesthetic value of your home.

#6 Ceiling Detailing

In the same regard as wall detailing, ceiling detailing can create a unique look and feel which delights the residents of and guests to your home. Ceiling detailing adds a really nice personal touch. You may add solid or boxed beams, tongue and groove paneling, unique trim or colour which complements the rest of the room. Ceiling detailing can really bring the room together for the benefit of your household.

#7 Bathroom Upgrades

Bathroom upgrades are often complicated and expensive, but these are no reasons to neglect the idea when considering how to renovate your house. If your bathroom layout is already ergonomic then it’s perhaps worth focusing on the finishes. Lighting, cabinetry, countertops, plumbing fixtures and tiles can all be upgraded without too much hassle. The trouble arises when you start to replace appliances or play with the plumbing. Just make sure that the design is consistent before starting renovations.

#8 Floor Inlays

Incorporating an inlay in your flooring is typically an item that contributes to a larger renovation; it’s rarely done as a stand-alone project. Working an inlaid design into a foyer, hallway, or room helps with creating a unique space or transitioning one space into another. At the end of the day, floor inlays can make quite the design statement in the home.

#9 Lighting Updates

Changing the lighting in your home can make a significant contribution to how warm or cool the house feels. Lighting fixtures can also play a big role in determining how a room appears when first entered. Your choice of direct lighting (recessed cans) or indirect lighting (lamp or directional lighting) will play a big part in the theme of a room and it pays to be consistent across the house in this regard. A kitchen’s lights may perform a unique function, but bedroom and living room lights should be consistent with each other. Dimmers, chandeliers or light art for your walls are other options which can be explored when updating your lighting.

#10 Kitchen Upgrades

Upgrading your kitchen is potentially the most important item on this list of ten ideas to make your home look custom-built. When upgrading your kitchen, be sure to focus on function as well as form. At the end of the day, irrespective of your design choices, you want a kitchen which fulfills the needs of your family and also reflects your personal style.


Contact UHomes Living Today

If you are interested in building a life in Melbourne, contact U Homes today for a professional consultation. We have been building and selling custom homes in Melbourne for more than 10 years now and offer a wide range of tailor-made solutions for first home buyers looking to enter the market. We are available to speak to you from Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Contact our friendly consultants on 03 9048 5737 today or reach out via our contact page to ask about how we can help you build the home of your dreams.