Michelle’s Design Centre Tips (Part 2)
Bring all samples you already have with you:
- Decorative hardware
- Existing colours or photos of pieces you’re bringing with you
Start with flooring
- consider upgrades for main rooms & standard options for secondary rooms.
- i.e. Hardwood for living room & master bedroom, broadloom for basement & guest rooms; marble/stone for foyer, kitchen, master ensuite & powder room, porcelain for guest bathrooms
- Should blend with flooring and kitchen cabinets
- Countertops are a good investment
- Make even an inexpensive kitchen look great
Choose plumbing fixtures for kitchen
Choose cabinetry & plumbing fixtures for washrooms
- Specialty upgrades such as pot fillers, garbage disposal, water filter
- In smaller homes should blend with kitchen, powder room
- Choose timeless lines
- Keep choices clean and minimal to increase visual size
4 items that are worth the upgrade:
- Hardwood throughout (and you don’t need a vacuum!); it’s one of those things that’s expected now when you go to sell.
- Upgrade your island. Ask them to extend your island so that you have a seating area; a much better use of space. Consider getting a ‘waterfall’ finish. Takes it up a notch, in terms of the glam factor.
- Kitchen cabinets. Something to consider - Which direction is your kitchen facing? i.e.: is the sun hitting your cabinetry? This will help determine which finish to choose.
- Wardrobe organizers; for the convenience factor. That way when you move it, you can easily hang everything up, instead of waiting to do that after you move in.
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