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15 Eye-Catching Details You Should Add to Your Home


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We’ve all heard of “curb appeal” but architectural details can enhance the enjoyment of your home in addition to adding to its value.

Major renovations are expensive. Architectural details and accents are much more economical. Here are some fundamental considerations with regards to simple architectural changes that can make your home look and feel special.

15. Exterior Lighting

Replace those old, corroded lights. It’s not expensive and it’s easy to do. Shop the sales and look for exterior lights that not only correspond to your homes decor, but your exterior design.

14. The Doors

Exterior doors create an impression. Especially the front door. Don’t play this cheap. Back doors can be inexpensive. Front doors make a statement. Invest in a great looking front door. It’s the first impression of you and your home.

13. Windows

Rotting or rusting frames are embarrassing and can cause significant problems. Refurbish, refinish or replace any window that appears to be compromised by water. Windows reflect who you are. An upgrade to a bay-window can make a big difference.

12. Inlays

Inlays in the corner of a hardwood floor bring an elegant richness and warmth to wood. Varying types of wood from burled oak to cherry create an accent that sets any hardwood floor apart from the ordinary. Tile designs also present great options.

11. Vaulted ceilings

They add a sense of space and grandeur to a bedroom, living room or den. Trim can further define the design and highlight the feature.

10. An aquarium

An aquarium built into a wall between rooms makes a dramatic and natural statement. Salt-water or fresh-water aquariums offer a dynamic addition to any room that acts as a gathering point for family and friends.

9. Skylights

They invite natural light into a room and are especially desirable for parts of a home that have a northern-exposure.