For a house to be well-designed, both the big and small details have to be considered carefully. But most of the time, it’s the little details (the ones we tend to gloss over) that matter the most. Here are some of the small home details that you should take a closer look at:
Even though a staircase is one of the essential parts of a house, it is not always the first thing that comes to mind when you think about renovating your home. It’s just a staircase–does it matter if it looks great or not? Well, in the case of modern staircases, updating your staircase is one of the best home improvement projects you can do. For one, the stairs are used every day. Who wants to look at an ugly staircase with faded woodwork and banisters from decades past, right? Apart from making your staircase look more aesthetically pleasing, a good update is sure to bring in a high return-of-investment for you.
2. Curtain height
Not something that a lot of homeowners think about, but curtain height affects how the rest of the room looks and feels. If you have a small room, you can make it look larger by hanging long curtains at the ceiling level. This technique is also effective in concealing unappealing windows or balancing out windows with uneven heights or designs.
On the other hand, if the room is already too large, it’s better to hang the curtains from the window level.
3. Front door
The front door is like the face of your house. And so, it can very well make either a good or bad first impression.
If your front door looks shabby and outdated, it can deck a few points from your curb appeal. Moreover, it can pose safety issues if your door can’t handle harsh weather or a person trying to break in. That said, replacing your front door is an excellent way to improve the look of your exteriors and make the most out of a new entry in terms of functionality.
4. House number
We’ve gotten so used to seeing the house number that we almost don’t notice that it’s looking shabby–or worse–is no longer visible from the street at all. There are many ways you can spruce up your house number, such as repainting it, putting a backlight behind the numbers, or being creative with wooden signage.
5. Counter height
Counter height is another small detail that is often missed. In the kitchen, the standard for counter height is 36 inches, while in the bathrooms, it’s 30 inches. While these measurements can be ideal for some households, others benefit more from customized counter heights.
For example, if the household has members of more than average height, raising the counters is a great way to make tasks more comfortable in the kitchen and bathroom.
These are just some of the small yet essential home details that can make a big difference in your home. If you are planning to do a renovation, you might want to start with these to make your home more functional, aesthetically-pleasing, and inviting.