Friday, July 21, 2017

Home Design Tips that Beat the Blues and Boost Your Mood

It’s the middle of summer and we’re talking about mood lifting. Not really the time, right? On the contrary. This is the perfect time and here’s why: You are in the high season of sun and fun. You’re sleeping better, feeling better and generally in high spirits. It feels good. Now think back to last January when the grey clouds were the norm and you could hardly wait for summer. You felt tired, low, slower and more emotional than usual. 
Home Design Tips that Beat the Blues and Boost Your MoodThere’s a reason for that that I want to share with you today - and at the end, I’ll let you know why I’m sharing this “untimely information” in mid summer. 
Darkness and depression. The darker the season, the more light our organism needs. When there is not enough light, the production of the hormone serotonin decreases and the production of the sleep hormone melatonin in the brain increases. In other words, on dark winter days our bodies feel as if we are on our way to bed.
We need daylight, for example to regulate our biological clock, which needs light to makes us feel fresh and well-rested in the morning and tired at night. But also during the day, daylight affects our well-being and our mood. Daylight affects human performance too. Swedish research has shown that students in windowless classrooms have much more trouble concentrating and cooperating than students in classrooms with good daylight.
Sunlight is light radiated directly from the sun that shines in through the windows. It gives the room character with strong light and shadow effects while reaching further into the home especially in spring and autumn when the sun is low in the sky.
You can see now, why darkness makes us sad and light brings out the best in us, right? And why bring it up now? Because now is the time to prepare. Now is the time to soak in all the good light and not forget the feeling. Now is when we use our awareness of how good light is for us, to plan ahead for the darker months ahead. 
It’s time to put a plan in place now, to make sure you’ve got a lifted mood this winter. 
What can you do? 
Add a skylight to your home. They allow the daylight in and softly scatter it throughout the home no matter how dark it might be outside. They also give rooms a soft and uniform light, but decreases with the distance to the window. A good rule of thumb is that you should be able to see the sky from the areas in the room where you need plenty of daylight.
Using skylights not only ease symptoms of depression but also enhance the beauty and design of the house. Natural light is allowed to enter into a room from above, giving modern look to the room.
All in all, adding skylights to the home is a wonderful way to increase the mood and better your overall health. Of course it's important to nurture the other parts of your life, but this is a great first step and way to feel good in the process. At Unique Home Building, we are happy to help you determine exactly what's best for you and your home. Contact us today!


Monday, July 17, 2017

Take Your Kid Space From Chaos to Peaceful Playroom With These Simple Tips

Take Your Kid Space From Chaos to Peaceful Playroom With These Simple TipsWe love when our kids have room to play and be themselves but it can be really overwhelming when their space seems to overflow and take over the rest of the house. So what can you do that your children have the freedom to have their things and play freely, without you feeling like you’ve got to move out to make it happen? Well that’s something we at Unique Home Building happen to be experts at. We know exactly how to make the most of a small space, make a small space bigger and simply make your home exactly the place you want to be.
So when reorganizing your kid space, it’s important to remember that they need to have a space of their own where creativity and imagination can thrive and certain conditions make it even easier for that to happen.

For starters, make sure that organization is simple, predictable and something they’re able to understand. Use boxes to organize certain categories of toys and learning so that they can become good at keeping their space clean along the way.

As you plan the layout for your playroom, pay attention to the space involved. Is the room large? Will it be shared by multiple children? Or perhaps the “playroom” is a section of the child’s bedroom, making compact living a must. If space is no issue, consider placing storage and seating pieces along the wall and leaving the center of the room free for creative endeavors.

For smaller children, make sure to include plenty of table and create space, as children use tabletop surfaces for activities ranging from arts and crafts to small block building, as well as sensory activities such as play dough.

If your home doesn’t support having a separate play room, and you’re not ready to add on and build a playroom, you’ll likely be adding the play area to the child’s room. With this option, you need to take into consideration that the bed may take up a good portion of the wall space, and there may not be room for tables along the edge of the room. With this situation, a table in the center of the floor is a wonderful alternative as is the idea of a raised bed with a table or desk underneath.

These ideas are just to get you started, and hope they’ve gotten your wheels turning! If there’s any other way we can help you plan the changes you’re ready for, give us at Unique Home Building a call today and let us know how we can help!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Simple Changes You Can Make To Keep Your Home Growing Up Alongside Your Kids!

When you’re little ones make their way into the home it’s fun to plan their rooms, pick out paint and decor and giggle and snuggle your way through the years. And then they grow up. What do you do when they grow out of the beautiful and fun room you made for them? Do you start all over? Can you make small changes?   The truth is, it’s all doable and depends on your preferences, budget and child’s personality. So let’s look at the options you’ve got to consider and see from there what are the most important things to change and the best way to change them for you and your child!    Big kid furniture. As you child gets older, his bed and other furniture should have a more mature look and feel to it.  You could invest in an armoire to organize and hide clothes, a television and a gaming system or a nice organizing unit for books, music and hobbies. Installing built ins can also hold your child's growing clothing collection, or serve as a space to display favorite toys.  Fun floors. Your baby probably loved crawling around in the comfort of thick flooring, but as your child has gotten old, it's probably time for some hardwood floors and and area rug for both a more mature look but also for easier cleaning or even a great space to play with dolls, legos, cards or games.   Window reading. As your child begins wanting to spend more time in his room, a window seat can add instant seating and comfort to his space. If you don't already have a bay window to convert into seating, have our contractors build a long bench-style seat along the wall near the window. You can also double the space as a storage for toys, blankets and off-season clothing.  Fresh new colors. Sure, they’ll always be your baby, but they don't have to live with powder blue or pastel yellow walls forever. Choose calming yet vibrant earth tones that can follow them into their teen years as well.  Also, you may want to try using blackboard paint to create a drawing wall, or adding borders to add a splash of color to neutral tan or cream-colored walls.  Light and Bright: Lights set the mood for everything with kids from fun to sleep. If your child has trouble sleeping, it may be wise to change the lighting in the room. Have an electrician place the room light on a dimmer to leave a dull golden glow on in the evening. Or, choose a fun outlet-mounted nightlight to give the child a sense of security at night. A bedside lamp can also make your little one feel more comfortable in his room by himself.  Living and learning: Create an interactive learning area in the child's bedroom either as a space in the room or simply at a desk. Stock the area with fun and educational activities and tools such as blocks, adding tools, paper, art supplies, puzzles and multi-sensory fun.   Store smart. They’re growing, they’re getting more things and you don’t necessarily want to get rid of things quite yet. So expand your storage space by using the ceiling. Hang netting above the bed to store soft toys or mount flower-hanging hooks to the ceiling to hang vertical, soft-sides storage units. These modern storage devices are perfect for clothes and lightweight toys.  In the end, it’s about being creative and knowing your child. Talk to them and see what they want to have in the room and then go from there. Whatever the age and stage, the contractors at Unique Home Building are here to support your family in it's growth and development. Let us know how we can help in your next project!


When you’re little ones make their way into the home it’s fun to plan their rooms, pick out paint and decor and giggle and snuggle your way through the years. And then they grow up. What do you do when they grow out of the beautiful and fun room you made for them? Do you start all over? Can you make small changes? 

The truth is, it’s all doable and depends on your preferences, budget and child’s personality. So let’s look at the options you’ve got to consider and see from there what are the most important things to change and the best way to change them for you and your child!  


Big kid furniture. As you child gets older, his bed and other furniture should have a more mature look and feel to it.  You could invest in an armoire to organize and hide clothes, a television and a gaming system or a nice organizing unit for books, music and hobbies. Installing built ins can also hold your child's growing clothing collection, or serve as a space to display favorite toys.


Fun floors. Your baby probably loved crawling around in the comfort of thick flooring, but as your child has gotten old, it's probably time for some hardwood floors and and area rug for both a more mature look but also for easier cleaning or even a great space to play with dolls, legos, cards or games. 


Window reading. As your child begins wanting to spend more time in his room, a window seat can add instant seating and comfort to his space. If you don't already have a bay window to convert into seating, have our contractors build a long bench-style seat along the wall near the window. You can also double the space as a storage for toys, blankets and off-season clothing.


Fresh new colors. Sure, they’ll always be your baby, but they don't have to live with powder blue or pastel yellow walls forever. Choose calming yet vibrant earth tones that can follow them into their teen years as well.  Also, you may want to try using blackboard paint to create a drawing wall, or adding borders to add a splash of color to neutral tan or cream-colored walls.


Light and Bright: Lights set the mood for everything with kids from fun to sleep. If your child has trouble sleeping, it may be wise to change the lighting in the room. Have an electrician place the room light on a dimmer to leave a dull golden glow on in the evening. Or, choose a fun outlet-mounted nightlight to give the child a sense of security at night. A bedside lamp can also make your little one feel more comfortable in his room by himself.


Living and learning: Create an interactive learning area in the child's bedroom either as a space in the room or simply at a desk. Stock the area with fun and educational activities and tools such as blocks, adding tools, paper, art supplies, puzzles and multi-sensory fun. 


Store smart. They’re growing, they’re getting more things and you don’t necessarily want to get rid of things quite yet. So expand your storage space by using the ceiling. Hang netting above the bed to store soft toys or mount flower-hanging hooks to the ceiling to hang vertical, soft-sides storage units. These modern storage devices are perfect for clothes and lightweight toys.


In the end, it’s about being creative and knowing your child. Talk to them and see what they want to have in the room and then go from there. Whatever the age and stage, the contractors at Unique Home Building are here to support your family in it's growth and development. Let us know how we can help in your next project!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Quick Tips to Add More Life and Vibrance to Your Home Decor

Quick Tips to Add More Life and Vibrance to Your Home DecorWe all want to have a home that feels welcoming and full of life, but where do you start? You don’t always have the time to start everything over again, but you do want that fresh feeling and bold flare. At Unique Home Building, we know the process of making the perfect home from the building to design. So we thought you’d enjoy these special tips that you can put to use right away to make your home feel light, bright and welcoming to all who enter. 
Simple plants. Not everyone has a green thumb but most people want their home to have plant life everywhere. The problem with this is that if you don’t have a green thumb, your plants will end up dead and dry instead of lush and green.  The solution to this is to go with succulents and air plants, as they always look fresh, they have a variety of colors and don’t require a lot of care. You can easily head to the nearest nursery and add five to ten plants to your space for a beautiful addition of life and color. 
More white. Dark colors make spaces feel closed in and smaller, while lighter colors and white especially make spaces feel bigger, more open and fresh. So look around and see where you can add more white. Curtains, furniture pieces and wood trims are a great place to start. 
Color pops. Add some splashes of vibrant natural colors to the white you just included in the decor. Colors like bold olive, or palm leaf green, aqua marine or turquoise or even gold and mustard are great fresh options that bring out the cheer in any room.
Fresh sense. One of the first things that captures a person’s attention as they walk through the door is the smell that hits their nose. Our favorite ways to do this are the following:

  1. Candles. Everyone loves candles and they add a warm and inviting glow to any room they grace.
  2. Essential oils. Not just a health fad, essential oils are great for filling the room with mood lifting fragrances that are not only pleasant but kill germs in the air as well. Grab a diffuser, add oils and oila!
  3. Reed diffusers. A brilliant addition to any home, reed diffusers are beautiful to look at and are an elegant way to add luxurious and fresh smells to your home.

It’s not hard to add vibrance and life to your home decor; it just takes a few changes. So go ahead and put these ideas to use and see how fast the transformation goes. And if you’re ready to take it further and dive into a bigger change, contact the contractors at Unique Home Building for a consultation and a plan that’s right for you.  

Friday, June 30, 2017

3 Facts That Make Building Your Own Home a No-Brainer

3 Facts That Make Building Your Own Home an Easy No-Brainer
When it comes to owning your home, there’s a lot to fantasize about. You have the chance to have your place where your family can grow and establish roots. So just find one and buy it, right? Sure, you can. But what if you could build your own home, designed just for you and your family’s needs in a way that’s comfortable, modern and even sustainable? There’s a lot of talk these days about building your home and it’s for good reason. The benefits of building your own are so great - it’s almost crazy to pass them by! And with the contractors at Unique Home Building at your side, you’re sure to have a home building success. So why should you build your own? Here are 3 facts that make building your own home an easy no brainer: 

New home, new start. It can be so refreshing to know that you can live in a home with no history - your story and memories will be the first to grace it’s walls.. Maybe it's time for new memories and maybe cooking a dinner in a brand-new kitchen is part of the appeal of new construction. In addition, you won’t have to spend time stripping dated wallpaper or repainting to suit your personal style, but simply create your own home look and feel from the very start! 

Entertain your way. Older homes can be a challenge to entertain in because smaller rooms with unique floor plans can make it difficult to entertain guests. Today, modern home layouts allow for more open spaces and rooms that flow into each other more easily. While you are preparing dinner, you can still interact with guests enjoying conversation without feeling closed off. Imagine having the feeling of spaciousness in rooms enhanced with higher ceilings and additional windows that bring in more light than you would find in an older home! Sounds inviting, doesn't it?

Your personal design. With our modern ideas and desires, you can literally wire your home to suit your interests and needs. Older homes have very specific wiring and setups that limit what you can do and where with your music, entertainment, appliances and cooking. Imagine having a wall designed around your entertaining or home office needs? New homes can accommodate advanced technologies like structured wiring, security systems and sophisticated lighting plans, and can be tailored to meet the individual homeowner’s needs.

Ask any homeowner that’s bought a previously owned or older home and they’ll all tell you the same frustrations: Entertaining is complicated, there are never enough - or the right outlets and it usually doesn’t quite reflect who they are and what they love. But you’re lucky enough to not be bound by those limitations!

We are excited to be a part of this journey with you. If you are ready to plan your new home construction, contact the contractors at Unique Home Building today!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Great Decor Tips You Need to Make Your 4th of July Party a Smash Hit!

Great Decor Tips You Need to Make Your 4th of July Party a Smash Hit!It’s that time of the year of again where family and friends gather together over great food and fun celebration. But what’s really fun, is knowing you’ve got the party with the most bang, right? Because anyone can throw a 4th of July party, but there are some simple ideas and tips you can use to make sure yours is by far, the most memorable of all. Let's get creative this year and have the best independence day party ever.
Here are some hot 4th of July party tips you don’t want to miss, that are sure to make your party a smash hit!  
Fun With Fabric. Head to a fabric store or look around the house for any red, white or blue fabric in any kind of pattern you can find. It doesn't have to be stars and stripes, just the right colors! Tie the strips to the railings with contrasting strips of material. 
Just Add Stars. You’re about to add another lovely flare to your party. Simply find any patterned paper that you can cut stars from, but if you can find gold or silver, even better.
Creative Candles. Round up some red, white and blue votives and place tealights in them for once the sun goes down!
Fun With Food. For decorative healthy snacks, place red apples in blue buckets or strawberries in white bowls. 
Music Makes the World Go Round. Have FUN music. Create a playlist of fun, happy, celebration style music that lets people loosen up and have the time of your life. Take it further and even enjoy some karaoke before the fireworks go off! 
Simply look for creative color ideas when you're thinking about the three most important components of your Fourth of July backyard d├ęcor: table coverings, lighting and accenting finishing touches. Color coordination isn't going to be a problem, so you really can't go wrong with whatever you choose to cover your tables. The easiest thing to do with any other kind of table is to start off with a plain white tablecloth and then embellish it. Try striped ribbon, glittery paper stars, crepe paper edging or a fabric runner with tiny paper stars dangling from the ends. If that sounds like too much work, or you're having a lot of kids over, keep it simple and fun. Just cover the tables with white paper, provide red and blue crayons and stickers, and let the kids do the decorating. They will love their decorative freedom!! 
As you can see there are many ways to create a celebratory space this year.  Take one or all of the ideas and you'll be so glad you did!  
We love making your home a place to gather.  If there is anything else we can help you with, come visit our contractors at Unique Home Building, and we'll get you going with your dreams!

Friday, June 9, 2017

What Everyone Absolutely MUST Know Before Buying or Selling Any House!

What Everyone Absolutely MUST Know Before Buying or Selling Any House! Both buying and selling a home can be an exciting yet stressful process. But done correctly with the right knowledge and advice, both buying and selling can be a totally rewarding experience! At Unique Home Building, we specialize in creating houses that feel like a home both for buyers and sellers. Homes are investments that should be taken seriously with attention to the important details. So today we want to share with you the simple tips you need to keep in mind before moving forward on any sale to make sure you’re always making the smartest move. 
Beautiful curb appeal. Regardless of whether you are buying or wanting to sell, the truth remains what makes or breaks the opportunity is whether or not you or the buyer even want to go it the house. If you're looking to flip or buy cheap and renovate,find an attractive home from an architectural perspective that just needs aesthetic upgrades. Finding a home with an ugly paint color and really poor landscaping can be a major find.
Make sure the structure is solid! When it comes to buying a home, you want to avoid major structural issues that will cost you big money to fix or will lower your leverage when it’s time to sell if you haven’t fixed them. Here are a few of the biggest culprits:
Foundation. Do not buy a house that has issues with the foundation. If you see large cracks in the foundation outside or on the basement walls, or the walls look like they are caving in some spots, kindly leave the house and look elsewhere.
Bug free. Termite or carpenter ant damage is common in some locales, and it may be hard to find an older home that hasn’t had a little damage at one point or another. The key here is to find a home that does not have major structural damage and has no signs of current issues. Some home inspectors will actually insure for a year or more that there are no current signs of infestation, and if they appear, they will cover the costs to terminate.
Open air flow. Have you ever walked through a house that makes you feel claustrophobic or just didn’t feel right? Odds are that other people feel that way in the same homes. Don’t buy them. This may be remedied by knocking down a wall or two in some homes, but that can be an expensive project and you may be risking structural damage.
No water damage. Avoid buying a house that has signs of mold or water damage. They can be very expensive to fix and usually are signs of larger foundational or roof issues. Here again, a good home inspector will be able to test or look for both.
Wired well. Beware problems with the electrical and plumbing systems. These are a home’s lifeblood, and replacements are costly.
Hopefully these tips have helped you feel a little more clear about what to look for and what to do before you take the next big step. The contractors at Unique Home Building believe that every home owner deserves to have the best experience possible.  Please call us today and let us know how we can help!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

How to Beat the Rising Heat and Keep Cool in Your House this Summer!

How to Beat the Rising Heat and Keep Cool in Your House this Summer! Temperatures are rising and it’s better to think ahead and prepare now, instead of being blind sided with heat that knocks you off your feet! If you haven’t built or designed your own home to be weather efficient, chances are, you’re going to need to be creative about keeping your home cool. Most homes aren’t designed for temperature moderation in winter and summer. But there are ways to go beyond design when you have no other choice, to stay cool and beat the heat. Here are some helpful tips:
 First tip: Have a home that supports air flow. If you your home doesn't circulate air well, it may be in your best interest to talk with one of our professional contractors to see about planning a solution. In the meantime, you deserve to be comfortable during the heat season and we are happy to share our tips on making that happen, as affordably as possible!
Second tip: Be sure to check your air filters. Air filters play such an important role in home cooling efficiency; both in function and finances. If your air filter is clogged, the costs can increase as much as 15 percent. And if the filters are dirty, the system has to work harder, causing the overall system to actually be weaker. It's really smart to check the filter on a monthly basis and replace it quickly once you notice an accumulation of dust and other debris.
Third tip: Go with a smarter thermostat.. There are some great new ones on the market that offer very helpful features for saving energy so you don’t just end up running the air conditioning beyond your need. You can program several temperature changes that work with your family's schedules for work and other activities. This way - it's all done and you don't have to think about it. Save time, money and stress!
Fourth tip. Instal and use ceiling fans, but make sure to set your ceiling fans to rotate in a counterclockwise direction during the warm season. (During the winter, change the direction so the fans rotate clockwise in low speed and circulate the rising heat downward.) Also, cooling created by ceiling fans can make a room feel up to four degrees cooler during the summer, so this is a wise move to make.
Summer is a time to enjoy the warmth and have fun relaxing, so make sure your home is ready to help you do just that. If you're home isn't cooling the way you'd like it to, talk to us! The contractors at Unique Home Building are ready and excited to help you live in the home of your dreams!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

How to Design Your Bedroom for Better Sleep.

How to Design Your Bedroom for Better Sleep.Not getting the right sleep can put a damper on your whole day, and if it becomes a pattern, your health can be affected and the quality of your life brought down severely. Medical research has proven that lack of restful sleep can lead to a weakened immune system, weight gain, muscle tightness, brain fog, mood disorders and impaired decision making. So the last thing you need is to end up getting bad sleep and that’s how we want to help you today; with special tips to help you upgrade your bedroom to a space that provides deeper, more restful sleep, so you can get on with living.
Drown out the noise. White noise helps to drown out both the silence and chaos surrounding you that often distracts you from your ability to fall into deep sleep. This will help your sleep to be more comfortable in mind and body. There are many options for adding white noise as well; you could easily invest in a white noise machines, small fans and even modern apps for proper white noise.
Wake up gently. Rest isn't only about the number of hours your head rests on a pillow.  It also has a lot to do with how the sleep comes to an end! When you wake up to a shocking alarm sound, your subconscious mind feels it’s under attack and you wake up with a rush of adrenaline. Instead, invest in an alarm clock that eases the transition from sleep to wake, rather than startling you. This will definitely help you start the day feeling fresh.
Add color for better sleep. Bright colors are fun, but don’t help us sleep better. A bright tuscan inspired yellow is not ideal for a restful night’s sleep. A better choice would be one that considers going with a more relaxing and calming shade in a cool-color family like light blue, sage green, or rich purple. Color your room for beauty sleep.
Dim the lights. Create a comforting atmosphere by installing a dimmer switch that works via remote control or just by adding some lower level lights to keep the mood feeling calm. The dimmer lights can even be installed and set to an alarm so they come on slowly in the morning, (like a sunrise) to help you feel like you’re waking up more naturally.  
Block out the early light.The beautiful morning sun light is an incredible thing to wake up but when it shows up too early, it can deprive you of crucial REM sleep. One of the easiest ways to find something suitable for keeping you asleep is with the darkness that black out shades provide.  Once you're awake and moving, though, make sure you open the shades wide, because morning light also helps strengthen your body rhythms and get your brain going!

Those are some very easy to apply improvements to your home, health and lifestyle. However, if you'd like suggestions for jumping into a bigger home renovation project, we at Unique Home, would love to help! Here's to restful living!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

June Gloom Is Coming, Bring Some More Light in Your Home!

June Gloom Is Coming, Bring Some More Light in Your Home!June comes around and the clouds usually come with it. The temperatures are rising but the clouds really keep the light out and this can be really confusing and depressing on your moods! But there are definitely ways around that so that your home can have as much light as possible and you can grab the summer light easier than ever.

Adding large and plenty of windows allows more possibility for the light to enter in.  This is especially helpful if you are dealing with low ceilings or deep eaves.  Consider walls near fire places or even in the kitchen, replacing a  section of your cabinets with an extra or larger window instead.  Another place to add window is in a stairway or landing.  This is great because the light is able to reach in and bring a bright warmth from top to bottom. Want to take it a little further? Add some brighter colored painting to the stairwell and landing as well.  When the light comes in, it will bounce of the bright accent colors and leave the area looking more cheerful as well. Talk to our contractors about your options!
Add windowed walls and rooms. This is a great option for both front and back entries.   It allows more light and looks very classy and welcoming.  However, some may feel concerned about their privacy.  If that's the case, there are many options, such as reeded or etched glass, for maintaining privacy while allowing light in. Another idea would be to place some white or sheer curtains along the door to pull shut in times when you'd rather not be seen as well.  Talk to our contractors about your options!
Skylights are another option. Basically the miniature version of skylights, tubular day lighting devices (TDD's) are a fantastic option for places that need more light but want to remain private- like bathrooms or walk in closets. Larger skylights are great to brighten up dark kitchens, attic spaces, bedrooms and the upper halls and landings.  These are a great option but also bring in a lot more heat.  So I would suggest placing them in the cooler areas of the house and also the West or Northwest facing areas; as it's more enjoyable to have the welcome of morning sun enter in rather the heat of the evening sun.  Talk to our contractors about your options!
Some of those modern fixes may be too much for the bank.  So the most budget friendly option is to add color and mirrors to. If this is all you can do, do it well!   Many may say that adding brighter color to a dark room is your best bet.  However, this tends to back fire and the color looks muted and muddy. Sometimes your best option is to embrace the dark room and fill it with rich color.  This allows you to enhance it's naturally cozy nature instead of hitting the - um - wall, repeatedly out of frustration.  Go for rich deep blues or charcoal even and instead, accent with whites and light wood.  Bring in natural metals like copper and silver on vases and fixtures to keep the feeling balanced.   And lastly?  Just add mirrors.  From one large mirror, to a cluster of various mirrors, this is helpful in most areas to add the illusion of more space and even to allow light to bounce off.   Talk to our contractors about your options!
You don’t have to be a victim of June gloom! Please, call us at Unique Home and let us know how we can help you make these changes easily and in a way that fits your budget.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

How to Make Your Home More Beautiful With Your Windows!

How to Make Your Home More Beautiful With Your Windows!You love your home but something’s not right. You’re bored and you need a fresh feeling but you aren’t ready to take the full dive into a whole new interior or a remodel. So what do you do? Just settle? Absolutely not. You can absolutely make a world of difference in the feeling and style of your home, just by changing the decor around your windows! Windows are one of the most important parts in the rooms of each house but also some of the most forgotten and passed over. So if you're looking to bring some fresh perspective and flair into your home, windows just might be the answer. Not every covering is right for every window. Depending on the type of window (sash or casement), some products will look and function better when properly measured and professionally installed. For example: If the window to be covered is a sash type, for the best light control and privacy, the window measurement should include the trim around the window opening and the head rail installed to the top of the wood frame.

How to Make Your Home More Beautiful With Your Windows!
If you have fancy decorative moldings and want to avoid holes from the attachment brackets, they can be installed just above the moldings using extension hardware. The key is that the shade should overlap the window opening about three and a half inches to control the light and privacy.This not only provides the proper function, but when the shade is fully lowered, the edges of the blind will extend to the edge of the wood frame around the window. Otherwise your shade will look like it is too small for the width of the opening, much like a cheaply made suit.

Now about curtains. Personally, we love the layered curtain look. This lets you pick out two bold or minimal contrasting colors and prints to bring a whole new style to the room and perhaps accent your area rug or favorite painting in a way you never thought possible. Add some plants near the windows and you’re covered.
Choosing the right window is a wonderful finishing touch and accent in every home and at Unique Home Building, we love helping your house to become the home you're wanting. For more information on our remodeling, building or other contractor services, please contact us today!