Have you completed a recent remodel or just need to refresh your living space? With a few finishing touches you can dress up your space to showcase your unique style. Here a few ideas to keep in mind before you start
Rugs: A rug pulls together the look of a room. It’s big and can make a big impact. So pick the rug first over any other accessory. It’s easier to choose throw pillows, curtains, and other textiles once you have a rug.
Now remember don’t pick a rug that is too small, don’t be afraid of patterns and colors, don’t be afraid to layer multiple rugs with different textures, and don’t skip the rug pad. The last thing you want to do is slip on your beautiful new rug.
Paint: If the look of your old furniture doesn’t match the new look you are trying to create in your home consider painting it. A new coat of paint can make old tired furniture look nee again!
Many people and instructional sites like to tell you that you need to do a lot of work to refinish furniture like stripping paint, sanding, and priming. However, with Amy Howard One-Step Paint you can skip those steps and get a nice expert chalk finish. If you chose to go with another paint make sure to sand and prime your furniture regardless if it’s new or old.
Once the piece has been painted you can add new hardware to complete the look. And on that note let’s talk hardware…
Decorative Hardware: Although hardware is a subtle design element it plays a large role in overall design and accessibility. Updating hardware can add personality to typically commonplace furniture, make or break the look of a window treatment, and can make it easier for you and your family to utilize your space. It can also be done without investing a lot of money or time.
Chose thin brushed nickel pulls for a modern sleek look or hammered iron for a rustic look. Decide what look you are going for and come into Friedman’s Home Improvement and look through our selection. We have many different styles and looks to choose from.
Crown Molding: Crown molding is a touch of elegance and can make your space look upscale adding value to your home. It covers the seams where the wall meets the ceiling and makes it look like you thought of everything.
Talk to one of our Expert Advisors to decide what type of crown molding is best for you. Crown molding can be used to make your tall ceilings look shorter or your short ceilings look taller, make your bookcases look like a built-ins, and to hide the wires of your state of the art entertainment system. They come in a variety of materials, styles, and finishes.
Light Fixtures: New lighting fixtures are an easy way to add ambience to a room. You can use lighting to highlight a special feature. Pendant can show off a kitchen island, a scone a well-designed and elegant hallway, track lighting for artwork, under cabinet lighting to highlight a backsplash or new counters.
Again, once you decide on your look you can decide if you’d prefer brushed nickel, chrome, old rubbed bronze, or many other lighting styles.
At Friedman’s we are dedicated to help you with your redesign projects. Our Expert Advisors can make sure you get the right paint, hardware, light fixtures, and much more. You can always count on the lowest price and local advice at Friedman’s Home Improvement. Stop by one of our many locations today in Sonoma, Santa Rosa, Ukiah, and Petaluma