Are you building a new home or renovating your current home? If so, you may be feeling a tad overwhelmed with all of the options when it comes to materials and finishes. Our recommendation is to choose based on what will increase the value of your home so you can later make a profit from your investment. The key is to think long term rather than short term so your money can go further. You may also want to keep designs neutral to please all tastes rather than just your own.
So whether it’s for flooring, countertops, or walls, these finishes may make your decisions much easier.
There’s granite, marble, and concrete, but nothing compares to the durability and ease of using quartz for your countertops. Quartz, which looks elegant, has a non porous surface limiting its ability to retain bacteria making it clean & easy to maintain. And that durability will absolutely last long term.
Move over carpet, wood floors have taken the spotlight in home design trends. Rather than using solid hardwood, it’s best to use engineered wood as it provides extra stability and strength with an additional support layer.
Going back to our comment about pleasing all tastes, neutral walls are most attractive to the majority as opposed to dark or bright walls, whether it be with paint or wallpaper. If white or beige doesn’t appeal, there’s always the option to use reclaimed wood, light stones, soft colours, or try getting creative by pairing neutral colours with a little splash of darkness.