6 Ways To Turn A New Build Home From Plain To Perfect

By Martin Hart on Thu 05 March 2020


In many new build homes and those that have been designed to modern standards, it can be difficult to put your mark on your property, turning a house into a home. Many customers have this issue, and that's where they turn to the experts for help.

Here are six simple things that you can advise to upgrade a house from a plain environment to a perfect home, creating a beautiful space that they can call their own.


Let The Light In

If your customer finds their home feels dark and dingy, there are a few things you can do to make any home into an airy and open environment. The first, easiest method is to open up the windows is with ceiling-height curtains, that can make rooms look not only larger but taller too. Opt for a high curtain pole with light curtains, and use mirrors strategically to let that light shine in.

Add Atmosphere

If you're looking to make your customer's home feel cosy in the winter months and even more attractive after dark, choosing suitable lighting can go a long way towards making a house feel more homely. Suggest LED tape for the kitchen to provide the perfect amount of light without going overboard, and offer warm lightbulbs for more casual rooms like the living room to have the perfect location for your customer unwind after a long day.

Create Unique Features

One of the problems with new build homes is that they're designed to be as neutral as possible - and as such, they're in need of that stamp of personality to make them feel more like a place you - or your customers - would want to live, instead of a showroom. Small features, from installed shelving to different skirting boards, can make any customer's home that bit more 'them'.

Pick The Right Flooring

If a standard beige carpet isn't your customer's thing, a new floor can really transform any room into something unique and personal that can complement and contrast with furniture. Adding flooring insulation can add an extra layer of luxury to a living room or bedroom, making sure that your customer's feet never hit a cold floor on those wintery mornings.

Change Up Your Fixtures

From the little things like the handles on cupboards to the larger items, like cabinet fronts and tile colours, changing just a few items can make all the difference to a kitchen and make it something to suit anyone's lifestyle. Whether a second fridge is something that's needed, a simple style upgrade is required or just a new shade of paint is wanted, something small can make all the difference.


If your customer isn't the type to opt for drastic changes to their home, bringing out the accessories and small features can provide a way to trade a blank space for something with more personality. From expertly hung paintings on the wall to a luxurious rug on a new floor, customising a space in temporary ways can make a home far more versatile. Looking for items to update a new build home? Contact us today to discover how we can help you to impress your customers every time.


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