The first step is designing your dream home. That’s a big one in itself – one that the Australian Heritage Homes team is along for the ride on. This is where you get to weigh in on the big picture and then in step two, watch it come to life. The end of this phase tends to be the most satisfying for our current and prospective customers because they can finally start to see the next chapter of their lives (hopefully) come together exactly as they imagined.
Once the structure is in place, it’s time for the next phase – one that some love and some really dislike. It’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty details and figure out exactly what fixtures go in each room.
What’s a fixture?
A fixture is anything from a doorknob to a style of sconce to a colour of wood to handles on your toilet or on your shower door. Fixtures are the way that you’re going to separate and elevate your home from those around it and provide your own personal style so that it really is your home.
How do you pick fixtures?
There are a number of ways that you can pick a fixture. First of all, you may already have a visual in your head. It may be a mood board; it may be inspiration from Pinterest or another site or it may simply be a look that you’ve seen in real life and know that you want to emulate it. If none of these are on the table for you, we happen to know a few professionals (ahem) in the business that can help make these decisions for you.
The first thing you want to think about – all other things aside – is what you like. Who cares what style is in, if you have a fixture that you’re passionate about in any of your rooms, we say go for it.
To that point, you don’t need to match throughout the home. We will share that it’s helpful if you’re looking to sell down the line because it provides a clean and cohesive look to a larger group of buyers, but whether that’s the case or not, remember that it’s your home now.
Now you want to think about the cost. We’re fortunate to have more and more options that range the scale in prices, so if you want a material for your faucets but have a limited budget, don’t despair. Instead, peruse, map, and think through exactly what you want your budget to be. We’re guessing that you’ve already put a considerable amount of money into your home; you don’t want to go too far down the monetary rabbit hole now.
And then, you work with the experts. You ensure that you ask for samples as they’re available; you have a firm hand when it comes to costs related to installation, and if you want to be the one that installs, these are the items that we put in the home renovation approved category.
More to come on this one, but this should start you on your fixture adventure, courtesy of Australian Heritage Homes.