Tracy Ellis

Real Estate Magazine

Buying and Selling Edition 8

Luxury is in the Details

Your home is so much more than just a house.  It’s the space you’ve created for yourself and your family.  It’s where you relax, enjoy meals and create lasting memories.  That’s why it’s so important that your home be inviting, relaxing, and that it makes you feel like a million bucks.

Maybe you’ve just purchased a new home and you want to make it feel a little more upscale, or perhaps you want to mix things up in a home where you’ve lived for a while.  The point is, adding luxury to your home doesn’t have to be a comprehensive renovation.  Sometimes, the luxury is in the details.

Re-tile Your Master Bath
Re-tiling your bathroom can make a dramatic difference in the look and feel.   Upgrade your tile to a gorgeous stone or marble and add a glass tile backsplash in a contrasting shade you love.  Add a shadowbox to your shower to match!  Transform your bathroom from boring to spa-worthy with tones and textures that create a calming and relaxing atmosphere.

Update Your Hardware
Hardware can make a dramatic difference in both your kitchen and your bathroom.  Whether it’s cabinet knobs and drawer pulls or new faucets, adding new hardware will make the room look and feel better.  You can also think about adding a new framed mirror in the bathroom, or installing some wall-mounts in the kitchen, like a nice wine rack.

2Add Crown Molding
Crown molding is a simple way to add a touch of elegance to your home.  It can be used to make ceilings look taller, rooms appear more spacious, as well as to draw the eye to beautiful design.  You can even add crown molding to your cabinets for a classy improvement to your kitchen or bathroom.  Paint or stain them to match and it will seem like you’ve redone your entire cabinetry!

Invest in Your Linens
If there’s one place luxury quality makes a noticeable difference, it’s in the linens.  Get some new soft and silky high thread-count sheets.  Upgrade your bath towels, hand towels and washcloths.  Don’t forget the throws on your couch! You’ll feel the difference and enjoy a little more luxury around the house.

Change Your Front Door
The first thing you see when you pull up to your home is the front entrance.  It sets the tone for the entire home, and therefore should look its best!  You can paint it a new color or change it out, so you’re home will pop from the curbside!

Remember, refinancing your home is a great way to get money back toward your fresh upgrades!  Vinson Mortgage is the name you know and trust to get the best value on your refinance.  Who doesn’t love coming home and relaxing in a luxurious space?  Make these small updates and transform your home into a comfortable oasis.

Call your local office, or visit, to get one of our licensed loan officers working on the right financing to get you into the home of your dreams!
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