Decorating a home is temporary. Over the years your taste in décor changes. Something once considered trendy suddenly goes out of style. Designing a new home with a timeless design is a little more difficult to change on a whim. At Turnkey Homes, we want to build you a home with staying power – with classic elements that can last a lifetime.
Standing the test of time in an ever-changing world may seem like a daunting task. Start by considering the “non-changeable” in your home. These are more permanent fixtures like windows, doorways, fireplaces, and generally anything you’d likely have to hire a contractor or get a permit to alter.
Timeless homes utilize natural resources inside the home, as well as out – brick, wood and stone, more specifically. While fad construction styles may be fun at the time, timeless homes remain sophisticated for a lifetime. For design ideas, refer to natural building designs – columns built by the Greeks, bucket arch buildings in China, or the cobblestone of Spain.
Functionality is key. Sensible design is imperative when designing a new home. Furniture should fit perfectly in a functional space. If a couch cannot fit through a living room entryway – you probably don’t have a timeless design. Fixtures should be high quality and while they can be unique, shouldn’t be over the top.
Symmetry, in art and architecture, creates balance. By designing the exterior of a home with symmetry, a focal point is created. With some uniformity, you are able to focus on the house as a whole – and not just an oversized window or portion of the home that “just doesn’t look right”.
Technology is a large part of many new builds. While it’s not going away, to help maintain the quiet confidence of a timeless home, we suggest hiding it as much as possible. Power cords, gadgets and screens shouldn’t overpower your home. You can achieve the functionality of a high-tech home, while discretely placing the products in the home.
When you think of the term classic, hot pink is generally not what comes to mind. Choose a color pallet that is meant to last – like muted or earth tones, and black and white. If you want to add some pizazz with color, do it through your changeable décor. Adding a splash of color in a throw pillow or piece of artwork will allow you to add a personal touch and keep the elegant integrity of your classic home.
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