James Mitchell

Building a home for most people marks the height of self-fulfillment. Virtually everyone has his/her dream home in mind. Most, however, settle for already-built or second-hand homes, believing they do not have enough financial muscle to build their dream properties. Nowadays, however, innovations in the construction sector might allow you to build your home for a fraction of the price you envision. Building rather than buying your home might thus be your cheaper option.

The first step for Townsville residents and others should be to get unbiased home builders to guide you on the construction designs and materials that will actualize your dream. Unfortunately, you might not get as much land space to construct your home. This does not mean you will have a cramped house. Homebuilders might recommend the use of construction elements that maximize natural lighting. You can also make your interiors look airy and spacious with metallic accents that will reflect the natural and artificial light in your interiors. Here are some tips on including these accents in your dream home’s construction.

Use Metal to Transform Structural Elements

Some structural elements like pipes can become an eyesore when left exposed. Even so, transform your pipes with a metallic finish and use them as interior design elements. The most common metallic accents used for pipes and other structural elements are copper, brass, and gold. These often complement the industrial interior design. Even so, you can also opt for gold and silver accents for lamps, cabinet and drawer fixtures, and around the mirrors in your hallways and bathrooms.

Group Metallic Collections

If you are using different metallic pieces in a room, group them in one space to maximize the reflection of light. The collection should ideally be positioned in direct sunlight. A perfect example is in the kitchen. Have a specific nook installed for the hanging of pots and pans. When you hand all your shiny pots in this nook, they will reflect light and generate an airy kitchen feel.

Replace Wood Fixtures with Metal

Most structural accessories like stair balustrades and shelves are made of wood. Swap the wood for metal in these elements. These not only glam up these fixtures but also leave your interiors with more light.  Shelves in your bathroom and kitchen cabinets will, for example, make them look spacious more so when used for the storage of glass appliances.  You can also opt for metallic wallpaper tones rather than the muted tones used in most rooms in the past.

Use Corrugated Metal for Finishing Ceilings

In most properties, people opt for plastered ceilings. Step out of this comfort zone with corrugated metal ceilings in your interiors. The ribs and bends in the ceiling will add some much needed architectural detail into your home and still maximize the reflection of light throughout a room. 

With the above steps, you can include metal into your home’s interiors without exceeding your budget and having interiors that look too busy.  Moreover, when properly executed, you will exude an elegant atmosphere. Metallic accents might thus be just what you need for a dream home that looks exceptional.]

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