Design Tips # 3 For Building A New Custom Home

Design Tips # 3 For Building A New Custom Home
By Rick Merlini
American Heartland Homes
Macomb, Michigan
Certified Professional Master Builder
2 Time ABC Extreme Makeover Home Edition Home Builder

Old King Salomon was a pretty smart guy. He understood that greatness lay in the small details. But, one thing you must learn is that those small details don’t have to cost you big money. You just have to be creative and think out of the box.

This week’s tip is about Show Stoppers and how every room need’s one. So let get started.

Sometimes, all it takes to look like a million bucks is one killer accessory. (That Rolex watch makes that $12 t-shirt looks good) The key is to be selective, choose your

Signature item, and keep everything else simple.

A Show Stopper can take on many different forms. Here a just a few ideas

  • A Custom Wood Hood over you 48” stove
  • A Claws Foot Tub in your master bathroom
  • Stone Pebbles on the floor of your shower
  • A Reclaimed antique wood beams
  • A Stone Farmer Sink in you kitchen
  • Real Stone on your fireplace
  • Stone Pattern back splash
  • A Big Screen TV behind a see through mirror
  • An Outdoor fireplace off your nook

The options are endless. The important thing to learn is that one show stopper in a room, will allow you to get away with keeping the rest of the room basic, thereby saving money. Never have two show stoppers in the same room, they will fight for attention.

Remember, greatness in is the details. It is those small details that will make the difference. Most homes in Macomb Michigan will have those small details. So don’t forget them. Good luck with your search of that new home. I hope this article will help you.

If you have any other questions about buying homes, selling homes, building a new home or any new construction question here in or around Macomb Michigan, feel free email me at Thanks for visiting my blog.

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