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Consult Your Remodeling Contractor About These Rustic-Themed Renovation Ideas

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Hiring a remodeling contractor to tackle a major renovation project throughout your home can be an exciting time. Instead of specifically focusing on one room, your renovation project may call for a multitude of changes throughout the dwelling. Generally, you'll want to think of an overall theme, and then ensure that each of the tasks involved in the renovation adequately support this theme. If you're going for a rustic look, there are several ideas that your remodeling contractor can implement for you.

Exposed Beams

Exposed wooden beams can add a significant rustic quality to any home. However, it's important to know that your remodeling contractor isn't likely to remove the drywall around the existing ceiling beams so that they're visible. Unless you have an old home, the current beams in the ceiling won't be very visually appealing. Instead, you and your contractor will select a type of wood and a size of wood that he or she can use as beams. After a rough sanding and staining, the contractor will then mount these beams to the ceiling in strategic areas, giving each room in which they're located a rustic feel.

Slate Elements

Slate is another valuable material to use during a rustic-themed home renovation. It's handy because you can use it in a variety of ways, depending on the look that you're trying to create. For example, slate can work as a backsplash in your kitchen, as countertops in your kitchen and bathroom, and even as the floor in many different rooms in your home. Slate is available in several shades, which means that you shouldn't have difficulty selecting slate that will suit your home's interior appearance. For example, if you have orange accents, it's possible to find slate that has orange hues in it.

Rustic Fixtures

If you're going with a rustic theme for your home renovation project, you'll often need to change many of the fixtures throughout your home. Smaller changes, such as putting new light switch plates in place that look older, are tasks that you can likely do yourself. You'll want your remodeling contractor to take the lead on other tasks, however. This list could include changing the overhead light fixtures, swapping some of the cabinets, or perhaps even distressing the existing cabinets. These projects will help to give the house more of a cohesive feel with the larger tasks, such as mounting exposed beams and installing slate.

For more information, contact companies like Kings Remodel.