Looking to add some high-end features to your interior? In this blog we share our views on 5 of the best luxury upgrades which will also add value to your home. As a property is often sold based on its master bedroom and kitchen, and lockdown has highlighted the real value of these two living spaces, it makes sense to include these rooms on your list of home improvement plans, even if you’re not planning to move in the near future.
Neutral shades can offer the soothing influence we need right now to transform our home into a calming retreat. Warm tones of grey, beige and cream add a note of opulence both in daylight and of an evening when illuminated with intimate lighting. Providing a blank canvas as a backdrop also enables potential buyers to imagine their furniture and furnishings in place more easily. Research by Sellhousefast.uk found that grey is rated as the most popular colour for home interiors, according to average monthly search volumes on Google. ‘Polished pebble’ topped the charts as the most popular shade.
Create A Feeling Of Space
One of the best, and possibly the most straightforward, ways to make your home feel luxurious is by creating open space. A new way of arranging your furniture, a rigorous tidy-up and investing in some savvy storage solutions might make all the difference. Floor to ceiling sliding wardrobes can make a bedroom look sleek and streamlined, as well as hide unsightly clutter. Mirrored doors will also create the illusion of more space. Ensure that windows are allowing in maximum daylight; move any furniture which blocks the window areas. A long low unit with carefully considered wall art or a mirror above will make a room feel more open.
Mastering The Bedroom
At one time master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms were viewed as sheer opulence, but they have now become the norm. The new luxury is attributing extra space to a practical desk area for home working, as well as a relaxing lounge area – both of which are set to become new trends as the result of the lockdown. Bespoke storage will help utilize all available space, including previously redundant areas or those with quirky features such as sloping ceilings, alcoves or beams. A tailormade master bedroom will thoroughly maximise the space with clever storage options like over the bed cupboards and stable door features on wardrobes. Stylish multipurpose furniture will enable extra functionality if your master bedroom isn’t blessed with space.
Reach for a Loft Conversion
Loft conversions have the potential to add highly sought-after functionality to any home where extra bedrooms, storage or multipurpose rooms are needed, especially at a time when so many people are working from home. Relatively speaking a loft conversion requires only a small investment, given that the space is already available. Prior to a conversion, loft areas are rarely used to their full potential, but once maximised, add considerable value in terms of both space and property value. Neither does a loft conversion require planning permission if it’s within certain dimensions and a big benefit is that it doesn’t reduce your outside footprint.
Big Up Your Bathroom
Remodelling your bathroom means you can ensure all fixtures look fresh and in prime condition, as well as checking that its plumbing is up to scratch and working efficiently. By adding in new features such as recessed lighting, contemporary tiling, a towel warmer and under floor heating, you can imbue a real feeling of luxury; a space where you can indulge in a relaxing bath in peace and style. Potential buyers will be impressed too; an old, damp bathroom will be off-putting for many.
If you’d like some help in bringing your plans of home luxury to life, we’d be delighted to discuss the benefits of our fitted furniture and how the bespoke approach can truly upgrade your home. Please request a design visit or you can ring us on 01756 700471 from June 15th when our showroom reopens to our customers.