There are lots of reasons that you might want to add luxury and value to your home. You may be planning to sell it in the future and want to spend money in ways that will enhance its value or make it stand out from the crowd. Or you might want to invest some money into the property and give it the features you love. Whatever the case, here are some ideas to help you find the right ways to do this.
The big changes
One of the biggest ways to add luxury and value to your home is to make it larger – a loft conversion, an extension or a conservatory are among the most popular. They are also the most expensive options and don’t always give the full return on investment when you come to sell the house but do add a wow factor to the property that could make all the difference.
Depending on the size and layout of the property, a loft conversion can be used for anything from a master bedroom, a home cinema room or a home office to advanced storage space for a house lacking in it. Extensions, likewise, have a wide range of applications and some homes can add double storey versions to maximise the space. Conservatories are a little more limiting but add a very eye-catching feature to the home.
Change the internal features
Another way to add value to your home is to change the internal features and upgrade them to something different and special. A simple example is the fireplace – a functional element in any room that can easily be transformed into something stunning. An antique fireplace from Westland, for example, can make a perfect dominant feature in a living room or a master bedroom, regardless whether it is paired with an active real fire system or not.
Staircases are something almost every home features but these can easily be transformed into an amazing, luxury feature, especially if they are open-plan into the living room. The glass staircase is popular for its modern looks but also the fact that it allows a better flow of light throughout the house than wood versions. Expert companies now also produce these styles of staircases for smaller spaces, such as spiral and helical designs that pair well with loft conversions.
Add a luxury feature
You can also add something to the home that might seem purely luxurious but is also somewhat practical and adds massive appeal to the property. A wine cellar isn’t a new idea with a spiral cellar based around a staircase is a very modern idea that has proven popular. Wine walls are another idea, a great way to partition a room that is also completely practical as a place to store wine and spirits.
While a swimming pool might seem desirable, studies show these can have a negative effect in the UK. However, features such as hot tubs are popular and easier to maintain and use than a swimming pool and definitely have the luxury factor.