Your home should be your refuge. The one safe spot of absolute bliss you retire to at the end of a long day of work, with the knowledge that you’re secure, relaxed, and comfortable. With this in mind, it is easy to see why millionaires and celebrities pay a premium for comfortable homes.
While you can’t hope to match their spending power, here are 13 simple ways you can take your home design to the next level, either to make your home more livable or to boost the price up for a potential sale.
The roomier your house is, the higher the chances that you’ll have more room in which to feel at home. Including more storage space like floating shelves will help reduce the clutter around your home and give the illusion of a much roomier space. If you’re interested in going full redecorate, you can also include closet expansion and under stair storage on your to-do list.
Don’t laugh; a fresh, thorough coating of paint often spells the difference between a comfortable and beautiful room and one you feel great being in. Using soothing colors like gray, beige, and white can help create the illusion of more space, while darker colors like deep purple will help provide a more dramatic yet still welcoming aesthetic.
Open Up Your Floor Plan
Now, this is a very powerful tool in every homeowner’s arsenal and should only be used in times of great need. For example, when you’re trying to get the best possible price for your home from a potential client, this will help open up the living space and make movement around the home easier.
Try Out A Master Suite
Everybody loves a little bit of luxury. Remodeling your bedroom into a master suite with a double-door entry, a seating area, and an ensuite with a double vanity might make all the difference in how your home is perceived.
Cleaning Out Your Basement
You might think that the basement is irrelevant in the context of home improvement because it pretty much stays in the background. Well, you’d be horribly wrong. Improving your basement’s appearance gives you access to extra living space and has been demonstrated to play a significant role in improving home value.
Anything that can be said about the basement applies equally to the attic. A customized attic gives you an extra bedroom, office, or bathroom, and although it may cost more to redecorate and insulate, it more than pays for itself in the sheer variety of applications to which you can put the extra space.
Now, if you really want to be extra, why not build a sunroom. This opens you up to an exciting array of activities and, best of all, shows that you’re a homeowner with endless style and poise.
Stand Out With A Feature Wall
Homeowners with a distinct sense of individual style can make their home memorable with a feature wall. This includes the addition of board and batten, the use of wallpaper, or the use of contrasting colors to make a visit to your home one that would not be soon forgotten.
Switch Up The Ceiling
It is a well-known fact that your ceiling sets the tone for the rest of your home. You can either go for a more modern look with ceiling tiles, adopt a more retro aesthetic with faux beams or go for broke with a professionally installed vaulted ceiling for maximum effect.
Take A Chance On Crown Molding
You can transform your walls and ceiling with the use of crown molding. If you have a strict sense of style or simply want to take on a home project yourself, you can make use of materials like wood or plaster for a unique yet still beautiful effect.
Carpets are old school. Give your floors a touch of class with hardwood flooring and reap the rewards that come with it. Hardwood floors are easier to clean and maintain than carpeted floors, giving you two advantages for the price of one.
Nothing says comfort like the latest gadgets displayed in your kitchen and laundry room. Appliances like refrigerators, washer-dryers, and ovens can help you save money and improve your quality of life at the same time.
If you follow these simple tips, I can guarantee that you’ll find your home a much better place to live in for yourself and a much higher valued investment you wish to sell.