Whether you’re trying to sell your house, doing a full home makeover, or simply want to give your home a more expensive look to live in luxury, we’re here to give you a rundown on what you can do to make your home more valuable 8 SIGNS YOUR HOME NEEDS A MAKEOVER.
The living room is often the centrepiece of your home, it is typically where any guests will spend most of their time, and where you will spend a lot of time relaxing. Having a luxury living room will improve your well-deserved relaxation time. Artwork is important in any room, it allows you to add personalisation to your room to avoid it being a studio house, but more of a home. To make your home more valuable, add large artwork such as canvases, and avoid having small prints as these can look cheap. Plants and florals are almost always the answer. Add some greenery into your home, this will automatically improve the look of the room but also has some other benefits such as cleaning the indoor air. Try to mix and match furniture, having matching furniture sets can appear cheap, fas sticking with a style and using various furniture styles to elevate this theme is more luxurious.
Your kitchen is a very important space in your home, it is usually where all food prep is done, so when you are making your meals, you want to be in a space you enjoy. Lighting is one area you should focus on in your kitchen. The activities you do in your kitchen often require attention so you should be able to see what you’re doing clearly. The lights you choose could make or break the luxuriousness of the room, hanging lights have a modern feel, particularly with metallic pendants. These look good hanging over a kitchen island, or as a centrepiece if you do not have an island. As your kitchen is used for cooking, bad smells can often gather here which can make the room off-putting for people, especially potential buyers. To combat these bad smells, try using fresh flowers, candles, diffusers etc which are suitable for a kitchen. You should also ensure you solve the route of the problem for some smells by ensuring bins are regularly cleaned out and drains are unblocked. One other way to improve your cooking experience and make your home more valuable is to update appliances such as kettle, toaster etc.
Your bathroom doesn’t have too many ways to improve its luxuriousness, one way to do this is to use light colours such as grey and white which will keep it neutral and resemble a high-end luxury bathroom. Your bath and shower can be made more valuable, you could have a tall square showerhead, or a freestanding bath tap, both modern luxury bathroom elements.
One of the best nights of sleep you’ll get is an overnight stay in a luxury hotel. However, your bedroom is likely where you spend the most time in your home through a mix of relaxing and sleeping. However, there’s no reason you can’t introduce some of these elements into your house. Part of making your home more valuable, and having a hotel-style bedroom is getting rid of clutter. Anything you don’t regularly use that is lying around collecting dust should be stored away out of sight. Luxury hotel rooms typically have an armchair and a table to encourage reading and concentrated activities, if you have space, you could use your favourite chair and create a corner for these relaxation activities. Rather than quickly make your bed, put care and effort into folding neat hotel-style corners and tucked-in sheets every morning. You can also roll down your duvet – for the luxury look of a hotel bed, try inserting 2 duvets into the cover.
You should consider the exterior of your home when you want to make your home more valuable – especially if this is for selling purposes as many buyers make their minds up as soon as they arrive and see the outside. Ways to do this include, painting the walls on your home, and improving the walkway or driveway, certain paving stones can have a luxurious look. If you don’t want a big job, you could add simple but classy elements, such as front door decor, or some lights. You can also try power washing the path, a simple clean-up will add value to your home. This will also go for your gutters too, cleaning up your gutters will improve the look of the outside of your home and protect the inside. This is a difficult task and may not be something you can do on your own – why not call in the professionals here.