Real estate observers reported the resurgence of luxury living in the past few years. In some emerging markets, luxury homes have become so popular that property developers can’t keep up with the demand.
You don’t have to be a purveyor of luxury to understand the appeal: living in a high-quality home that caters to your taste and specific requirements is indeed ideal.
While a custom-built luxury home sounds dreamy, you can also experience luxury living in your existing property with a few, well-chosen upgrades. This solution is perfect if you love your current location but are looking to update the look, feel and function of your living spaces.
Don’t worry — a home makeover need not be an unreasonably costly, drawn-out affair. With smart planning, strategic changes and tailored solutions from leading home builders, you can give your existing interiors a touch of luxury according to your vision and budget.
The following are some home enhancements you can apply to immediately give your home a luxe feel:
1. Go for Classic Hues
There’s nothing like neutrals to give home interiors a classy, roomy and zen feel. Establish a neutral color base for your flooring, furnishings and fixtures. Neutrals will give you a huge canvas to make bold color splashes for your focal points. You can integrate bold colors and textures by using accessories such as curtains, cushions, vases, clocks, photo frames, etc., which have both utilitarian and aesthetic appeal.
2. Get Rid of Aging Fixtures
Whether it’s an old lampshade that’s been gathering dust, or a bunch of chipped ornate door knobs, get them replaced. If you really love your vintage pieces, take them to a specialist for cleaning, polishing and repairs. Small fixes like these can affect the overall look of your place, and you can always begin with the little things.
3. Coordinate as You Accessorize
Whether it’s your kitchen or bathroom, or any other part of your home, coordinating hardware finishes works extra to create a polished and luxurious appeal to your home interiors. For your kitchen, you may want to consider investing in stainless steel upgrades that will give your cooking area a classic, clean and coordinated appearance.
4. Attract Attention Vertically
In making your place look luxurious, you can start from the top by employing decorative ceiling medallions that will add “oomph” to your ceiling light fixture. Lightweight polyurethane ceiling medallions come in various sizes and can be done in your choice of color. They work exceedingly well to create a professional architectural touch, and as interesting focal points up in the ceiling. To maintain this look longer at less the cost, use LED lights to power your lighting fixtures.
5. Let Tiles do the Work
Coming in a range of colors, designs, sizes, shapes and materials, tiles are versatile tools and are your home makeover best friends. To add spice to your kitchen’s style, consider various options for tile colors and textures. Subway tiles spell bright and modern. Upcycled bricks or reclaimed wood showcase rustic chic and are eco-friendly. You can go fancy using glass tiles, artsy with Moroccan mosaic tiles, or full-on luxe with marble or gunmetal tiles.
6. Dandy up Your Walkway
You need not keep all your home enhancements indoors. Update the look of your home facade by laying a color of fresh paint on your mailbox. Get rid of weeds and plant pretty flowers around it. Get those trees and bushes neatly trimmed, and rid your garden of any overgrowth. You may also want to upgrade to a well-designed driveway made of long-lasting and low maintenance material.
Luxury is a State of Mind
Keep in mind that whatever time, energy, effort and cash you invest in home improvements will go a long way in making your house aesthetically pleasing, and even quite similar to splendid luxury homes. At the same time, you are also increasing its resale value, whether or not you are looking to sell it any time soon.
Robert Allam is the Finance and Sales Manager for Trendsetter Homes. Through his journey from being a Sales Consultant then Office Manager, to assuming his current role, Robert has seen the company grow and has guided many clients through the process of developing their dream of a unique luxury home.