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Your home is your castle. And now it’s also your office, your creche, your luxury hotel, your vacation home, your school and your meditation retreat. Despite the current administration’s enthusiasm to get the wheels of commerce moving again, we’re all a little unsure at when the present threat to public health will abate, the infection curve will flatten and we’ll be able to venture out of our homes.
Until then, however, the right project can be just what we need to help us to stay focused, positive and motivated, not to mention adding monetary and personal value to your home. Since you’re likely to be spending most of your time at home for the coming weeks (or months-who knows) you might as well take this time to imbue your home with an extra touch of luxury and get things just how you want them. The good news is that these luxurious flourishes needn’t cost the world, either…
Install a walk in shower
Climbing into the bathtub to scrub yourself down is all well and good. But nothing beats the feeling of a gorgeous walk in shower. Depending on the model chosen and the materials used you may be surprised at just how affordable it is to add this luxurious touch to your very own bathroom. Feel like you’re staying in a swanky hotel in your very own home. Bathroom renovations are well known for their ability to add monetary and resale value to your home (up to 50% of your upfront costs), not to mention helping your bathroom feel extra luxurious.
A tiny touch that should work for any budget… but one that’s surprisingly effective in lending the space a touch of class. Adding molding to molding to your chair rails, baseboard, or the ceiling above your lightbulbs can lend the space a touch of class and elegance. It’s also very affordable and easy to install. You don’t have to opt for fancy Victorian-style molding if that’s not your style. Plain, single-depth molding is also classy in a more minimalist way.
Create built-in structures for storage
Storage solutions are an invaluable aid in the war against clutter. But one-size-fits all solutions can look cheap and incongruous with your interior design aesthetic. Custom-fitted, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and kitchen or bedroom cabinets, however, are infinitely classier and easier to personalize.
Materials are inexpensive to source for projects like this and they can usually be completed inside of a weekend or two.
Balance your lighting
The right lighting can add a cleaner, crisper effect to your interior decor choices, while relying on overhead lighting alone can leave your home’s decor looking flat and sterile. Mix it up with directional and upward lighting. And, of course, make as much use of natural light as you can.
Remember, the little things make a big difference!
Adding little flourishes of high end material like solid wood, stone, gold or crystal can go a long way. Just remember to keep your decor fairly minimalist to draw attention to them. Don’t let them get lost in the visual noise of your living space.
Adding a touch of class to your home’s interior needn’t come at the expense of your financial wellbeing.