Making a House a Forever Home
While a house is made of walls, floors and a ceiling, a home is made of all the little things in between. It’s the unique touches and added attention to detail that transforms a house, reflecting the personality of its inhabitants and creating a sanctuary where you can feel instantly at ease.
If you’ve chosen a house and land package or design with a new homebuilder to bring your forever home to life, there are a few clever ways you can infuse that added touch of character to make your new home feel complete.
Invest in the heart of the home
Kitchens are the hub of any home, a place to gather, prep and entertain. It’s for this reason the kitchen is a great place to add wow factor. Depending on your package or homebuilder, upgrading key features in your kitchen may be a great option. For instance, you might opt for thicker stone benchtops to get that luxury look, additional storage or upgraded appliances. Not only will these additions enhance your kitchen’s functionality and design, but they’ll also more than likely boost your home’s value in the long run.
Create a sanctuary
Bathrooms are another excellent place to go the extra mile, especially your ensuite. Choosing a higher category of stone benchtop will add instant glamour. While clever inclusions like semi-frameless shower screens and a mirror that spans the length of your counter will not only create a modern look but cut down on cleaning too! Then when it comes time to move in, a touch of greenery and chic accessories will provide the finishing touch.
Add some drama
Another great way to elevate a new home design is to raise the roof, literally! If your budget and builder allows, upgrading your ceiling height will add instant personality and make your home feel more spacious. Plus, for our long-term thinkers, this little touch will also create excellent resale potential.
All the trimmings
House and land packages include many, many things – but when it comes to window dressings and blinds, the world is your oyster! Curtains or blinds are not only a functional must-have; they also have the power to impart oodles of personality. Plantation shutters are a great choice for those partial to a modern look. While luscious long curtains add elegance and luxury. There are a plethora of options available that will help add a cosy touch to your finished home.
Once your new home is complete and keys are in hand, it’s time to infuse the space with your style and personality! Whatever your desired aesthetic may be, incorporating layers of colour and texture will instantly create a warm atmosphere. This can be achieved with paint, wallpaper, soft furnishings, rugs – you name it.
Building a forever home is an exciting process, and making it truly your own is the cherry on top! But while smart upgrades and unique touches look good (and might add value), it’s the people that make a house feel like a home. An excellent excuse for a housewarming party with family and friends, if you ask us!