Most people who want to buy or renovate their houses have one common goal. That of giving their dwelling that cosy “home” vibe. Adding some extras to your house could also be a good idea if you’re planning to sell later on. According to real estate specialists, they could add value to your property, driving up its selling price. That said, here are a few added extras to make your house a home without spending a fortune.
1. Stainless Steel Appliances
Trends may come and go, but one trend that’s here to stay is stainless steel in the kitchen. Stainless steel appliances are often more aesthetic than enamelled ones. Besides the aesthetic value, stainless steel is also easier to maintain and last longer. And since the kitchen is the soul of every house, it only makes sense to invest in quality appliances for your home.
2. Kitchen Splashbacks
When we said, the kitchen is a home’s soul, we meant it. This is where you keep your food and tea, and in most cases, the room where the entire family gathers for dinner or spends time cooking delicious meals. The only thing is that keeping the walls clean could be challenging. Here’s where akitchen splashback steps in. This board is usually mounted behind your hob and sink, acting as a barrier between food splashes or water and your wall. There are many models to choose from, but acrylic splashbacks are usually cheap, durable, and you can choose from a variety of standard or bespoke models.
3. Walk-in Wardrobes
One of the most daunting things to do in a home is finding ways of keeping it uncluttered. We all tend to have drawers full of wires and cables, loads of cosmetics scattered around the dressing table, and clothes neatly piled somewhere on a chair. If space permits it, the easiest way to get rid of the clutter and keep everything organised is with a walk-in wardrobe. Needless to say, this extra will raise your home’s selling price, too, should you want to sell.
4. Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors are one of those things that can easily add the desired cosiness and warmth to a home. Not only are they durable, but they are very easy to clean. All it takes is a pass with the mop to make them sparkle, and all you have to do is sand them out and re-wax to restore their original allure if they get damaged. For even more comfort and cosiness, hardwood floors are easy to pair with fluffy rugs and mats.
Building companies rarely fit new houses with fireplaces, but nothing can replace the warm, welcoming vibe of such a fixture. If you think that building one is too much of a trouble, know that fireplaces nowadays come in all shapes and sizes. If you don’t have the budget for a built-in, old-fashioned fireplace, electric fireplaces provide the same cosy feel at a fraction of the price.
So, what do you think? Which of the ideas above do you like best? Do you have any other tips or suggestions to make your house a home?