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  • Writer's pictureJenny

Seven Unique Features To Add To Your Home

Decorating your home is fun at any stage within your life, and each property can be very different from the next. Yes, you may have gone with a similar style, but it’s good to have a property that is unique in the features you have. Some of these features are fixed within the building like high ceilings, for example. However, there are lots of unique features that you can add in to make your home stand out from all the rest. Here are seven unique features to add to your home.

A Fireplace

Now a fireplace isn’t so popular anymore, which is why you want to install one if you can so that it gives any future owners the opportunity of having one. Often some will tend to impose on the space, but there are now lots of different designs and models that make it more minimal and less invasive. A fireplace can also offer more to decorate as they usually come with a framework around it. However, your fireplace no longer has to be against the wall. For a lot of modern homes with a bigger living space, fireplaces can now be in the place of a coffee table and provide warmth for everyone who sits around it. Therefore, you’ll avoid having someone who always sits next to the fire and blocks the heat from coming through.

Lighting Under Cabinets

Lighting is a big thing for any property because it can help transform a space and make it into something that’s more comforting. Harsh white lighting can feel quite clinical so as a rule of thumb, always try to go for warm lighting when installing lights around the home. The light design for your home doesn’t need to be just in the ceilings. It can also be in the more obscure places like underneath kitchen cabinets to help illuminate the kitchen worktops. These are often pretty simple to fix in, and they’re often just LED strip lights. Very small but can blast out a lot of lighting, which is what makes them so popular. You can probably do these by yourself, with a little guidance from Google of course.

Walk-In Wet Room

The bathroom is often a room that changes over the year to adapt to what we find pleasing for our homes. When using a bathroom, it’s meant to be a relaxing space so that you feel like you have somewhere to unwind after a long day’s work. A good way of enhancing your bathroom area would be to install a walk-in wet room. Nowadays a lot of bathrooms will have separate baths and showers, or they just have showers. Often enough for city living, time is limited, and baths take time. A walk-in wet room can definitely provide that luxurious feeling that you might be after. Be wary when installing a wet room that you have the ability to get rid of the water without it sitting anywhere and not draining properly. It also needs to be well ventilated so that you don’t start attracting mould.

Outdoor Decking

Rustic interior design is just one idea of how to change the look and feel of your space. And most rustic interiors usually involve some type of wood. The outdoor space shouldn’t be forgotten about when it comes to adding unique features, especially when you have a sizable garden that you might want to use eventually. Outdoor decking can be really useful to have, and it’s a great way to extend your property’s floor space, when connected from the house itself. You can place decking in other areas of the garden too, and they make for a lovely feature when hosting guests over the summer. Think about using a versatile material and one that won’t take much maintenance and upkeep.

A Converted Loft Space

Creating as much additional space in your home as possible is important. The reason being is that it adds value to your home and more wiggle room for a growing family. Converting basements and loft spaces can be a great way of making use of a floor space that would otherwise go unused. Loft spaces can be great to convert into additional bedrooms, an office or a games room. Depending on how big it is, it will depend on what you can do with it. Loft conversions can often be a little pricey, so make sure you’ve planned it out properly, and you know exactly what you want before proceeding with the work.

Smart Home Appliances

Smart home appliances are all the range now, and homeowners can often expect to have some form of smart appliance in their properties. However, installing these fixtures permanently into your home can be helpful. USB chargers and plugs that connect to your electronic device via Bluetooth can give you the opportunity to control pretty much everything with your phone. Turn appliances off and on, even when you’re outside of the house.

Walk-In Wardrobe

And finally, if you’re someone who loves fashion and dressing up, then a walk-in wardrobe is a must. It’s a great additional space to have, and for anyone who enjoys fashion, it is a space where you can freely change without feeling like anyone’s watching. It’s always good to have it as an extension of your bedroom and if that’s not possible, make sure it’s next door at least. Having a walk-in closet can be really helpful to have a space to change quietly and privately.

Unique features for your home are something that you and both a potential buyer can benefit from in the future. Think of features that appeal to you so that you can make your own. A fireplace is a great one for entertaining guests and want to keep them warm. Walk-in features like a wardrobe or wet room add that touch of luxury to your space. Try to convert any spaces that are currently unused like your loft or basement and create something that will be benefited from to create more room.


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