You’ve got the Shangri-La of semi-detached homes. Your living room is bathed in the kind of terracotta hue usually reserved for sultan’s palaces. Your bedroom has more finery than a shop made of silk. And you own enough luxury items to make a gameshow jealous.
But there’s still something missing from your home. There’s still a little bit more potential you could wring out of those bricks and mortar before your masterpiece is complete.
If you can’t quite put your finger on what those improvements might be, try a few of these.
Orangery is the new conservatory
The conservatory has forever been a middle class dream. A quick wander through any suburbia will show you that. If having a conservatory is something you have always wanted, when it is all completed, you’re definitely going to want to make it feel like a part of your home, not just an extension. So checking out something like this Konservatory guide to conservatory plants or looking on Pinterest for inspiration could help bring it all together.
But they’re not the only option for your home. For a unique look to your home, why not invest in an orangery? Orangery styles vary from home to home but you can guarantee that any style you choose will be pretty snazzy.
But what is an orangery? Essentially it’s a conservatory that will give you a more enclosed feeling, allowing you to lounge in privacy. If you already have a conservatory it may be a better idea to replace conservatory roof to achieve this same feel, rather than knocking it down and building again from scratch, but if you’re looking to extend you home anyway an orangery would make a a fantastic addition.
What’s more, this simple addition could add thousands of pounds to the value of your home. So nab one today.
Alter that attic
Until you convert your attic, it’s little more than a creepy empty space between your rooms and roof. It’s probably covered in dusty boxes. One or two of those boxes might contain a horrible looking doll. Who knows when that doll will attack! Basically, your unconverted attic is a horror movie waiting to happen.
But if you convert that attic into another room, you’ll have extra space, added value to your house price and more insulation.
You can do whatever you like with your attic – just don’t make it pure horror show.
Find your focus
Focal points are ace ideas for every room in your home, drawing the eye and giving your space a centre that’ll complement everything else.
What will constitute an ace focal point depends on which room you’re refurbishing. Your living room could do with a cool ornament or coffee table, your hall might suit a classy bookcase and your garden might require a stunning water feature.
It’s a fine balancing act between finding something that’ll catch the eye and plopping something garish in your home, but that’s a part of the fun. Experiment with different styles and furnishings, and find a great centre for your home. It’ll finally make it complete.
This post was written by John Paul in line with my disclosure policy.