You may be looking to make your home the perfect zen space, with ultimate tranquility running throughout, or perhaps you’re after the most impressive Sex In The City-esque closet that even Carrie Bradshaw will envy… either way, we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up some of the top four upgrades that all kinds of DIYers can do in an instant. The home is where the heart is, and it will only get better…
Inspired to give your closet a whole new revamp? Then you’re in luck. There are plenty of ways to display your clothes, and you don’t need a penthouse apartment to do so… (though, it can help). For spaces that are tight for room, using verticals to create an illusion will be square footage well spent. Tower up some sky-high cupboards and shelves, and make your room feel like its own boutique. Shoes in the sky, bags at the top? You may as well be in Saks Fifth Avenue. Try adding some glamor by slotting in some full-length mirrors that can slide out of the door, just so that the room isn’t too full.
Not short for space? Well, the world's your oyster! Empty the entire spare bedroom, and enlist the carpenter to curate a bespoke closet. Create a full vanity space so you can sit and wander out to your windows, then decorate as you see fit with lavish accessories and chandeliers to delight – talk about movie star in the making!
Isn’t it everyone's dream? All of your friends sitting around a glorious room filled with drinks galore, with games stacked up and waiting, and permanent tables that aren’t makeshift from the dining room… Well, that’s how it would feel with a dedicated games room!
Everyone can sit around and play to their hearts’ content, rattling the dice and shuffling the cards, or checking out more unusual and interesting casino games online. You may even want a dedicated computer on which to play, so you can get some ideas, like from online casino Canada, which offers a vast array of games you and your friends might enjoy. If you’d rather not play online, just use it for inspiration; print out some rules and set up your games! Create a poker space for the online dabblers, a blackjack table for the high rollers, and a chiseled wooden bar in the corner to ooze the swinging sixties casino era.
Host a Friday games night and watch your house turn the town green with envy. P.S. Good luck getting your friends out the next day: this upgrade is always a hit with the loved ones.
If there is one place in your humble abode that will make you feel the most homely, it’s your bathroom. Turn it into its very own hotel spa, and invest in some good quality bathroom accessories.
You could go over the top with a full renovation, like a walk-in shower room, a four-legged freestanding tub, and a double sink to stop all of the squabbling. Add beautiful touches like plants, diffusers, and cozy bathmats, and your bathroom will feel like The Park Plaza.
What’s the only thing missing you ask?
Underfloor heating of course. It may be pricey, but gosh it’s worth it!
Step out of the bath on a Sunday morning and engulf yourself in your newly purchased dressing gown, while stepping down onto the warm tiles – sounds idyllic? It really is. Monday blues are long in the past when you can soak the night away with your favorite book in your spa-like serenity.
The most memorable thing a home could have is the place that you first step into… your door! Believe it or not, a door may be one of the cheapest things to upgrade, but it’s one that’s certainly worth it.
A brightly colored door that impeccably matches a landscaped archway is something that mimics a home that’s made for Snow White herself. Take your worn-out doormat away, and replace it with a simple, plain one – so that you can let all of the floral arrangement do the talking.
The only thing better than the door? The handle! Choose a knocker that will be one for everyone to remember.
We think that a grande golden knocker is the best finishing touch to any home, and if you’re feeling extra jazzy, you could go for one of those lion heads – there are so many to choose from, and even the picking will be a fun day out!
Regardless of whether you’re going for the OTT walk-in-wardrobe or choosing a more subtle approach like the door color, even the slightest of differences can make a big change. Remember, it doesn’t have to be for everyone else: it’s all about you loving it. After all, home is where your family is… and once it’s perfect, it’s time to turn your sights to your outdoor space.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Aleksandra Djurdjevic is a senior writer and editor, covering jewelry, accessories, and trends. She’s also works with services, home décor. She has previously worked as ESL teacher for English Tochka. Aleksandra graduated from the Comparative Literature department at the Faculty of Philosophy in Serbia. Aleksandra’s love for the environment, crafts and natural products over the years helps her continue to be a top expert at Wooden Earth.