“A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create a fantasy.” – Juan Montoya, interior designer
If you are planning on giving your home a modern day touch, there are some luxurious ideas that will bring value to both your life and home.
With a touch of an iPhone button
Technology has advanced so much over the past few decades that what was once fantasy ideas from movies and television are now a reality for our everyday lives. With Wi-Fi, a smart phone and a visit to the electronics store, the features in your home can be completely controlled with a touch of a button. You don’t even have to be in the vicinity, it’s a win win.
Niche appliances and features can turn your house into a sanctuary for you and your family.
Ben Green who works for Push Controls by Schneider Electric gave some smart home insights to Gizmodo about renovations. His team are experts in installing an internal system that allows you to control lights, TV’s, heaters and air-conditioning just to name a few. It would also add value to your home if you are planning on selling it.
Another great feature of turning your house into a smart home is the security. It can be linked to your internal and external locking system, so that you know everything that is going on from anywhere.
Would you like a raging fire at the click of a button or bookshelf that leads you to a secret dungeon? The latter may be too much but the former is certainly possible. Niche appliances and features can turn your house into a sanctuary for you and your family. You can create a built-in alcohol or coffee bar, an aquarium bed, a door that folds into a ping pong table.
These are all incredible features that you can have, with a quick search on the Internet and an intuitive interior designer. The most important thing is the features don’t ostracise potential buyers when it’s time to sell. Make it unique in its appeal, but not so unique that it only suits your personal needs.
Making your older home modern
There is a fine balance when you are making interior changes to an older home. If you decide to give it a spruce, take a lesson from Houzz contributor Yanic Simard. He told Forbes that little adjustments like painting the main rooms with a slightly darker colour will help to hide imperfections. With furnishing, they also suggest simple designs as to not create a juxtaposition between the design of the home and the interior designing.
If you have renovated your home and think it’s time to sell, talk to the friendly team at Brad Teal Real Estate to help you out.