The Ideal Bedroom Space: Our guide to creating a functional bedroom haven
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Throughout the 2010s we’ve seen a steady rise in home renovations, and as the decade comes to its close, there’s no sign that this trend is slowing down. Renovating rather than moving allows you to extend and personalise the property that you know and love with details and features that are unique to you. Add bespoke furniture, beautifully crafted and made to measure, and you’ll ensure that your renovated rooms are perfectly designed to suit your lifestyle as well as your everyday needs.
Creating home offices, cinema rooms, additional bedrooms and multifunctional spaces gives you space to grow as well as adding value to your property.
The Henley Bedroom
If you like the concept of home renovation but are unsure where to start, ask yourself what you’d like to change in your present home:
Creating storage can seem an impossible task – especially when you’ve lived in a space for a while. This is because you stop seeing a room’s potential and start seeing its limitations. An expert designer can bring a fresh eye to your home and find opportunities that are sometimes difficult to spot. Every inch of your room will be maximised; floor to ceiling and wall to wall. Even quirky architectural features like ornamental windows, alcoves, sloping ceilings and chimney breasts can be included within the design. There’s an old saying that goes ‘buy in a rush, buy twice’, so take your time, plan what you need and our designers can help you to transform your bedroom from ‘boo-hoo!’ to boutique.
Spacious Loft Home Office
If you have space in an attic or loft, this is the ideal place to create an extra bedroom, a master bedroom suite complete with dressing room, a home office or simply a place for organised storage.
Most loft conversions, even if they’re full-height, will have sloping ceilings, so bespoke furniture is the logical choice if you want to make the most of every inch of space in the eaves with unique open and closed storage solutions. The beauty of specially made furniture is that it will fit in even the most awkward corners for a result that’s elegant and practical in equal measure.
Remember a loft conversion may require planning permission or a building notice depending on what you want to do and how you intend to use it.
Dual Office Space
More and more of us are working from home, and as time goes on, this working option will become more usual. As a result, having a dedicated home office is not only practical, it’s a real plus if you want to sell your home in the future.
When it comes to home office furniture there are many options available; you can convert an unused room, your garage or loft space; you can utilise corners of your home such as under the stairs, or you can create a multifunctional space that can be closed off at the end of the working day so that it can be used for something else.
Hidden desks and clever office hubs are ideal for homes without additional rooms, and bespoke furniture can be individually designed to not only meet your personal working needs but to enhance and complement your existing interior design. Finding space for home study furniture is easier than you might think. It’s surprising how many homes have unused areas that can be transformed into useful places – all it takes is a little imagination and practical application.
See our home study furniture.
Dusted Oak Inline Glass Staircase
The staircase is a feature of your home where improvements can add a real wow factor. A show-stopping design, in wood, steel, or glass can completely transform the entrance to your home and it can be done without messy building work or planning permission and often in as little as 48 hours from the first cut to the final polish.
Your existing staircase is an integral part of your home’s structure, so it’s likely to be structurally sound. A refurbishment simply involves the full replacement of the newel posts, handrails, base rails and spindles with new specially designed components. Whatever the size of your hallway, renovating with the right staircase design is probably the fastest, easiest and most impactful ways to revamp your home, create a warm welcome and add value at the same time. View more of our staircase designs.
Victorian Style Front Door, London Door Company
A new front door will create a favourable first impression. Updating from an older door doesn’t mean you have to ‘go modern’. You can select authentic designs from the Victorian, Georgian and early 20th century periods. Take a look at London Door Company, each design has been impeccably researched to include every detail from the era such as the size, design and number of panels to glazing details and door furniture.
Victorian Leadlight Door, London Door Company
The beauty of a new front door means that it will offer enhanced security, both built into the door and frame as well as state-of-the-art locking systems. The wood will be robust and durable and the door’s millimetre perfect fit improves insulation, potentially reducing your heating bills. Even if you opt for original stained glass details, the glaziers will use toughened or strengthened glass in the process on request.
By upgrading certain features within your home today, you’ll have less maintenance in the future. Choosing bespoke furniture solutions means you’ll enjoy a home that’s designed around you, making you feel happier and more relaxed whenever you use your favourite rooms. With an improved layout, more storage and extra space to enjoy, the beauty of your home will be accentuated – with a space for everything, and everything in its place.
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