1. Incorporate large windows in your house– Windows serve as a way to allow natural light into the house and provide proper ventilation. A room with big appropriately placed windows effortlessly looks classy and expensive.
Using big windows also allows you to incorporate large curtains in your decor. Also consider having a larger than average bathroom window. It is quite unfortunate when a house has good windows but bathroom windows that look like an afterthought.
2. Size all your rooms appropriately.
We have all been through this. You look at an apartment or house and are taken by the living room and the bedrooms. But for some reason, the bathroom and the Kitchen are so small that picturing yourself living in the space is impossible.
Before you start constructing your house, ensure that the standard layout for household items fit well enough and leave room for maneuverability. If you are building for rental purposes, your clients will appreciate that their needs were considered when designing the building.
If you are building for personal use it is just good sense and efficient use of space.If this is too much for you to figure out on your own, enlist the help of an Architect or a building designer.
3. The colour choice matters
This is one area in which we all judge a book by its cover. Before you settle on a colour and theme for your house, ensure you give the process some thought. If colours do not come naturally to you, seek professional advice. Know what you are looking for.
If you are looking for class then your colour combination has to be simple. Make sure not to go overboard. If you are not sure about the colour choice, go through physical samples and consider painting a sample room and part of the exterior to have a clear mental picture.
You should also look for something that requires little maintenance or is easy to maintain because an unmaintained house is not a good look. If you are working with an Architect, ask for renders. These could also easily help you figure out how the house will look with different colour options.
As a side note, textured exterior paints are always a good way to go if you need tough exterior paint that is easy to maintain. Always remember to buy quality paint and have good workmanship in order to get a good finish.
4. Go for quality fixtures
This is an easy way to take your house to the next level. Fixtures include the taps, shower heads, tubs, toilet bowls, sinks and even storage areas. Quality fixtures do not need to be expensive. You need to check that the fixtures you go for are working correctly, match with the intended theme of the house and have been properly installed.
Pay attention to the amount of storage space you offer. Tenants are easily thrown off by lack of enough storage. Ensure that your house has enough, well located lighting fixtures. It is also worth noting that simple things such as classy switches and curtain rods do make a difference.
The next four are quick, explicable tips that could make a huge difference in your house.
5. Make your ceilings high. The minimum ceiling height for a house should be 2.5m. Low ceilings have a tendency to make a house look cramped. Adding height to the house draws attention to the vertical and makes it look grander. Therefore when high ceilings are paired with big windows, the result is an expensive looking house.
6. Have quality, easy to clean floors installed. You should always lay floors that are classy, weather sensitive, and easy to maintain.
7. Have a good Kitchen worktop. To build a good kitchen, always consider the person who spends the most time in the Kitchen. Granite tops are commonly used to class up a Kitchen.
8. Create space outside, either a balcony or a backyard. Have a way for the tenant to be able to enjoy the outside in their own space.
Hope these tips have been helpful. Build Wisely!