When it comes to property features, some make a bigger difference than others. Upgrading your kitchen faucet, for instance, can make a massive improvement in your quality of life while relaying the patio might not, even though the latter is considerably more expensive.
In this post, we take a look at some of the home features that will make your property a joyful place to live. Check them out below.
Full-Height Windows In The Master Bedroom
When architects designed houses in the past, they typically made the windows occupy only part of the wall space. There were good structural reasons for this. Using windows that covered the entire plane was generally more expensive because of reinforcing structural elements.
Over the years, though, builders have improved their techniques, meaning that it is now much easier and cheaper to install full-height windows on your property. These portals to the outside world work in practically every setting, but they’re particularly useful in the master bedroom. When you wake up in the morning, you’re able to draw the curtains and get a commanding view over your garden or the surrounding environment without walls getting in the way. It makes you feel as though you’re living in an ultra-premium apartment in the middle of a great city.
A Mud Room
Mudrooms are a relatively new thing in the world of property and design. They’re a natural extension of the garage, giving you a place to contain all the mess in your home. The basic idea of these spaces is simple: a place to keep your muddy boots. But you can use them for all sorts of things, such as your laundry and even keeping pets at night.
The room itself doesn’t have to be particularly big: something the size of a utility room will suffice. And you can easily keep it smelling and looking fresh with plants and a hard, tiled floor – no carpets.
Ensuite Bathrooms In Guest Bedrooms
Ensuite bathrooms in guest bedrooms can also help to make your home a joyful place to live. Guests who come to stay get a hotel-like experience, bathing, and sleeping in the same space, without having to traipse down a cold corridor wearing nothing but a towel.
Ensuite bathrooms are also surprisingly cost-effective to implement depending on the plumbing situation in your property. Just a small room will suffice – usually around double the size of a walk-in wardrobe.
There’s a reason that wealthy people love outbuildings: they provide space for all the fun stuff in life. You can use them for workshops, keeping animals, and even swimming pools. It’s up to you!
The number of outbuildings you get with a property tends to vary by location and age. If you live in a rural community or an older home, expect more outbuildings. Some properties come with five or six, giving you plenty of options for moving some of your activities out of the home itself.
Often, the little changes to your property make the most significant difference to your level of joy.