In a time of falling house prices, more home owners are seeking innovative ways to boost the value of their property. Even if you are not planning to sell your home right now, attractive and practical home improvements can make your home a more pleasant place to live and can significantly add to the value of your property when the time comes to sell.
Property prices in Perth are on a downward trend at the moment, and have been for almost two years. Prices in Western Australia’s capital city fell 1.6 percent in the last quarter of 2016, taking the year’s loss to 4 percent.
The extent of house price drops has varied dramatically from suburb to suburb. While many beachside suburbs such as Fremantle, Yanchep and Falcon experienced property price increases, most suburbs have shown a negative trend. Many of these, such as Carmel and Cloverdale, were down more than 10 percent.
Adding Value to Your Home
While there are indications the situation will improve in 2017, it remains a buyers’ market. In this climate, any additions to your home that may appeal to would-be buyers will help you achieve, or even exceed, your asking price. Very often this can come down to having attractive features that prospective buyers won’t find everywhere else, so it pays to think outside the box when considering improvements for your home.
One feature worth considering is a walk-in wardrobe in your master bedroom or, indeed, in other rooms throughout the home. Innovations in design and functionality have brought this luxury feature under the radar for many homeowners both in terms of practicality and affordability. And let’s face it, walk-in wardrobes are a pretty cool thing to have in any home.
The Benefits of Walk-in Wardrobes
Space is at a premium in the modern home. We all accumulate belongings over the years and sometimes it is difficult to find a place for everything. Walk-in wardrobes, by their nature, are designed to maximise this space. You would be amazed at how much storage a well-designed walk-in wardrobe can provide. Even smaller walk-in wardrobes can make a dramatic difference in making your living space less cluttered and easy to manage.
Aside from potentially adding significant value to your home, walk-in closets also give some excellent benefits while you live there:
More room for your belongings – By installing a walk-in wardrobe you are creating a whole new room for your clothes, accessories and other belongings. When compared to a standard wardrobe, closet or chest of drawers, walk-in wardrobes offer a world of space, not just for everyday items like blouses, skirts, shirts and pants, but for all your accessories, shoes, coats, jewellery and more.
Maximum convenience – Recent innovations in design have transformed the way we use our storage space. Custom-made walk-in closets can make even the smallest spaces go a long, long way. Smart use of shelves, racks, rails and hangers means that you can have everything neatly organised and easily accessible all the time.
Your very own dressing room – With the simple addition of a bench or stool and mirror your walk-in wardrobe can comfortably double as your own dressing room. Having a private space to get ready for your day at work or night out is something you will find hard to live without once you get used to it.
Less clutter around your home – One of the great benefits of walk-in wardrobes is that they entirely separate your storage area from your bedroom, while storage space above head height can be used for items from around the home you do not need to access so often. Not only does this save on clutter, it frees up space in the bedroom for new items of furniture or even new features such as a reading nook and sitting area, potentially adding even more value to your home.
What to Consider When Installing a Walk-in Wardrobe
While walk-in wardrobes are an excellent addition to any bedroom, most people start with the master bedroom. As your main sleeping and dressing area, this is likely where your new wardrobe will be of most benefit. Master bedrooms also tend to be larger, so you will have much more scope in the design and size of your new storage and dressing space.
While you may have your own ideas about where to position and how to fit-out your walk-in wardrobe, it is often best to get the opinion of an experienced professional. Specialist companies such as Lifestyle Wardrobes have years of experience in designing and fitting custom walk-in wardrobes in Perth and surrounding areas. Not only can they advise on the best placement, design and materials for your wardrobe, they can help you get the very most out of your available space with a range of features and accessories. Lifestyle Wardrobes use a combination of drawer units, jewellery drawers, adjustable shelving units, hanging shelves and shoe shelves to give you maximum economy of space and easy access to all your clothes and accessories.
There are also a number of other factors you may want to consider when customising your walk-in wardrobe. You may want to add tie racks, trouser racks, cosmetic drawers, valet rods, corner units or electrical outlets to suit your exact needs. Needless to say, you can also choose between a range of colours and styles to get the exact look you desire.
Whether you are selling now or you are thinking of the future, a walk-in wardrobe can redefine your living space while making your home a much more attractive prospect to any potential buyer.
At Lifestyle Wardrobes WA we are committed to designing and installing the finest quality walk-in wardrobes for homeowners in Perth and surrounding areas. Contact us today to find out how we can help you maximise your space and give your home that something a little bit special.