One of the biggest problems that can come with living in a city is finding the ways to make a space truly a home. While new condo buildings pop up every day and spaces are becoming smaller and smaller with nano-unit sales, how are you coping with your personal space?
Not that many of us are that lucky to have our dream homes, but it’s not as nearly impossible to still customise your space to make your home more comfortable and YOU. One of the biggest problems that can come with living in a city is finding the ways to make a space truly a home. While new condo buildings pop up every day, so many home sellers take advantage of rising prices by not updating spaces with more than just generic items, meaning that new homeowners are left to customize their spaces on their own. Sometimes this is a good thing because it means you get to work with a blank canvas and not have to spend more money ripping out quite new finishings.
Here are some of the best places in a new home to start customizing.
The easiest way to personalize a space is to install custom kitchen cabinets. Whether you live in New York or Hong Kong apartments, like most apartments, there always seem to be a lack storage and custom cabinets can definitely help with that if it’s planned well and works with what you really need. Depending on the style of the home, there are wide variety of materials that are suited to be used in the kitchen. It’s important to work with a company that specializes in custom metal work or kitchen carpentry so that you’ll have the option of designing spaces entirely from scratch, or find new ways to integrate materials like stone or metal into existing furnishings.
Bathrooms are one of the most-used spaces in the home, so it’s quite surprising how this space gets overlooked when it comes to customizing a new home. Custom bathroom cabinets are by far one of the quickest and easiest ways to overhaul a space into something not only functional, practical but also distinctively elegant. You can customise from the vanity sink to shower walls, how about a specialized compartment for your hair-dryer, shaver, and other gadgets you want to use. Although renovating a bathroom space looks like it should be less expensive because it’s one of the smallest rooms in the house, but this doesn’t mean it will be the cheapest place to start, so watch your budget as some of these bathroom items do add up quickly.
The Foyer (aka entrance)
Dressing up the foyer of a new home can overhaul the feeling of the space, especially when you just enter the house. Although this is one of the places that everyone in the home will pass through most often, home owners might give it no thought at all. If you’re lucky to have space at your entrance, even putting a side table or a console with storage for keys, your bag or shoes that are most often worn, not only adds to the practically of the space, but make life convenient when you’re trying to fly out the door. Edgy spaces like lofts might find that crafting an entry space or foyer using custom wood or metal works can drastically update the feel of the room while keeping the style consistent throughout the home.
The Wardrobe/ Closets
Last but not least, closet space is easy to update and can make any sized-home feel larger. Working with a custom cabinet and furniture maker means that even those with small closets can find space to put everything away. Trust us, it’s totally possible. Not to mention, replacing closet doors with custom wood or metal versions can add even more design elements to the overall space of your home.
At this point, you are either excited about the potential possibilities, or just completely scared of how much work all of this sounds like. Breathe, and the best place to start is with a priority list, then work out the estimated overall budget for each space. Good luck!