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7 Interior Design Features That Are Popular - and Why

January 16, 2023

Check out these wonderful design elements that many homeowners adore!

Home renovations can make our lives easier, more comfortable, and happier in the places we all call home. However, it is important to know which home improvements will add the most value to your home and make it a place we would enjoy spending time in.

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If you're not sure where to begin, we've compiled a list of 7 popular design features among homeowners and why you should consider them if you're planning to renovate your home.

1. Floor-to-ceiling built-in cabinets to maximise every square inch of your space

Floor-to-ceiling built-in cabinetry, whether in the kitchen, living room, or bedroom, is one of the most popular renovations among homeowners for a variety of reasons. Floor-to-ceiling built-in cabinetry takes advantage of vertical space, which can be a great way to make use of otherwise unused space in a room. It can also help to accentuate your room's height, and if you have awkward corners or dead space, you can tailor your cabinets to fit these areas.

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Aside from providing plenty of storage and helping to create a neat and organised home, custom carpentry can also complement the overall design of your home.

2. A wet and dry kitchen for more efficient cooking and entertaining

Wet and dry kitchens can be a useful design feature, especially in homes where you have space to spare. Because cooking generates strong odours, having a separate wet kitchen aid in preventing them from spreading to other parts of the house, making your home more pleasant to live in for other house members.

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Separate wet and dry kitchens are also advantageous for homeowners who enjoy entertaining. A dry kitchen typically includes a kitchen island that also serves as a casual dining area. Separating the dry kitchen from the wet space will allow the space to look more presentable when hosting parties.

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3. A feature wall to add a wow factor to your home

Another popular design feature among homeowners is a feature wall. It is one of the simplest ways to add a splash of colour or texture to a room and make it more visually interesting and dynamic.

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A feature wall in a small room can draw your attention and distract you from thinking about the room's square footage. Aside from that, creating a feature wall rather than designing all four walls can be a less expensive way to give a room a visually appealing look. And when it comes to feature walls, you have a plethora of options to choose from. You can experiment with patterns, colours, materials, and other elements to make it as unique as possible.

4. Add a skylight to introduce natural light into your home

Natural light is one of the most valuable assets a home can have, but it can be extremely difficult to incorporate after the house has been built. If you intend to expand the indoor space of your home, request that well-placed skylights be installed as well.

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Besides brightening up a room, skylights provide numerous advantages. They can help reduce the need for artificial lighting during the day, which can save energy and lower energy costs. Natural light has also been shown to have a positive effect on mood and can help to improve your mental health and productivity.

5. Add a window settee or daybed for extra seating, storage, and a comfortable place to relax

A window seat is a popular addition among homeowners because it offers numerous advantages. It takes up little space in the house (ideal for small spaces) while also providing an extra place to lounge or entertain guests. You can also customise it by incorporating drawers into the base of your seat for extra storage space, which will help to keep your home looking neat and organised.

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Most people prefer to have a window seat in front of large windows where they can enjoy views of the outdoors. It can be a cosy and comfortable spot to relax, read, or binge-watch your favourite series on a mobile device at any time of day, in addition to making your home look more aesthetically pleasing!

6. Add a designated laundry room to make laundry time much more efficient

Adding a laundry room to a home is another major selling point because it makes laundry time more efficient and convenient.

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Laundry rooms typically include built-in storage for laundry supplies and appliances, as well as a counter for folding and ironing. This can help you keep your laundry-related items organised and out of sight, as well as significantly reduce clutter in other areas of the house (no more laundry piles on the sofa or chairs!).

Having a laundry room can also help to reduce noise from washing and drying machines, as they are typically located close to the kitchen.

Explore: 8 Beautiful Laundry Room Designs That Make Chores Less Dreadful

7. A spa-like bathroom for your routine self-care

Turning your bathroom into a spa-like oasis is another popular design feature among homeowners who are constantly looking for ways to pamper themselves.

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Having a spa-like bathroom at home can provide numerous advantages. It gives you the freedom to relax and unwind whenever you want, day or night. Installing a standalone tub, for example, can not only give your bathroom a classy, one-of-a-kind look, but soaking in a tub can help you relax and improve your sleep quality.

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Explore: 8 Minor Tweaks That Can Turn Your Bathroom Into A Luxe Retreat

If space is an issue, you can create a spa-like experience in a walk-in shower by replacing your shower head with a higher quality model that comes in a variety of configurations to help you pamper yourself and enjoy a more satisfying shower.

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