4. Go for good-quality doors
Invest in doors that have some serious weight to them, as I’m a firm believer that well-made doors can give your home a total lift. Many people overlook doors but they are hugely important to your scheme when trying to add a luxurious feel. Doors with a bevelled glass inset, in particular, create a spacious feel and can look extremely glamorous when opening into living and dining rooms. Plus, if you’ve extended, adding investment, high-quality bi-fold doors to link the inside and outside spaces will create a modern, light-filled look. My advice – don’t skimp on doors if you can avoid it.
5. Spend on bespoke furniture
Bespoke storage is not only practical, it is also a stylish investment. Designed to your own specifications, built-in solutions will maximise every inch of space, while freestanding styles, such as drawers, can be made to order, and include compartments to suit your belongings. Choose high-gloss woods, mirrored and fabric-clad styles for a luxe look, then finish with handcrafted pieces, such as chrome or gold details.
6. Invest in at least one indulgent feature
One fixture I’d recommend for every home is a fantastic shower head in the master bathroom. If you have the space, a large style with extra features, such as adjustable pressure and powerful jets, will create a spa-like experience at home. There are many on the market at varying expense but if you think about how many times you’ll use it, I’d say it’d be worth it.
7. Don’t overlook lighting
An ever-popular look, an Art Deco-style chandelier will always be on trend. Think lots
8. Go for built-in designs
Integrated appliances in the home are a hugely important factor when trying to create luxury. If you’re working on a project, think about incorporating a sound system from the very beginning. It may cost but its well worth it as your home becomes seamless with sound. An integrated coffee machine and hot water tap are two must-haves, proving convenience is a luxury in itself. Coffee machines are not a necessity but, if you like coffee like I do, there’s nothing better than making fresh coffee in your own kitchen in the morning, and a built-in machine really looks the part.
9. Remember those finishing touches
I’m a huge fan of flowers – real or faux. There are some amazingly lifelike silk flowers that