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Luxury spaces: 6 unique, show-stopping home additions

There are so many ways to change and upgrade your home, from a kitchen remodel to adding an extra bedroom.

By LLM Reporters  |  October 3, 2021
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Are you looking to bring the wow factor to your home? Here, Christopher Dance from interior design experts InHouse Inspired Room Design shares with us six show-stopping additions to bring a touch of luxury to your home.

If the past 18 months has taught us anything, it’s how important it is to love where you live. After all, your home is your sanctuary, so making it somewhere that you feel safe and comfortable should be a top priority. This is something that many of us have taken on board over the past year, with the term ‘house extension’ hitting an all time high on Google in 2020 (Property Wire). 

There are so many ways to change and upgrade your home, from a kitchen remodel to adding an extra bedroom. But if you’re looking to do something completely different, why not try adding a unique show-stopping space to your property? To give you some inspiration, here are six unique spaces to consider adding to your home. 

A pantry 

Pantry in home
A pantry provides you with ample space to store a wide range of ingredients, while making it far easier to find the things you need

If you’re always short on kitchen cupboard space, adding a pantry to your home is an absolute must. Whether you opt for a butler style or free-standing pantry, it’s a great statement piece for your kitchen. You could opt for a retro design, bold colours, or a minimalist look, either way this home addition is bound to wow your guests. 

A pantry is a great practical addition to your home too. Not only does it provide you with ample space to store a wide range of ingredients, but it makes it far easier to find the things you need, which in turn speeds up the meal preparation process. 

A library

Library room
A great addition for bookworms, and the perfect way to add a touch of sophistication to your home

Live out your own ‘Beauty and the Beast’ fantasy by adding a library to your home. This is a great addition for bookworms, and the perfect way to add a touch of sophistication to your home too. Plus, you’ll be creating a relaxing spot to curl up with your favourite book. 

There are so many different styles that work well in a library. For a touch of grandeur, opt for dark mahogany bookshelves and vintage furniture. Alternatively, if you’d prefer a more modern style, look for brighter colours and floating bookshelves. 

An entertainment room 

Entertainment room
Create your own cinema room, complete with traditional red velvet theatre seats and a popcorn machine

After a long and tiring day, sometimes all you need is a space to unwind and relax – and an entertainment room is a great place to do this. As well as providing a space for you to let your hair down, it’s also guaranteed to wow your guests and keep them entertained throughout their visit. 

What you have in your entertainment room depends entirely on how you prefer to spend your downtime. If you’re a film buff, create your own cinema room, complete with traditional red velvet theatre seats and a popcorn machine. Or if you’re an avid gamer, opt for a futuristic gaming room with your full set of consoles, a gaming chair, and maybe even an old-school arcade machine or two. 

A spa sanctuary

Beautiful spa
No spa bathroom would be complete without a luxurious bath to soak in after a long day

According to Homes and Gardens, spa bathrooms are very much on trend this year, and it’s easy to see why. Creating your own spa sanctuary in your bathroom is the perfect way to get your zen on, and bring some soothing style to the room at the same time. 

To create the perfect zen bathroom, opt for natural materials, such as wood, bamboo, and stone. You should also incorporate plenty of storage space, as spas tend to be minimalist, and clutter-free. And of course, no spa bathroom would be complete without a luxurious bath to soak in after a long day. But don’t worry if you’re not a bath person, as a waterfall shower is a great relaxing alternative. 

A snug 

Modern living room
A cosy and comfortable space, a snug will be perfect for both relaxing and entertaining a small number of guests

If you have a small space that you don’t know what to do with, a great option is to create a snug. A cosy and comfortable space, it’ll be perfect for both relaxing and entertaining a small number of guests. 

As snugs are cosy and comfortable by nature, incorporate plenty of soft furnishings. Use throws, stylish cushions, and carpet or a large rug to make the space as warm and inviting as possible. And, to keep it cosy throughout the evening, install lights with a dimmer switch to keep the atmosphere intimate. 

A beauty room

Beauty room
Make sure to incorporate plenty of storage space for all your beauty products, clothing, and accessories

If you want to get ready for the day with class, consider investing in a vintage-style beauty and dressing room. This luxury home addition will make you feel like royalty, and it will make your home look even more impressive too. 

A vanity is an absolute must for any beauty room. Art deco-style vanities are a great option, or, for something more elaborate, opt for a French Louis-style dressing table instead. Make sure to incorporate plenty of storage space for all your beauty products, clothing, and accessories. And remember that no beauty room is compete without a full-length mirror to review your outfits in before you set off for the day. 

Your home is your sanctuary, so it should be somewhere that you can relax in style. If you’re looking to add a special something to your home, these unique, luxury spaces will make for a perfect addition.