Over the last year and a half, the majority of people have spent more time in their homes than ever before – and it has many asking themselves … What new designs or trends can I incorporate into my home and/or luxury real estate? Most of us are bored of the same old 4 walls, and the same furniture that has been sitting around for years. If this sounds like you, it may be time to rethink some of the design elements in your home to spruce things up!
The “home” is an integral part of many peoples’ lives, whether it is a condominium, townhome, detached house, or luxury real estate – it is a place that, ideally, instills a sense of calm and regeneration after a long day. It is said that you are the product of the 5 people you spend the most time with, but the same could be said for the spaces you surround yourself with as well. Design can alter the way you feel and ultimately how you live.
We have included a few inspirational ideas to assist you in elevating your space.
1. Make It Harmonious
Simple design elements and the perfect placement of meaningful accessories can completely change how space feels when you enter it. Artistic and/or personal items thoughtfully placed can create a positive association with the room you’re in. Another great idea is to incorporate a candle or a diffuser with lavender or some other relaxing scent to create a sense of zen. Make your home feel like you are meditating, or at a spa.
2594 Bluffs Way, Burlington
Listed by Alex Irish – $4,489,000
2. Create A Space That Feels Like A “Stay-cation”
With the right fencing, landscaping, and design you can create a fabulous backyard oasis that is as private as it is beautiful. It is important to feel and experience a “change of scenery” every once in a while to recharge your batteries! You can transform the home to be the much needed retreat you have been dreaming of.
65 Cox Drive, Oakville
Listed by Alex Irish – $7,500,000
Straight out of a magazine, this photographer/designer’s own home has the attention to detail that only someone with a critical eye can envision. Everything is bespoke & nothing has been overlooked. This modern icon is the collaboration of creative minds: Designer RP Design, architect Gren Weis & builder Whitehall Homes. Over 7,900 sqft. of finished living space situated on an impressive 100 x 175 ft lot surrounded by towering pine trees & backing to a lakeside estate.
3. Make Every Day Count
Life is much simpler when you and your family are in good health – and keeping up with good health comes down to keeping it consistent! When your home provides you with all of the key essentials, this will set you up for success day-to-day. With the kitchen being the heart of the home, this is a wonderful place to “recenter” oneself. A properly set up kitchen will make it so that healthy home cooking is a priority for you and your family. Can’t make it to the gym? Or are the gyms still closed in your area? Consider setting up your own home exercise room to take advantage of the convenience of “at-home-fitness”. Keep in mind that you want things to be organized, clean, streamlined and functional to make it so that all excuses for procrastination are out of the equation.
65 Cox Drive, Oakville
Listed by Alex Irish
There are many things you can do to elevate your space to make it feel like luxury real estate at any price point. Why not make your home a place where you can feel comfortable and at ease to unwind & spend time with family! A few simple, inexpensive changes can make the world of difference.