When people are looking to buy a house, after the kitchen and bathroom, the next place they check out is the master bedroom.
Here people are looking for space and that means if you are planning to sell, maximizing your storage space is essential.
Extra storage space helps attract home buyers but also lets you stay organised while the home is still yours.
If you already have a closet but want to add more storage, measure the space it takes up, or determine the extra space that is available to build your walk-in closet.
Building a brand new walk-in closet will require proper construction, finishing the walls, adding flooring and wiring the room for lighting.
Next, make a list of what you need to keep in a closet. This will include how much space you need for hanging clothing and other items, as well as how many drawers and shelves you will need to store shoes, bags and bulky items.
Come up with another list for things you’d like to include in your closet, such as a TV, a full-length mirror or a seating area.
Plan out the space.
Delegate full-length space for hanging longer items such as coats or dresses. Double your hanging space by installing an upper and lower bar, or by adding drawers beneath a higher bar or shelves beneath a lower bar.
Make room in your design for drawers, shoe shelves and shelves for hand bags, hats, and bulkier items. These items can also be stored in attractive baskets on the shelves, there are lots of these types of storage options in shops around the Island.
Install proper lighting in the closet. For larger walk-in closets, consider multiple lights, floor lights, or track lighting so you can easily see all of the items you’ll need when getting dressed.
Once you have decided how much storage you need you can decide what type of finish your closet is going to have according to how it fits with the theme of your bedroom.
When considering the rest of the master bedroom design keep the uncluttered theme; a bedroom should be a place where you can get peace at the end of a stressful day.
For proper bedroom design, you need to consider fabrics, lighting, furniture, space and paint colours. These all set your bedroom’s mood and ambience.
The bed is the most important part in bedroom design. Choose the size of bed that is suitable to the size of the available space. Here the point you need to consider is relaxation.
The theme of your bedroom is extremely important. It helps tie all of the colours, furniture lines and lighting together and will ultimately help you make logical decisions about all of your choices. Think about whether you want a casual, continental or country bedroom.
What about a romantic, relaxing or Victorian theme? Choose a theme that best reflects your (and your partner’s) personality.
Once you have done that, you can start thinking about which elements of the theme you would like to incorporate. (Bedrooms are best with simplified themes that use the most important elements as beautiful accents to your room, not as a main feature.)
The colours that you choose for your master suite should be warm and inviting. Just remember that your colours should reflect your theme and you can always bring in accenting colours through fabrics, decorative pillows and bedding.
Lighting a room properly can completely change the way your furniture and skin tone look, the warmth of the room and the subtlety of accent colours.
Make sure your room has enough lighting to suit your needs – choose bedside table lamps if you like to read, or a standing lamp if you have a sitting area.
The main light fixture will be a focal point, so choose wisely and make sure it fits with the overall flow of the room.
Accent is where you tie it all together and complete your look; things like duvet covers rugs, lampshades will bring the whole theme together.