Reasons to upgrade your residence

From a butler’s pantry to a walk-in wardrobe, here are three easy ways to upgrade your house — and why they’re a good idea

So you’ve secured your dream block of land and selected the brand new house design you’ll call home –– what’s next? Here are three easy ways to level up and enhance your home even more.

Bring in a Butler’s Pantry

Originally named for its former use, a butler’s pantry was a space for storing, counting and polishing precious china and silverware — a space that often had its own countertop and ‘mini kitchen’ feel, given it doubled as the butler’s sleeping quarters. These days, however, it’s more of a mini kitchen within a kitchen, and it’s a great idea if you love to entertain.

With a butler’s pantry, there’s no need to scramble to hide away your kitchen prep when you hear the doorbell: it’s a place to stay on top of the chopping, marinating and all those dirty dishes while the rest of the kitchen — where you’ll host your guests — stays clean. What’s more, it provides more storage space for bulky crockery and not-so-pretty appliances. And who doesn’t love the ring of being able to say, ‘I’m just in the butler’s pantry, dahling!’?

Add a Walk-in Wardrobe

Every fashion aficionado dreams of having a walk-in wardrobe. Even a small one can bring more joy to the simple act of getting dressed in the morning: every shirt, skirt, belt, and bangle can have its own place; you can also add a mirror, chair, laundry basket and makeup area, so you can check and change your look without having to move too far (which also prevents discarded pieces from accumulating elsewhere in your bedroom). Finally, giving your clothing more space allows it to breathe, which, in turn, prevents mildew and mould, helps eliminate odors and encourages ventilation.

Go Alfresco

Who doesn’t enjoy their morning cold brew in the sunshine, lunch accompanied by the sounds of crashing waves or chirping birds, and dinner with a sunset backdrop? Adding an outdoor area to your home — a place where you can breathe in the fresh air, enjoy a meal, or entertain friends — adds value to your property. Spending time outdoors has also been linked to better sleep, increased happiness and improved health, so whether you use it as a place to relax and escape the chaos of the home or it becomes a bustling hub of activity, having an alfresco living / sitting / dining area (however you choose to design and decorate it) is an upgrade with only positive effects.

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