Getting the foundations and structure right when building a house are the vital steps to creating a structure that will last and be loved, but if you want to make your house a home it’s also important to pay attention to the finishing touches that make it stand out from the crowd. Whether you’re building a house for yourself or a client, these additions can create a luxurious and welcoming feel, at the same time as adding value to the property.
Heat Saving Windows That Are Great For The Environment
Windows are an essential part of the house for more than one reason and installing high-quality double glazed windows can actually save money within a relatively short space of time. That’s because single glazed or poorly fitting windows can allow heat to escape from the home, meaning that the homeowner will have to use more heating, resulting in larger fuel bills. Double glazing can reduce heat loss by half, making a home feel much warmer from top to bottom, and by reducing energy usage, they’re also a greener window option. Superior quality windows can also make a huge difference in noise reduction, which can be especially important for buildings that are near busy roads or other noisy environments.
Carpets are making a comeback and choosing the right carpet for your new build home can help to turn it from a good building into something truly special. Wooden or stone flooring can be very cold in the British climate and there’s nothing as welcoming as taking your shoes off and feeling the warmth of a high-quality carpet beneath your feet. With so many carpets to choose from, there’s a colour and style to suit all taste. Wool is the most luxurious and warm carpeting material, but if you want a carpet for a high usage area, nylon is particularly durable. To get a great carpet at a great value price, take a look at an online carpet superstore, and don’t just purchase the first that you see.
A truly special home isn’t just four walls and what’s within them; it encapsulates the area around it as well, so pay equal attention to a building’s garden and landscaping. Features such as cobbled paving and stone seating provide a welcoming entranceway to the home itself, and fountains, waterfalls, and ponds can be very relaxing additions to a garden, as well as helping to attract fascinating wildlife such as frogs and newts. Adding features to a landscape doesn’t have to be expensive, but they can make a huge difference to the home, creating an environment that’s healthy, a pleasure to live in and that draws compliments from visitors.
Choosing the right carpets and interior furnishings, having beautiful and energy saving windows, and creating an exciting landscape around the building, can quickly transform any home. Whether you’re building a house for yourself or clients, paying extra attention to these areas can make all the difference, bringing benefits that can be felt for years and decades to come.