Our Tips For Palm Beach Home Renovations

Palm Beach Home renovations

Do you want 2022 to finally be your year? If so, we are going to let you in on a little secret. Do you know the saying, ‘good things come to those who wait’? Well, forget about it. Good things come to those who know what they want and are willing to work for it! That’s why this year we have made it our mission to help Palm Beach homeowners achieve their renovation goals. How? By helping you plan, design, and create your dream home.

If you live on the Gold Coast then you already know how gorgeous the South-East coast line is. Anywhere between Burleigh Heads and Rainbow Bay is an absolute piece of costal paradise. Looking back 50 years, Palm Beach mainly consisted of cosey beach shacks, a few general stores and the odd Motel. However, now there are high rises, luxury beach front houses and apartments, and an abundance of shops. It’s safe to say that things have changed a lot, especially the price of property. As the housing market shows, living in paradise is not cheap! If you recently bought a house in this area, you would have either paid upwards of $1.5 million or you bought something we like to call ‘A Fixer Upper’. If you fall under the latter option, then your head is probably buzzing with plans to renovate. But before you get ahead of yourself and start knocking walls out, you first have to sit down and plan. To help you with this first step, we have put together three tips on creating that luxury costal living feeling with your home renovations in Palm Beach.

Invest in your property

When it comes to renovating your home, one thing is for certain. Quality is key. No matter what you do, you want to make sure your investment is worthwhile. Spending a few extra dollars now can be the difference between a renovation lasting for 3 years to it lasting 10 years. It’s important that you invest in quality and durable materials and make sure your builders are confident in what they are doing.

The line between timeless and tasteless

When you invest in renovating or remodelling your home it is important to pick a style that you will love as much in 10 years’ time as you do now.  Yes, a splash of colour can bring an area to life, but if you go over the top, it can get old quick. In saying this, going for an all-white look can also be boring and bland. So how to you add contrast without risk of creating a look you will get sick of after only a few months’ time? As a rule of thumb, it is usually always a safe bet to create a style that connects to nature. What does this mean? What we are talking about is incorporating natural elements like timber finishes, feature walls inspired by the blue of the ocean or green of the rainforest, or bench tops with a stone look.

The illusion of space

When you think of luxury living, you usually think of a house with big, open, grand like rooms. However, the reality which most of us face is that our floor plan won’t allow for a 15m by 15m living room. So, what do you do? Well one option is building an extension or sacrificing the spare room to make more space. But sometimes neither of these are an option. You may need the spare room for the kids or be living in an apartment where building an extension is just not an option. When your only option is making do with the space you have then don’t be discouraged, there are a number of tricks which will make a small area feel spacious. One of the best ways to achieve this is by keeping it light. Allow as much natural light to entre the room as possible. You could add a new window, extend an existing window, or install sky lights. When we say keep it light, we are also talking about the colours you choose to style the room with. Yes, an all-black interior can look clean and modern if you already have a big floor plan. But, if you are working with a small space, dark colours can quickly make it feel claustrophobic. Another great way to make your home feel more spacious is by removing any unnecessary walls. For example, instead of having a wall that separates your living room from your kitchen and dining room, you can create an open floor plan to make all 3 of these rooms form one big open space.

We hope these tips help guide your Home renovations Palm Beach. If you live in Palm Beach and you need help with a renovation project, then be sure to contact the builders at Purcell Homes on 0430 370 089 or send an email to [email protected]. Otherwise, be sure to visit our website for more information on our services.

Stephen Purcell

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