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6 essential features for the perfect home

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Sometimes, we feel as though there is always that little something missing from our homes to make it feel perfect. But the problem is, no matter how hard we try, we can't quite put our finger on what it is. It may be something so obvious, but unless pointed out, you may not realise what. That's why we've created the following ideabook; to help you recognise some easy to miss features in a home that are absolutely essential in our eyes. Take a look…

1. A grand entrance

Most homeowners dedicate their time and attention to the interior of their home, oftentimes forgetting that the outside needs love and care too! Ortus Engineering has a wonderful range of secure and bespoke front doors to wow and welcome your guests from the get-go. After all, first impressions are important, so you want to make sure that the lead up to see the inside becomes even more anticipated.

2. A well organised kitchen

A well organised kitchen is one of the most important and essential features in a home. Not only in terms of resale value, but also because everyone knows it's a right pain when you begin to stress over where to put your growing collection of kitchenware. This beautiful example from Sustainable Kitchens displays a wonderful, classic style that has all our modern needs for storage catered for—there's even a place to store wine!

3. A scenic work area

Broadhinton Road:  Study/office by Will Eckersley
Will Eckersley

Broadhinton Road

Will Eckersley

Will Eckersley photographed this beautiful example of a light filled and scenic work area that is nothing short of conducive and inspirational. Designed by Wells Mackereth, it is perfect for the days that you're lacking creativity or motivation—all you need to do is look out the window for a few minutes to feel renewed and keen to get back on task. For those who freelance or work from home, it is important to have a separate space to complete work. Given that this is a professional choice that is becoming more and more favoured, it comes as no surprise that this is an essential feature to have in the home. 

4. An epic home theatre set up

007 Home Cinema:  Media room by Finite Solutions
Finite Solutions

007 Home Cinema

Finite Solutions

What a set up indeed! This incredible home theatre room is sure to impress. Whether it's a night in with friends for a movie marathon, or perhaps an evening in solitude with a big bucket of popcorn, media rooms are one of the hottest trends for the coming years. Of course, it wouldn't be complete without all the state of the art technology and modern trimmings, so be sure to ask for the help of a professional, like Finite Solutions, for all the right advice. 

5. Framed floor art

FC Residence I:  Study/office by deDraft Ltd
deDraft Ltd

FC Residence I

deDraft Ltd

Gone are the days when art needed to be framed and hung up on the walls—the floor is now your oyster, and you have the liberty to create different levels and hierarchy just by employing this simple design tip displayed by Dedraft. Of course, all the design aficionados out there would already have been aware of this fact, using the outwardly different style of decorating to maximum effect. Whether it's renaissance inspired art or geometric minimalism, it is a quick and renter-friendly way to add personality to your home. 

6. An incredible dining set

To finish, every home needs an incredible dining set to entertain ten or more guests. An expansive dining room table such as this example from Turett Collaborative Architects, is sure to be the envy of your friends and family as you set up one of the most memorable breakfast, lunch or dinner parties! The chairs, which look like a row of stoic soldiers all lined up, add a sense of repetition and symmetry to this already beautiful warehouse style space.

To see more useful home decorating and furnishing tips, check out the following ideabooks:

6 things every tiny flat needs

5 easy ways to transform your hallway

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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