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Add value to your home through interior design | Top tips from Fox Interiors

Looking for ways to add value to your home? Improving your property through interior design can significantly enhance its value and appeal to potential home buyers.

We all know what a difference it makes being in a space that has been thoughtfully curated and designed, so it functions well and looks beautiful. But how interior design can add value to your home is a bespoke process, tailored specifically to the property.

An interior designer can provide an invaluable service by using their skill and expertise to guide you through the design process and take away the stress, especially if you are time poor.

In this blog, Sarah Fox of Fox Interiors shares some basic pointers that can make all the difference, including imagery and examples of her designs.

Neutral Colour Palette

Opting for neutral colours for walls and major furniture pieces like whites, greys, and beiges creates a versatile backdrop that appeals to a wide range of tastes.

In this entrance hall, Sarah demonstrates how using shades of white for the walls, ceiling and panelling keeps the entrance light and timeless.

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New Kitchen

Kitchens and bathrooms are key selling points for any property. Consider upgrading these areas with modern appliances, fixtures, and finishes. Focus on maximising storage space and functionality while maintaining a clean and contemporary aesthetic.

Upgrade the Bathroom

Again, new bathrooms add value and with wellness a number one priority for many, what better way to enhance relaxation than with a touch of luxury in the bathroom.

Here Sarah shares her design for a spa-like bathroom in a Chelsea family home.

Add value to your home through interior design

Storage Solutions

Ample storage is always a plus for potential homebuyers. Incorporate built-in storage solutions such as closets, cabinets, and shelving to help keep the space organised and clutter-free. Fitted joinery adds value to your property and is especially effective in bedrooms for a clutter-free interior.

This clever design for a girl’s bedroom incorporates a wall of joinery with a cosy reading nook to break up the wardrobes.

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Quality Materials and Finishes

Sarah highlights the importance of investing in high-quality materials and finishes for fixtures, countertops, flooring, and cabinetry. Materials such as hardwood floors, granite or quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances can elevate the perceived value of your property.

Fixtures and Fittings

In terms of fixtures and fittings, mid-century modern designs are currently the design style that can incorporate the most value into your home.

Here Sarah has added a Scandi mid-century feel to the kitchen in this Brook Green home.

Fixtures and Fittings

Maximise Natural Light

Natural light can make spaces feel larger, brighter, and more inviting. Sarah suggests installing larger windows, using sheer curtains, and strategically placing mirrors to reflect light throughout the space.

In this Kensington project, skylights were added, and a clever internal light well painted in the happiest of yellow hues to bring a ray of light from the hallway atrium into the living and dining area.

Maximise Natural Light

Open Floor Plan

If feasible, consider opening up interior spaces to create a more open and airier layout. This can involve removing non-load-bearing walls or partitions to improve flow and functionality.

The ground floor in this family home has been opened up into a kitchen, dining and living area for comfortable living and entertaining.

Open Floor Plan

Energy-Efficient Features

Integrate energy-efficient features such as LED lighting, smart thermostats, and energy-efficient appliances. Not only do these features appeal to environmentally conscious buyers, but they can also lead to long-term cost savings on utility bills.

Smart Home Technology

Incorporating smart home technology can add convenience and appeal to your property. Consider installing smart locks, security systems, thermostats, and lighting controls that can be controlled remotely via smartphone or voice commands.

Professional Staging

If you’re preparing your property for sale, consider hiring an interior designer or professional stager to help showcase its full potential. Dressing the property can help potential buyers visualise themselves living in the space and can lead to faster sales and higher offers.

Add value to your home through interior design

Sarah Fox’s approach to adding value through interior design is to focus on creating a cohesive, functional, and aesthetically pleasing environment that appeals to potential home buyers. It’s more than simply the style of the interior decor; it’s about creating an aspirational lifestyle.

Whether you live in a West London townhouse or an apartment, these tips to add value to your home can be tailored to your particular space and taste. By investing in key areas of your property and paying attention to detail, you can maximise its value and marketability.

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