How To Create The Perfect Parents’ Retreat
Whether you are considering extending up or out, you can create a tranquil, stylish and (most importantly) grown-up haven in your home.
Here’s an expert’s advice on how to go about the process of designing your perfect parents’ retreat.
1. Rediscover Your Personal Style
It never really was little plastic table and chairs in the lounge and lego on the floor, was it? Think back to those carefree pre-kid days and what comes to mind as your favourite pieces and features of your home then. Make sure to incorporate some of these things for nostalgia and as a nod to your old self. If the originals are outdated, give them a make-over to update them – or better yet, incorporate a modernised version that fits with today’s aesthetic.
2. Don’t Scrimp on Luxury
A Parents’ Retreat is meant to be just that – somewhere you can retreat to and feel relaxed and at home. Now is not the time to cut corners and compromise. Ensure you include the features that will make you happy. Use colours and decor that relax you. Choose furnishings that have a quality finish. It’s OK to bargain shop to find them – just make sure you are loving every piece that goes into your retreat. The only problem then will be coaxing you out!
One of our favourite parents’ retreats to create was through a second storey modular addition for this Mt Hawthorn home, which was completed in just 6 weeks!
3. Live the walk-in dream!
Whether it is a full dressing room or simply an efficient use of a small area, there are many clever designs available to maximise the use of space.
A beautiful and functional walk-in-robe can make all the difference to keeping your space organised and neat. It can save you time getting ready every day and save you arguments over closet-space!
Such is the power of the walk-in-robe it can turn an ordinary master bedroom into an extraordinary one and add further value to your home.
4. Don’t forget your outdoor space
Design-wise consider how to extend your space further by bringing the outdoors-in. Create a bridge with space and/or décor to connect the indoors with outdoors and your parent’s retreat will give the impression of being even bigger.
When building a second storey addition or home extension, it is important to remember how the outdoor space fits into your plans. You may want to have a separate entrance to your parents retreat or a private garden area. If building up, you will want to consider a private balcony area where you can enjoy a quiet break away from the kids.
5. Soak It Up!
Your ensuite is going to be an important part of your parents’ retreat. No matter how big or small, it is important to create a space that pleases you. Remember, this is your bathroom – with a strict ‘No Kids Allowed’ policy! Enjoy the clean lines and stylish accessories. Make it a place that you will enjoy bathing and pampering yourself in. You deserve it!
If you feel inspired by any of these ideas, or have your own thoughts on creating a dream parents’ retreat in your own home, contact us today to learn how we can help you craft your very own slice of heaven.