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How a quality bedroom renovation can help you get a good night’s sleep

A bedroom renovation might figure relatively low on your list of priorities if you’re thinking about giving your home a makeover. After all, this is the one space in your house that’s rarely, if ever, opened up when friends or family visit.

So, with other areas of your home, such as the kitchen and bathroom, clamouring for your attention in the room renovation stakes, why bother too much about your bedroom?

The reason you should care about your bedroom is underpinned by the fact that it’s the room where on average people spend one-third of their lives – 8 hours a day.

Humans need sleep, just as much as food, water, and oxygen, and a well-designed bedroom revamp, creating a tranquil, ambient atmosphere, will go a long way towards helping you get a good night’s rest.

This is particularly important if you’re one of the unfortunate millions who have trouble sleeping worldwide. A SingHealth Study, published in August 2016, showed 44% and 26% of the Singaporean population lack sleep on weekdays and weekends respectively.

All the elements of a bedroom remodel – design, furniture, colour scheme, and architectural features – should be geared towards one central goal: creating a personal retreat that you look forward to every night and that enables you to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and recharged, ready to take on the day’s challenges.

An added bonus of a bedroom renovation carried out by professionals is that it’ll increase the value of your property, giving you a return on investment, should you later decide to sell your home, of up to 80%, according to real estate experts at the American Home & Garden Television channel.

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Focal points and ambient backdrops

The creation of a focal point is probably more important in the bedroom than in any other space in your home. It can emphasise the impression of a calm, restful place to lay down your head, while drawing attention away from any less attractive features.

An easy way to create a central point of interest in your bedroom renovation is to accentuate an existing, strong feature, such as a window (consider bold curtain prints) or open wall space (paint it a vibrant colour to make it stand out).

While your focal point should make a bold statement, the rest of the bedroom should be counterbalanced by design components that create a peaceful mood conducive to tranquillity and relaxation – and, ultimately, a good night’s sleep.

A key element in the realisation of this ambient atmosphere is how you use lighting in your bedroom. Installing lights with a dimmer will provide illumination when you need it and softer lighting to create a calmer mood. Or you could make a statement with your lighting and fashion a focal point by fitting a distinctive chandelier to the ceiling for dramatic effect.

Clutter, colour, and curtains – in bedroom renovation and remodelling in Singapore

Eliminating clutter from your bedroom will help to make you feel calm and comfortable. This can be achieved by installing built-in storage units or a new closet. For smaller bedrooms, there are plenty of beds with built-in storage to choose from.

When it comes to the colour scheme for your bedroom, you may opt for one that reflects your personality, and decide to paint your walls a soothing blue or energising yellow, for example. Instead of the conventional brilliant white ceiling, a warn cream or soft pastel may be more to your taste.

If you’re planning to sell your home any time soon, bear in mind that it’s widely accepted that neutral colours, such as cream, magenta, and beige, are most attractive to potential buyers.

Window dressings and type of flooring can have a big impact on the overall look of your bedroom renovation. If you’ve gone for neutral colours on the walls and ceiling, consider soft-blue carpeting and curtains or blinds. Once your bedroom remodel is complete, you can choose bed linen, such as duvets and pillowcases, that match your window dressings and floors.

Out with digital devices!

While there’s nothing wrong in setting up a reading area in the bedroom, possibly incorporating a window seat, the place where you sleep isn’t a natural location for a home office. Having office paraphernalia, particularly electronic equipment, as a constant presence in your bedroom is likely to make it difficult for you to wind down and relax.

In fact, it’s a good idea to banish electronics from the bedroom entirely. Devices such as laptops and mobile phones are a distracting influence in what should be a serene atmosphere. If you must have a TV in your bedroom, try to conceal it in a cabinet.

Thinking big in landed property

People living in the larger, landed private homes in Singapore have the luxury of being able to think big when considering bedroom renovation. You can add space to your master bedroom by taking out interior walls or even building another storey above your home.

If you’re considering extending your home upwards, it’s crucial to seek the advice of an experienced renovation contractor to ensure the foundations of your building are adequate to withstand the extra weight.

If you don’t want to go to the extent of a home extension, you could try incorporating a bathroom suite in your master bedroom, with large (preferably walk-in) closets, a separate shower and bath, a couple of sinks, and stylish lighting. This will enhance your lifestyle while increasing the value of your property.

And so to bed…

Whether you reside in a landed property or are among the over 90% of Singaporeans living in the smaller HDB and condominium apartments, a specialist home remodelling service will make the most of whatever bedroom space you have, to create the ideal, calming, and peaceful ambience to enable you to get a decent night’s sleep.

The importance of sound sleep as the basis for a healthy life is underlined by the USA National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, which stresses that getting sufficient slumber is vital to protect mental wellbeing, physical health, and quality of life.

Sleep deficiency, say these experts, can affect how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others. It also has been associated with risk-taking behaviour, depression, suicide and increasing the danger of obesity. The institute adds: “The way you feel when awake depends partly on what has happened while you were asleep.”

See our full house renovation section for more home remodelling advice.

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Why choose Kepha Design and Contracts

We take ownership of our actions by taking responsibility.

An experienced and reliable bedroom remodel company in Singapore, Kepha Design and Contracts can bring its expertise in interior design and room renovation into your bedroom to achieve a high-quality, cost-effective finish to the place you spend a third of your life.

Our skilled designers and craftspeople will also maximise your chances of getting the best return on investment if you’re thinking about putting your home – large or small – on the market.

Our client-focused business philosophy guarantees complete customer satisfaction.

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