– Brooke Balco, Communications Specialist, Coldwell Banker Central Region
A place where moms can check out from reality and check in to peace and quiet.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has the perfect gift idea- the gift of peace and quiet! Every woman, mother or not, should have a place in their home where they can take some time to themselves to unwind and do something they enjoy, whether that means reading a book, soaking in the bathtub, or planting flowers.
The first step to creating a “woman cave” in your home is to get inspired. Look through images of your dream home to get your creative juices flowing and see what is realistic for your personal space. Here are a few inspirational ideas to get started:
Create a cozy nook
To create a perfect place to cuddle up and read a book, knit or take a nap, the key is to look for a space in your home that is removed from noise and clutter. This can also be the perfect way to transform an awkward corner, windowsill or loft space into a comfortable area for a little relaxation. Some of the best spaces for a “nook” are next to a fireplace, near a large window filled with natural sun light, or even on your balcony.
This charming Lincoln Park single family home boasts a magnificent library with a wood burning fireplace flanked with built-in bookshelves. Flooded with light form the large bay window, this room is the ultimate retreat for quiet time! The vintage home also offers two offices, five bedrooms and four full bathrooms! It is listed by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s DelGreco Team for $1,385,000.
Get creative and transform an unused den, extra bedroom or office space by adding plush décor to design an intimate setting, like in this Gold Coast home. By adding a canopy and daybed in the room it creates the perfect ambiance for some “me time”. This dream home also includes a wood paneled library, chef’s kitchen, and roof top deck. It is currently for sale for $643,500, listed by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agent Terry Forrest.
Enjoy a spa day
Every woman dreams of a luxurious spa bathroom in their home, so why not make your dreams come true? There are several do-it-yourself projects that can make you feel like you are away at a spa, such as replacing bath fixtures and faucets, painting the walls, updating your bathtub with a whirlpool spa, and adding natural materials such as teak, bamboo and stone to your décor.
This extraordinary Lincoln Park home makes you feel like you’re at a country club. The master bathroom includes a spa marble bath with double vanity, glass surround steam shower, and a separate whirlpool tub. You also can’t miss the natural light shining through filling the room with sunshine. This 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom single family home is currently for sale for $2,095,000, listed by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agent Jennifer Ames.
The master spa bath in this fully renovated Bucktown home screams luxury! This enormous space includes a spa bathtub, sauna, storage space, double sinks and loads of natural light. The home also has four outdoor spaces, including a garage roof deck! It is currently listed by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Dorger McCarthy Group for $829,000.
Create an outdoor oasis
Need some fresh air? Enjoy yourself while making the most of your outdoor space by planting a serene and tranquil garden. To get started, here are a few tips: choose an area that gets at least six hours of sunlight per day, plant a variety of flowers for a colorful display, and do your research before breaking ground . Also, plan ways to enjoy your outdoor oasis by incorporating outdoor furniture or a pond to create a comfortable place to hang out and enjoy the beautiful flowers.
A look inside (and outside) this Lincoln Park home will surprise you when you discover the unbelievable two-story garden and green house. It is currently listed by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agent Chaz Walters for $1,079,000.