A dressing room is a must-have feature for wealthy buyers willing to splash out on their next luxury home.
They can be fully customised and in some instances, may even cost more than an average kitchen. They may have central islands of their own, vaulted ceilings and walls of shelves and wardrobes.
They tend to sit next to the main bedroom, although guest rooms may also be lucky enough to have their own addition.
‘Having a room dedicated to the business of getting dressed has never been more desirable,’ says property buyer Sarah Broughton
Sarah Broughton, of buying agency Prime Purchase, said: ‘Having a room dedicated to the business of getting dressed has never been more desirable.
‘Buyers of large, luxury homes are often willing to forsake a guest bedroom – or two – for his and hers walk-in wardrobes.’
She added: ‘No expense is spared when it comes to design. The best dressing rooms are highly functional, fully customised and made from beautiful wood, which can be fully glazed or panelled. Plenty of shelves and drawers for storage are a must.
‘It is not unheard of for homeowners to spend as much on a beautifully crafted dressing room as they would on the kitchen, and we all know how much a decent kitchen can cost.’
And with London Fashion Week taking place last weekend, the event that sets the trends for wardrobe contents throughout the country – fashionistas will be even more keen for somewhere to keep and display their prized clothes.
Tom Parker, of property website Zoopla, said: ‘Luxurious walk-in wardrobes have long been a status symbol for owners of luxury properties, and a ‘must-have’ for any discerning fashionista.
‘Even if you’re not a Fashion Week attendee, investing in a walk-in wardrobe can add value to your home, give you additional floor space in your bedroom and keep your garments in great condition.’
We look at some homes with luxury dressing areas…
1. Seven-bed house, Farnham, Surrey, £3.5million
This seven-bedroom family home in Farnham’s Lower Bourne is being sold for £3.5million by ME estate agents
The dressing room in the Farnham property has a vaulted ceiling with dark storage units that contrast with a clear chandelier
This seven-bedroom family home has an impressive main bedroom suite that includes an en-suite and a separate dressing room.
The dressing room has a vaulted ceiling with dark storage units covering the walls that contrast with a clear chandelier hanging above a stand alone unit in the centre of the room.
The property in Farnham’s Lower Bourne is being sold for £3.5million by ME estate agents.
2. Six-bed house, Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex, £2,275,000
The six-bedroom property in Westcliff-On-Sea is on the market via estate agents Keller Williams with an asking price of £2,275,000
The Westcliff-On-Sea property has a more traditionally styled dressing room with wooden shelving and full-height mirrors
The bedroom suite of this luxury home is Essex occupies the entire second floor.
It includes a more traditionally styled dressing room with wooden shelving and full-height mirrors.
The property Westcliff-On-Sea is on the market via estate agents Keller Williams with an asking price of £2,275,000.
3. Six-bed house, Sevenoaks, Kent, £4.25million
This six-bedroom house in Sevenoaks is being sold via estate agents Alan de Maid with an asking price of £4.25million
Extra features in the dressing room of the Sevenoaks property include a central island, offering extra storage and a comfortable seating area while getting dressed
The dressing area of this property in Sevenoaks is an extension of the main bedroom – although it is large enough to be a separate bedroom itself.
The centre island provides additional storage and a comfortable seating area, while one section of the wall is dedicated to a floor to ceiling shoe rack.
The house is being sold by estate agents Alan de Maid, with an asking price of £4.25million.
4. Six-bed house, North London, £7.95million
The sale of the north London house is being handled by Glentree estate agents and is on the market for £7.95million
The chic dressing area of the North London home sits off the main bedroom and includes a dozen drawers in an ultra-modern design
It may be narrow, but the dressing room of this luxury home in North London packs a glamorous punch.
The modern chic areas sits off the main bedroom and includes dozens of drawers.
The sale of the house in north London’s Winnington Road, is being handled by Glentree estate agents and is on the market for £7.95million.