We all love a little luxury, after all, we live in Cape Town. In The Mother City, our climate and lifestyle are luxurious compared to the rest of South Africa. However, a little extra indulgence never hurt anyone.

Home upgrades and renovations don’t have to be overly expensive to feel extravagant or luxurious. With some creative ideas, you can easily give your home a rich feel without breaking the bank. Here’s how you can do it.


The first thing one notices when entering your home is the floor. Distinctive or unique floors or patterns will quickly make your home seem high class. Wooden flooring is a popular choice but oh so expensive, or so you thought. Bates has sourced a suplier who can provide hardwood floors for a similar price to a good quality vinyl or laminate floor…….


You can create an elegant feel in your home with your ceiling without too much effort. The design options are endless: crown mouldings, panelled or wood ceilings, tray ceiling and textured ceilings.


Effortless storage and uncluttered spaces are the epitomai of luxury. Custom built storage cabinets, bookshelves, nooks or even desks can help you use the space in your home more effectively. Since you are Capetonian, why not include wine storage? Bates SA can help you to convert a closet in your living room or kitchen into a wine cabinet. Before you know it, you’ll be the envy of all your friends.


Nothing says luxury like the crackles of a fire burning in the background. Make your fireplace the focal point of your living room and create a unique, luxurious ambience. To add even more elegance choose marble for your mantle.

It is can be a simple task to give your home a luxury feel and the benefits are immeasurable. Of course, you can splurge on a more costly remodel too. It’s entirely up to you! Whichever way, the team at Bates SA is always ready to help with your renovations project. For the best builders in Cape Town, give us a call today!