What is home wrapping? Transform your home space for less!
For many of us in Dubai, we’ve come to accept that in spite of how great the rest of our homes may be, there are certain parts that fall short across the board in the desert – and that’s the interior finish. More often than not, this is everything from the dark wood finish on wardrobes, doors etc or the “interesting” speckled work tops in kitchens and bathrooms.
You’ve pinned your dream home on Pinterest and hey, look at that – it doesn’t include dark wood finished wardrobes, beige tiles or speckled work tops. It’s light wood, it’s marble, it’s granite…..right? There was a point in time where your dream would stay exactly that unless you were willing to part with a mortgage sized amount of cash. But, let’s just appreciate the fact we live in 2021 and more so for architectural wrap – the reason your feed is filled with painfully chic kitchens and living spaces.
Interior home wrapping has become the cost effective way to transform your space from pauper to Pinterest! That marble kitchen finished with brushed gold is within reach – and it’s only a few pieces of vinyl away from becoming a reality.
What is it?
Interior wrapping involves covering surfaces with a durable vinyl, offering a huge variety of finishes from stone to marble to hardwood. Virtually, anything can be wrapped – from ugly wardrobes and countertops to door frames and door knobs, it can all be transformed to match the interior aesthetic on that Pinterest Board.
How long does it take to do?
Depending on the size of the project, most of it can be done within a day, if not hours.
How long does it last?
Provided you use a quality supplier, your home wrapping should last years. The quality of materials and finish is usually important when it comes to durability and longevity. A bathroom that is not properly ventilated and is constantly subject to steam and condensation is unlikely to have the same shelf life as a door or wardrobe not withstanding such temperatures or moisture regularly.
Is it just home interiors?
Nope, you can wrap basically anything. It’s quite popular for cars to be wrapped and office spaces too. The sky’s the limit!
Do you have any recommendations for companies that offer this?
Though not from personal experience, two of the most talked about companies specialising in this are Creative Wrap and Totally Wrapped.
Can you do it yourself?
Though it is possible to do it yourself, we really wouldn’t recommend it. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. It takes skill and precision to do and without the correct tools, you are likely to wish you hadn’t bothered. If you simply must do it yourself, we suggest starting small, wrap something flat with angles and see how you get on.