A little luxury goes a long way, especially when those little luxuries are at home. Your home is the place you spend the most time. It’s the place you feel the most comfortable, and it should be the place you feel the best. Your house might not be the biggest, the most upgraded, and it may not cost millions of dollars, but that certainly doesn’t mean it’s not worthy of some of the little luxuries that make being at home more enjoyable. If you’re worried about the budget, don’t worry. The good news is that it is easier than you think when it comes to affording home luxuries.
Add A Pool and Spa
A pool and a spa certainly feel like a luxury, don’t they? Resort-style swimming pools with hot tubs and waterfalls and outdoor kitchens seem like the kind of thing you find only in high-end homes owned by those who make big bucks at work, but it’s not necessarily the case. You can have a pool and a spa when you put your mind to financing a home pool. You can talk to your pool contractor, your bank, or another lender to find out just how easy and affordable it is to finance a swimming pool and spa. It’s a luxury that adds value to your home financially and aesthetically. You can also use it to exercise and build fun memories with your family and friends.
So your bathroom doesn’t have marble from floor to ceiling or a jetted tub you find in a spa. However, it can be a luxurious place you spend your time. You can focus on adding a lot of luxury for just a little money when you focus on the fixtures. A luxe shower head, for example, can make you feel as if you are in a high-end hotel room each time you’re in the shower. Upgraded faucets and knobs on your cabinets have the same effect. Another easy way to add some serious luxe to your bathroom is to place basic lighting with a fancier, but affordable, chandelier. It’s unexpected, and that’s precisely what makes it so amazing.
Smart Home Features
You might not have the budget for surround sound or an in-home speaker system in every room, but you do have a budget fit for some of the various tools that can make your home a smart home. Why not add a smart thermostat? You can control the temperature from your phone anywhere in the world. Why not add some smart outlets and a smart home system such as the Google Home or Amazon Echo? You can talk to your system, have it control the temperature, your lights, your music, and anything else you want. It’s more affordable adding small pieces over time than trying to go full smart home all at once. It will save you money in the long run when you will be able to make long-term small savings on gas and electric by having constant access to the controls.
Add A Bar
You don’t need a whole room with a bar dedicated to relaxing to make your home feel more luxurious. You can add a luxe bar in any room for very little online, in any home store, or even build your own and add it to your deck, your lanai, your dining room, or anywhere else you see fit. When you have a designated space to serve drinks, to sit and watch the game, or just to relax, you feel instantly better about your home. It’s a little upgrade that doesn’t take a lot of work or a big budget when you decide it’s the next step.
There are creative ways to add any little luxury to your home if you really want to do it on the cheap. You don’t need a big budget to do anything at home these days, and it’s even easier than ever to do things yourself when you spend some time online reading tutorials and watching videos. If you have some free time and a little know-how, you can turn your home into a luxury home without spending nearly what you might imagine it costs to go from basic to upgraded.