Luxury home features are something that’s desired by many people, as many homes are built with standard features. Here are seven luxury home upgrades to consider adding to your home.
#1: Chandelier or Pendant Lights
Chandeliers are classic light pieces that give a look of class, elegance, and luxury to any building they’re in. However, you don’t want to go overboard by putting a chandelier in every room of your home. Instead, stick to the interior entryway or living room. Other types of lighting that can make your home feel luxurious include:
- Pendant lamps
- Recessed lights
- Track lighting
You can also include features such as a dimmer switch to change the look and tone of the lighting.
#2: Electric Fireplace
Not all homes have fireplaces, and building one into your home may not always be affordable— or possible. Instead, consider getting an electric fireplace. They are much easier to install than traditional fireplaces (which also require a chimney), yet they still give off the same amount of warmth. There are many types of electric fireplaces to choose from, so you shouldn’t have any problem finding one that fits your home’s style.
#3: Hardwood Floors
Most homes today are moving away from carpeted flooring and choosing a harder material. Hardwood floors are the most common hard material, and they’re often associated with luxury. However, real hardwood can be difficult to maintain— but other types of hard flooring can resemble hardwood. These include:
Hard-surfaced floors are also easier to clean than carpet, so at least consider one of these types of flooring for high-traffic and messy areas, such as the entryway, living room, kitchen, and bathrooms. Carpets are better suited for bedrooms or other areas of the home that won’t get a lot of foot traffic.
#4: Indoor Gym
With more people wanting to get into shape, home gyms— or something similar to them— or becoming more popular. One of the easiest ways to add a gym to your home is to convert your basement or attic into one (although a basement may be a better option). Finishing one of these rooms allows you to use it specifically for that purpose. So you’ll be able to choose the right flooring and even line one of the walls entirely with mirrors.
#5: Outdoor Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of a home and the most important room when it comes to real estate. So one of the best ways to add luxury to your home is to create an outdoor kitchen. All you need is a patio or pavilion where you can include an outdoor oven, a sink, and even a small refrigerator.
Adding an outdoor kitchen is much easier than trying to add a second kitchen to your home, in most cases. It’s also a better option when it comes to boosting your property’s value. Adding on another kitchen, along with adding an in-ground swimming pool aren’t always upgrades that increase property value.
#6: Stone Walls
Stone or brick accent walls or kitchen backsplashes can give a touch of luxury to your home. This is especially true if you’re going for the Industrial decor style, as natural elements such as these are core to the style. You can also try other materials, such as tile. Tile showers are actually coming back in style, especially when the tile gives a sleek look to the shower.
#7: Walk-In Shower
Speaking of showers, walk-in showers are the epitome of luxury— especially when combined with a rainfall showerhead. They’re also safer to use than traditional showers, as they don’t pose a tripping hazard to the elderly or those with mobility issues. Almost every bathroom size can be renovated to include a walk-in shower.
Again, it’s important to keep in mind that not all homes will be able to be renovated or remodeled to include all of these luxury features. Not every home has a basement that can be converted into a gym or has enough backyard space for an outdoor kitchen. Another option you have is to build a custom home that can include one or more of the features listed above. This is the perfect idea if you’re looking to invest in a vacation home— and you also don’t have to worry about features that may or may not increase property value.
If your home can accommodate luxury home upgrades, then consider it because it’s a good investment. On the other hand, building a vacation home is also a good investment, and you can include all of the luxury features you want without having to worry about renovations.