There is nothing like coming home after a long day to the comfort of your own luxury abode. There are many ways to upgrade your home with luxurious additions that will make it feel truly special inside, even if you have lived in the same place for years. Luxury additions don’t necessarily mean an expensive kitchen renovation or installation of a hot tub! Add value to your home by adding features that meet your needs now and match the style of your home now too. Here are eight great options:
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1. Spa-Like Primary Bathroom
Updating your primary bathroom is one of the best luxury home additions because it’s something you use every single day. Add value to your home by installing marble countertops, a large shower with multiple heads and body sprays, and high-quality fixtures like faucets. Marble tiles make an elegant flooring choice for this space too (if you can afford it!). Make sure the room has plenty of natural light during the day to help keep it feeling bright all the time.
2. New Windows
Quality windows are another way to add real value to your home. Replacement windows not only give your house that modern look, but they pay off in energy savings as well! Your utility bills drop when you use windows that keep out the cold during winter and give you a cool breeze in the summer. Pay special attention to your home’s insulation, too; that is what keeps it at a comfortable temperature year-round (not just the windows).
3. Outdoor Living Spaces for Entertaining
One of the best ways to add value to your home is with an outdoor living space. Whether you choose a patio or deck, make sure there is plenty of room for entertaining purposes. This means having enough seating and dining areas for guests as well as plenty of space for them to move around. If you’re planning on hosting many events outside, ensure that there are spots where guests can put their drinks down! Lighting features like string lights strung along railings or across trees are a must for your outdoor living space.
4. Get a Pool!
Who doesn’t love a private pool to relax in? If you’re lucky enough to live near a body of water, you can enjoy the luxury of swimming all year round. Even if your home is nowhere near water, you can still install an above-ground pool for those hot summer months. In warmer climates, make sure your swimming pool area has plenty of shade from trees and umbrellas, as well as sunbathing spots along the perimeter where people can tan without baking in the sun all day!
5. Upgrade Your Appliances
Getting new appliances may not be what you consider to be a luxury addition, but they do add value to your home and increase its resale potential. While getting rid of old furnishings that don’t match the rest of your home decor, look at replacing older appliances. If you’re planning on staying in your current place for a few years before moving again, go ahead and splurge on the fancier models!
6. Building an Outdoor Fireplace
Build a fireplace to keep warm outside this winter and enjoy all the comforts of luxury living. This is a great way to add value to your home because it can be used year-round…there’s nothing like relaxing with a glass of wine beside the fire once summer rolls around. You may even want to consider getting rid of your indoor fireplace as well (if you have one) since there will be no need for it now that you have an outdoor version!
Aesthetic landscaping is another way to add value to your home. Re-landscaping your home’s exterior with plants, flowers, trees, and beautiful ground cover makes it more attractive to potential buyers down the road. Landscaping not only increases the curb appeal of your home but also decreases the risk of flooding during periods of heavy rain or snow melt.
8. Install a Hot Tub!
Nothing says luxury like relaxing in a hot tub after a long day at work! Even if you can’t install one indoors, you can build one to enjoy the outdoors. Don’t worry about the expense…adding this type of comfort to your home will pay off when you decide to sell it. You’ll find that there are plenty of buyers near and far who want homes with amenities like this included!
As you can see, adding luxury items to your home will increase its value and appeal. Make sure that these additions match the rest of your house’s style, so they don’t stand out too much (and lower their resale value). Luxury should be enjoyed by everyone, not just those who have an unlimited budget!!