Homeowners spend thousands on their homes to make sure they are in good condition and will keep their families safe and well. Of course, it’s important to keep them looking good so you can show them off when you entertain, too. Home is where we spend our downtime. We relax here, rejuvenate and rest. You might like to soak in the tub or enjoy a glass of wine with a delicious home-cooked meal. If you love your home then why not love being at home even more with these 15 little luxuries:
If you’re spending a night in and enjoying a good movie, then you want to be comfortable for the full two hours. Some of the best cinema complexes have roomy recliner chairs with cup holders. There is nothing stopping you enjoying that same luxury in your own home. A good quality leather recliner with a console in the middle could provide you with everything you need. You could have a very comfortable and luxurious night in. Look for the hallmarks of quality—buttoning and the ‘genuine leather’ seal are just a couple of them. Don’t forget, you can even choose electric powered recline for the ultimate relaxation. Add a massaging function, and you might never get up!
If you have a young family, you might have a good quality rug for the kids to sit and play. Why not invest in something even softer, plusher, and luxurious for you to stretch your toes across? Hardwood flooring is not only gorgeous and stylish, but it is practical for keeping your home hygienic. Dark wood stains are very popular right now. Add the right rug and some underfloor heating, and you’ll love the sensation on your toes.
A contemporary chandelier looks amazing and gives you the chance to use light to enhance your decor. These little luxuries can become the focal point of the whole room. Of course, you can also generate light sources in other ways. What about an open fireplace in winter? Or maybe you would prefer a LED version for safety and cleanliness?
Light also comes into your home naturally through the windows. How you dress your window will make an enormous difference to the quality of light you’ll get. Opt for some luxurious interior shutters, and you can direct that light as well as soften it. Of course, for true opulence, you might prefer double lined silk drapes. Choose deep, rich color tones and attractive patterns to make a statement in your living room.
No luxury living room would be complete without the latest high-end, high-tech, gizmos and gadgets. A huge panel TV will make every movie and gaming experience immersive. Add a built in, cable-free surround sound system and remote control lighting dimmer, and you’ll love having movie night at home every night.
A luxury bedroom contains a luxury bed. Choose the finest mattresses to support your body as you sleep. The bigger, the better. Of course, you’ll need a bed frame and headboard to support the mattress and to make your time in bed even more comfortable. You can choose luxury fabrics or sculptured woods to create the look you want. Don’t forget the bedding. Silk throws, high-grade cotton sheets, and a Plumeria Bay down comforter could be just what you need to make every night a perfect night for sleep.
Closets should be big, well-lit, organized and roomy. Walk-in closets are best as you can easily see everything you have to make your wardrobe choices for the day. If you don’t have the space, can you make the space? And if you can’t why not consider big closets next time you move house? Make sure you have plenty of wire drawers, rails, shelves, and organizers in here so you can enjoy dressing every day. Now all you need is a luxury wardrobe of fashion too!
Most of us dress in the bedroom. This means we are quite often naked in here! Bare feet deserve some luxury too, so make yours tingle with delight as they step across your flooring choices. Thick pile carpets and faux fur rugs are certainly not out of place in a luxury bedroom. You might prefer underfloor heating in here so you can warm your toes as you walk.
Cooking in your very own luxury kitchen can be a delight. All you really need is a range cooker! Seven or even nine burners provide you with everything you need to entertain a full guest list at home. You’ll have all that extra oven space for your cakes, roasts, and more. Some ranges can also help to heat your home. That extra warmth can be very comforting on a cold night.
Built-In Appliances + Boiling Water Tap
A complete kitchen is completely built in. In fact, everything within your kitchen can easily be hidden with a luxury minimalist style. Dishwashers, laundry services, ovens, and stoves can all be neatly hidden away to keep everything looking pristine at all times. You might want to add boiling and chilled water taps to your sinks, and a garbage disposal system to quickly and easily clear everything away. Those little luxuries can be very convenient.
Solid wood cupboards and granite worktops are a sure sign of a luxury kitchen fitting. Soft close cabinet doors, and hidden under counter lighting offer little luxury finishes. They can make all the difference in a family home. Large granite tile flooring will also pick up the light and give your kitchen a beautiful finish. Avoid the perspex splashbacks, and instead opt for some beautiful Italian tiles instead.
Bubbles From The Tub
Most of us use our bathrooms for relaxing and unwinding. They’re not just conveniences! A large, deep tub for two is perfect for a little bit of quality time together, or some indulgent ‘me’ time. Choose a Jacuzzi spa bath, complete with power jets, immersed lighting, and speaker system. This room can become your personal spa salon. When you refit your bathroom go for space and go for luxury. After all, your own home spa is better value for money than a single spa package at the salon! You don’t need an appointment, and you can go as many times a week as you like.
White is the best color for a bathroom. Think about adding those little details that bring out the best of the room. Calla lilies, glass pebbles, and relaxing jasmine and lavender scents are perfect for soaking. Put on your favorite tunes, dim the lights, and sink into those perfect Jacuzzi bubbles. Your bad day will soon be massaged away.
If you have some closet space you don’t need, or your bathroom is particularly large, why not install a sauna? The people of Finland believe they are enormously therapeutic. A sauna could do your muscles and skin a world of good. They don’t take up too much room (about the same as a shower cubicle), but they could be the perfect thing to end a stressful day. Which little luxuries do you enjoy in the bathroom?
Security in the home is essential so you and your family can feel as safe as possible when you are in the house. That doesn’t mean you have to opt for ugly, bulky locks and unsightly security systems. Entry door systems from the high-end of the market are very attractive and offer next-level security and automation. You can use them as a front door, a back door, a garage door, garden gate, driveway gate, and even for a panic room. Don’t settle for less than the best when it comes to your home security.
Beautiful doors can make quite the statement and are a big part of the curb appeal of your property. Solid wood looks amazing, but go for a steel-enforced door with a wood finish to ensure full protection. You can install keyless entry systems and even set up remote entry systems when you have guests ringing the doorbell. A little luxury can offer you much more security.
A CCTV system is another little luxury that can enhance your feeling of safety at home. You can install cameras anywhere in your home that you like. If you have a large house, this can even be a good way to chat to people in other rooms. With built in speaker sound systems, you can choose to pipe music into different rooms from a single source or override it with a call. Video screens in each room mean that everyone can check in as they need to. Most importantly, you’ll be able to see who is approaching your property from outside and make informed decisions about who to let in.
A little luxury can go a long way in your home. It can improve the aesthetic appeal or offer additional security. Luxuries provide extra convenience, or total indulgence and relaxation. Which little luxuries would you like to add to your home?
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