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10 Luxury Home Features to Give Your House an Expensive Feel

12 January, 2020
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Did you know that 76% of Americans would rather upgrade the home they already have than sell their home and look for a new one? If you're a homeowner and love your house, but want to give it a facelift this year, you're not alone!

You may worry about the price tag that comes with upgrading your home, but luxury home features don't have to be expensive! We've compiled a list of ten luxury amenities that will add a touch of class to your home, ranging from inexpensive to larger renovation projects.

For some great ideas to give your home an expensive feel, just keep reading!

1. Dimmer Switches

Dimmer switches are a great addition to any room. They add a bit of luxury without the high price tag. Imagine creating a candlelight vibe in your dining room without the flame, or the perfect mood lighting in the bedroom with the touch of a button.

Most dimmers don't even require any special bulb or fixture! Replace your current light switches with dimmer switches and you're good to go.

2. Smart Home Features

Technology is becoming more prevalent in homes every year. You likely already own a smartphone, so why not turn it into a home assistant? With the use of apps and their corresponding products, you can make small modifications to your home that enable you to do everything from locking the doors to changing the temperature to dimming the lights, all from the palm of your hand.

3. Heated Floors

Imagine stepping out of a relaxing hot shower and instead of meeting that jolt from a cold floor, your feet touch a warm surface. Or waking up in the middle of the night and walking into the kitchen for a glass of water without dealing with a cold floor.

Heated floors are luxury for your feet but can also warm your entire body. They can even heat a whole room! If you live in a cold climate, heated floors are something you should consider.

4. A Warming Drawer

If you're a fan of entertaining or just have a big family, a warming drawer is an essential kitchen luxury. Warming drawers are a less expensive alternative to a second oven. They can be used to keep fresh food warm while you finish other dishes, or even to reheat something that's gone a bit cold.

5. A Bidet

Kitchens are commonly referred to as the heart of a home, but bathroom upgrades are just as important. If you're trying to create a hotel-like environment, you can add a bidet to the master bathroom.

You can add a separate fixture if you have space and the budget, but it's easier to buy an electric bidet that fits over an existing toilet seat. To make these even more appealing, many of them come with a heated seat option, making your bathroom time more enjoyable.

6. A Spa Bathroom

Once you have your bidet, it's time to focus on the rest of the bathroom. Keep in mind that bathroom remodels can get expensive, but a spa bathroom is perhaps the best way to give yourself some luxury.

If you don't want to add a giant walk-in shower or a jacuzzi bathtub, something as simple as a towel warmer and some dimmable lights can make your bathroom feel like a hotel spa.

7. A Home Gym

This one isn't for everyone, there's no need to add a home gym if you despise exercise. But if you're hoping to improve your health in the new year, bringing the exercise equipment to you is a great way to do so.

And a home gym doesn't have to be massive to be useful! With a few pieces of equipment and a set of free weights, you will have the ability to do any workout you wish. To take the high-end feel to the next level, consider adding one of these saunas for your post-workout relaxation.

8. A Library

Nothing says grandeur like an impressive library. Like a home gym, you may need to revamp a bedroom to add this amenity, but if you have a home office, consider turning it into a library as well.

Create a library straight out of a movie with a set of tall bookshelves lining the walls or built into them, a beautiful desk in the center of the room, and plenty of books to peruse.

9. A Movie Theater/Game Room

If you're more of a movie buff than a bookworm, a movie theater or game room could be the right choice for you. Think about any million dollar homes you've seen in person or online, odds are they had a theater of some kind.

And it makes sense! Plush seating, an enormous projector screen, maybe even a popcorn machine and snack bar, all scream opulence. With modern technology, you can hook up your favorite gaming system to the projector and turn your movie theater into the ultimate game room in a snap!

10. An Outdoor Kitchen

There's nothing better than hanging out in your backyard in the summer months. A bit of grass and a lawn chair or two is all you need, but if you want to take your outdoor space up a notch, installing an outdoor kitchen will make your home the place to be.

This one is perfect for those who love to entertain. You can host amazing cookouts and other outdoor parties with an outdoor kitchen. And if you already have a pool, an outdoor kitchen is an absolute must!

The 10 Best Luxury Home Features

Well, there you have it! With any of these luxury home features, your home will have the expensive feel you're looking for in no time.

Remember, a high-end appearance doesn't have to break the bank. With a few minor adjustments, such as dimmer switches or a bidet or two, you can make your home feel like a palace.

If you have a higher budget and a room to spare, however, you can transform that extra bedroom into a lavish library or home gym, depending on your interests.

Looking for more tips on improving your current home? Check out our blog!

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