Many people dream of living in a luxury home, but these days it can be hard to afford a regular home. This makes buying and living in a luxury home even harder to do. Luxury is often equated with convenience, extravagance, and more comfort, so it makes sense that many people dream of living in a home-like this. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to your current home to make it look more luxurious— for much less money than buying a luxurious home.
Enhance Your Entrance
Do you need to replace your front door? Whether you do or not, this can be a great way to give your home a new luxurious look and feel. With so many door designs, this is a great way to change up the look of the outside of your home— without having to move into a new home.
Finish Your Floors
Although a luxuriously soft carpet seems like something you’ll need to make your luxury home, bare hardwood floors are what screams luxury these days. If you already have hardwood floors and it looks a little worn out, all you have to do is refinish them. Hardwood floors are expensive and can be hard to maintain, but fortunately, you can install laminate or vinyl flooring that looks very similar to real hardwood.
Fix Your Fixtures
Sometimes the luxury is in the details and not necessarily the larger pieces of your home. With that being said, you can update the plumbing fixtures in your kitchen and bathroom(s) to give your home a more luxurious look and feel. You can even replace the entire sink/vanity area.
Your plumbing fixtures aren’t the only fixtures that can be updated— don’t forget about your lighting fixtures as well. Update the lighting throughout your entire home, and use daylight light bulbs to give all of your rooms a brighter look.
Localize a Lift
Lifts, more commonly known as elevators in the U.S., aren’t just for commercial buildings. In fact, residential elevators are much sleeker than commercial elevators, taking up less space and making them perfect for homes. Consider getting a sleek home elevator if you have a multi-story home to give it a touch of luxury.
Prepare for a Pool
It seems like one of the most luxurious things you can do is to have a pool installed in your backyard. Pools are synonymous with luxurious hotels and large homes, so having a pool in your backyard can make it feel like you’re living in luxury. Just make sure that having a pool is allowed (according to your homeowner’s association) and that it won’t lower your property value.
Remodel These Rooms
Speaking of adding value to your home, a total bathroom, kitchen, and/or basement/attic remodel not only increases your property value but remodeling these rooms gives the perfect opportunity to add some luxurious touches to your home. Switch to a walk-in shower for your bathroom, add an island to your kitchen, and finish your basement and/or attic to make it an entirely new room.
Seize the Space
Luxurious homes are often larger homes, but it’s not possible to make your home larger— unless you add on to it. A less expensive way to make your home appear bigger is to create open space. This can be done by strategically placing mirrors around your home, or simply opening your windows to let in more natural light. Another option is to make your home an open-concept home, if possible.
Wake Up Your Walls
Painting your walls a new color may not seem like a luxurious touch to add to your home, but painting an accent wall will take it up a notch. An accent wall is designed to be the focal point in a room. It can be painted a different color or have wallpaper whereas the other walls do not, and the largest furniture piece (i.e., a sofa or a bed).
Of course, your idea of luxury may look different from these luxurious home renovation/remodel suggestions. Still, these suggestions embody the idea of convenience, extravagance, and more comfort for many people. Some of these home improvements are more expensive than others, but all of these are much more affordable than buying a luxury home. Keep in mind that many of these upgrades (ones that require structural changes to your home) should be handled by professionals.