Not all of us can afford indoor pools, lavish gardens, and kitchens the size of a commercial restaurant. However, there are plenty of ways you can add a bit of luxury to your home remodel without breaking the bank. What’s most important is to identify which parts of your home are your favorites and invest in them. For example, you don’t have to have a big expensive bathtub if you don’t even like taking baths, but if you die when you see those stunning gas stoves on TV, you might be where you want to invest more of your money. So here are some of our favorite ways our clients put a bit of luxury into their remodel without blowing out their budget.
Body Sprays in the Shower
For many of us, shower time is a sacred space where we get to relax, unwind, and enjoy the hot water loosening our muscles. While many people like baths, some of us prefer showers, and that doesn’t have to mean you don’t get luxury items! Adding body sprays to a shower design can bring your showering experience to the next level. There are lots of options to choose from, including massaging, steaming, sprays, and jets. Of course, they’ll add more to your shower budget because of the additional plumbing needed; however, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed when you take that first shower.
Do you keep slippers in your room, so you don’t have to step onto that cold bathroom floor in the morning? Nothing will wake you up faster than a shockingly cold bathroom floor. You can eliminate that with heated floors. This once rare luxury item has become more and more popular as the years go on. Due to advancements in technology, this luxury item is now more affordable, and we highly recommend checking it out. If you’ve already decided that body sprays are right for you and you combine them with a heated floor, you’ll feel like you’re at the spa every day!
You likely have a grill outside on a deck or patio, but what we’re talking about is a bit more luxurious. If you have someone in the family who loves grilling, smoking, or if you entertain a lot outdoors, you’ll probably want to consider an outdoor kitchen. You can, of course, go with a full-on kitchen equipped with running water, countertops, cabinets, and a stove, but you can also keep it simple. An outdoor kitchen could be a grill with a custom cabinet next to it for better prepping and cooking space. The beauty of an outdoor kitchen is its ability to adapt to whatever the user’s preferences are. This way, you can cook for friends and family without having to run in and out of the house. Everyone can move outside and enjoy the fresh air while you complete your masterpiece.
Choose Materials Wisely
To save some money, homeowners will sometimes select materials that aren’t as high quality. While this is a perfectly acceptable choice for some, we suggest looking at your selections if you’re looking to give your home a more luxurious feel. Items such as countertops, tile design, fixtures, and appliances can give your space a more luxurious feel when you choose the right one. We aren’t saying you have to pick the most expensive option for every option, but if you’re looking to elevate the look of your kitchen, a stunning countertop will likely do the trick. Or a higher-end appliance option will give you a more luxurious look and offer a more professional cooking experience. These choices are so personal each homeowner has to decide what’s most important to them and what items they will enjoy the most.
It’s In the Details
When all else seems too much, focus on the details. We noticed the finer points of our clothes or electronics, but often the details within our homes go unnoticed. Yet, it’s in these details that you’ll find the decadent luxury of high-end remodeling. It could be as simple as putting an outlet under the cabinet so your hairdryer can stay plugged in. Or it could be the dimming undercabinet lights that automatically turn on when you walk into the kitchen in the morning so you can make your coffee without being blinded. It’s these small things that you’ll love about your remodel, and a professional designer will be able to lead you in the right direction.
Sometimes just picking a few luxury items can make your home feel more custom to you and your unique style. All or one of these options will bring a bit of luxury to your home remodel; just be sure to consult a designer to guarantee that it flows well with the rest of your selections.
Brittany received her interior design degree in 2010 and recently earned her kitchen and bathroom certifications. She sees her job as much more than just picking out pretty colors and materials – it also involves exact measurements, plenty of planning, and determining how to have a space accurately reflect the lifestyle of its occupants.