Adding a touch of luxury to your home needn’t mean breaking the bank. With the help of a few choice touches, you can noticeably improve the quality of life you enjoy at home. In some cases, it might actually be worth splashing out on something expensive; not only might the results provide direct benefits, but they’ll also bolster the price of your property.
There’s nothing quite like heading downstairs into the kitchen and having toasty warmth rise into your bare feet. Underfloor heating tends to be slightly more efficient, as it’ll heat the entire room evenly, and there’s no need to wait for the air to circulate. You’ll have the choice of a dry (electric) system or a wet one. The latter is the more expensive, but it tends to be cheaper to run. Ideally, you’ll want to install underfloor heating as part of a more extensive renovation.
Wine room/wine fridge/racks
If you’re storing large amounts of expensive wine, then it’s worth investing accordingly in storage facilities. A wine cooler will come with temperature and humidity controls, which are essential if you want to keep fine wines for long periods of time. Moreover, some of the wines you’ll be serving will benefit from more precise temperature-control than your fridge can offer.
Sports bar area
If you’ve got a spare basement or conservatory, then why not convert it into an indoor pub? You’ll be able to serve beers, watch the game, and vegetate on the sofa after a humiliating defeat. Install a dartboard, a pool table and a jukebox and you’ve got the complete experience.
A barbeque should be a fixture in every British garden. But you might take the idea a little bit further by installing cabinets, countertops, and a sink, for a full outdoor kitchen area. Complement it with a sit-down dining area, and you’ll be able to make the most of every summer. Running a gas line and plumbing to the area should be easy – but you’ll need to make sure that they’re easy to repair without taking up the patio.
Wet rooms are getting more popular, as homeowners seek to avoid bath-time in favour of an economical shower. But there’s still something to be said for a relaxing bathtub experience. So why not devote an entire space to the purpose with a home spa