Little Luxuries To Give Your Home A Touch Of Class
We all need a little luxury in our homes.
For the most part, our homes are functional. They are the literal roof over our heads; the place where we live, experience life, and raise our children. So it’s wise that, most of the time, we focus on ensuring that our homes are functional as a first priority. When that’s been achieved, we may move onto looking for aesthetic pleasures and interior design– but luxury? Surely luxury is outside the budget of most average families?
Not necessarily. Little luxuries don’t have to be opulent; nor do they have to cost six months’ wages to install. However, they will give a touch of something very special to your home, a touch of the high life that you’ll never tire of.
So if you were going to make such an investment, which of these little luxuries do you think might tempt you?
A kitchen island
Your kitchen is a busy place; a room where you are forced to primarily focus on function. The wonderful thing about an island is that it is both functional and stylish; and it has a touch of luxury to it as well. Islands are perfect if you struggle for space on your kitchen counter, and can even be designed to incorporate appliances if you’re in need of extra cooking space. They also look fantastic; the epitome of a stylish, modern space– so really, islands are a win/win.
You have likely experienced the unpleasant feeling of finally persuading yourself out of bed in the morning, only to immediately have to walk on a freezing cold floor as you head for your morning shower. With underfloor heating, you can banish this unpleasant start to the day, as well as experience better heating throughout your home. Companies like Stelpro can work with you to find an underfloor heating system that works for you and help to keep your feet comfortable, no matter what season it is.
A rainfall shower
Rainfall showers are a mainstay of luxury hotels, but there’s no reason you can’t install one in your home– in fact, they are probably much cheaper than you think. Rainfall showers are nicer to use, and tend to provide a more consistent fall of water than your average shower head. You don’t even need to install a new shower system; you can simply attach a rainfall head to your existing shower and you’re good to go, ready to give your morning routine an extra touch of luxury.
A working fireplace
Working fireplaces have largely been phased out in recent years, but they tend to be missed when they’re gone. There’s nothing quite like sitting in front of a log fire, watching the embers dance, and basking in the ultimate cozy feeling. If you switch back to a log fire, you will likely save money on fuel — especially if you can source firewood for free — and will massively add to the ambiance of your living space.
A little luxury goes a long way, and can make your house feel wonderful without having to compromise on the function. If you’re looking for that extra something special in your home, hopefully the above has provided you with some inspiration.