When thinking of all the amazing ways we could improve our homes, we no doubt let our minds wander to those dream home improvements that not only make our lives more comfortable, but also easier and more fun to live.
Whether you’re looking to create a space to relax and sample some self-care on a regular basis, perhaps you’re trying to find ways to future proof your home and make living there that much simpler, or maybe you want to create some spaces for pure enjoyment, there are many ways that you can achieve your dream home goals.
From creating a cosy library room to installing a lift or wine cellar in your home, you don’t have to win the lottery to make these fancy upgrades a possibility, though you will need to have some available space in order to fit them in, of course. Below, we take a look at five lavish upgrades you can make to your home – how many of these would you want to have in your beautiful abode?
A real game-changer, installing a lift in your home not only means that you can have easy access to your home, especially if you live on multiple levels, but it means that you won’t have to give up your gorgeous home as you age and perhaps get less mobile.
A great addition to have in your property for moving yourself, items and potentially furniture between floors, you may wonder how much do home lifts cost? And the answer is, it varies depending on which type you opt for. The four main varieties of domestic lift consist of traction, hydraulic, vacuum and non-hydraulic and range from £15,000 to £33,000, so it’s worth doing your research to find the right fit for your home.
There’s little more relaxing than heading to the spa after a long and, potentially, stressful week and easing your tension in the hot tub, pool, steam room, sauna and the like, and while there’s a great focus on our personal wellness journeys at the moment, it makes perfect sense to make the most of it by creating your very own spa at home with all of your favourite elements.
With your own home spa, you can go as little or big as you like – a pool, hot tub, sauna room, outdoor shower and steam room will all sit outside, of course, but don’t forget to save some space inside for a treatment room so that you can call in your favourite massage therapist for a relaxing treatment whenever you need it.
Bookworms will delight at the prospect of having their very own space to hide away and while away the hours with a good book, no interruptions allowed! You won’t need a lot of space to create your dream library, but the more space you have, the better. Perhaps you could convert your loft space into your dedicated reading room and deck it out with low, comfy chairs, or repurpose that spare room and install floor to ceiling bookshelves with a ladder and, of course, the comfiest armchair or loveseat you can find to cosy up on with your book.
Spiral wine cellar
If you haven’t seen these innovative wine storage solutions, then you’re about to be impressed, because if any upgrade is going to deliver the wow factor in your home, a spiral cellar is it. Set into your floor, the solid concrete construction provides the most space saving way of storing your wines, and with built-in natural ventilation and humidity and temperature control too you can be sure that this impressive feature is not only super stylish, but practical too.
Storing between 1,000 and 1,900 bottles and with a range of doors to choose from and under-stair lighting, this is a must for oenophiles. Expect to pay between £24,550 and £87,000+ for this attention-grabbing upgrade from Spiral Cellars.
Avoid the queues and hefty prices and instead install your own bar in your home – the perfect place to hang out with friends and enjoy a cocktail, pint or anything you fancy for that matter, all from the comfort of your abode.
Whether you wish to channel your favourite London hotel classic cocktail lounge, a cosy country pub with a crackling fire or perhaps something far more contemporary and chicer, there are plenty of ways to ensure you get exactly what you want with your home bar. A typical set up involves a bar with shelving behind full of a range of spirits – mirrors and lighting here will enhance it – with music, stools or comfortable cocktail chairs and bar snacks, of course.