11 of the Most Popular Home Upgrades

You’ve seen them on TV ─ those really cool features that sometimes sell a home just because it has it and the others don’t. I’m talking about home upgrades that aren’t exactly necessary but are just fun to have. They are a little luxury that sets your home apart and makes it a more enjoyable and beautiful place to live. Some even do raise the value of your home, which is all the more reason to indulge. They aren’t all necessarily expensive, either; these ideas for home upgrades can be as extravagant or simple as your budget and taste allows. Check them out…

AN OUTDOOR KITCHEN is the ultimate upgrade for anyone who likes to entertain outside. Whoever’s cooking can be right in the action and enjoy the sun without being stuck inside. This outdoor kitchen takes it to the next level with a swim-up bar, but there are much simpler and affordable versions of outdoor kitchens. It’s great for a weekend DIY project; all you need is a small bit of counter space, a grill and a sink and you’ve got your own outdoor kitchen.

The right OUTDOOR LIGHTING helps create an ambiance that goes beyond what a simple porch light can do. Uplighting on trees creates a fantastic effect, as does lighting in the pool, along sidewalks, and in flower gardens.

An AT-HOME MOVIE ROOM has become one of the most popular uses of a bonus room in the past decade. Everyone loves the idea of a room for the family to get away and have that movie theater experience without even leaving their home. Use a projector or big screen television, some comfy chairs (or big pillows on the floor!) and black-out curtains to set the mood. An at-home theater can be as lavish or simple as you please.

BUILT-IN CLOSET SYSTEM is the thing of many a girl’s dreams. Everything is sorted and on display in a beautiful and functional way. For an extra touch, add an ottoman so you have a comfy spot to put on your shoes.

TOWEL-WARMING DRAWER is the ultimate in luxury. Imagine stepping out of a shower and wrapping a soft, toasty towel around you. Towel-warming racks are equally as effective.

HIDDEN WALL-MOUNTED TV’S are super cool features that are always unexpected. They are great because they don’t take up any additional design space – it’s right in your mirror, unobstrusive and sleek.

SMART HOME SYSTEMS are the ultimate in convenience. This technology can control practically anything for your home through an electronic system (even your smart phone) from the lights, garage door, TV’s, sound systems, you name it.

COOLING DRAWERS are a handy product that can be placed anywhere in your home and have completely customizable settings based on what you want to use it for, whether it’s vegetables or ice cream or anything else you need to keep cool.

HEATED FLOORING particularly in the bathroom is a wonderful luxury for those cold days when you get out of a nice warm shower and don’t want to be shocked by the icy tile floor. This is an especially coveted feature in cold climates.

An OUTDOOR WATER FEATURE creates a relaxing atmosphere that will make your backyard feel like an oasis. They are beautiful to both look at and hear, because what is more serene than the sound of a waterfall? This stream is one of the more extreme options, but there are plenty of affordable fountains on the market that still help create that oasis you’ve been dreaming of.

Waking up to a BREAKFAST PATIO is a great way to start your day. Even just a small bistro table with a couple of chairs gives you a chance to start the day with a cup of coffee, enjoying the morning air.

If you are looking to upgrade your home with some special luxury features, definitely consider these cool upgrades. They will have everyone you know wanting to spend time at your house!

Warm regards,

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