Monday, November 23, 2020

Jaw-Dropping Home Features To Make The Neighbors Jealous

Everyone would like to live in a stunning, beautiful home. But which features are most likely to make the neighbors jealous? Take a look at the following: 

Wine Cellars

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How many people have genuine wine cellars? The answer is very few, indeed. And there’s a good reason for that: only two types of houses have cellars - either old, traditional properties dating back over a hundred years. Or ultra-luxury modern builds designed around the sensibilities of the ultra-rich. 

In other words: it’s supremely rare compared to most home features.

The good news, though, is that you can get wine cellars for less than you think. Today, there are a bunch of companies that will literally bore a cylindrical hole in your floor, insert a spiral staircase, and then build wine storage into the walls for just a few thousand dollars. 

Private Movie Theatres

If you have a projector in your house, you’ll know how much fun it can be when it finally rolls around to movie night. But some people take this concept to the next level by literally recreating cinemas in their home. 

If possible, try to include traditional cinema seating, crown molding, and plenty of rich, sensuous colors to put you in the mood. 

Spiral Staircases

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When it comes to desirable home features, spiral staircases are right up there. Nothing smacks of opulence more than a ribbon of steel and cantilever steps poking out of your wall. 

Companies like Designed Stairs are seeing a boom in business as people seek options that break the mold. Regular stairs are acceptable, but more often than not, they are a missed opportunity. People want ways to get to the second floor that make them feel proud to live in their homes. 

Air-Conditioned Car Garages

Do you have a lot of expensive motor vehicles you’d like to keep in temperature-controlled conditions? If so, then you’ll love air-conditioned car garages. 

In the past, these used to be the preserve of celebrities like Jay Leno and Al Pacino. But in recent years, the price of systems has come down to the point where the average family can actually afford one of these setups. 

Luxury Spa

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Imagine being able to roll out of bed and immediately enjoy a luxury spa. Well, that’s the reality for a lot of people who put their minds to it. 

Most millionaires and billionaires have spa-like facilities in their homes. But, amazingly, many of these setups are affordable. Converting your existing bathroom into one that features a spa is probably only about 25 percent more expensive than a standard renovation. 

Secret Sliding Passage

Lastly, having a secret sliding passage is a low-cost intervention that will make all the neighbors jealous. 

Usually, these types of things are easy to install. Usually, you start with an existing door and then attach a bookcase or some other front to hide the entrance. Then you have a special button or mechanism you press to release the door, allowing it to open. It doesn't have to be complicated.