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If you’ve had a little windfall or have found some extra cash from somewhere, then firstly, congratulations! Now what are you going to spend it on?
You could do a lot worse than investing in a few gadgets for your home that will give your digs the luxurious feel you’ve always wanted. When the time comes to sell your house, the added features will definitely have a very pleasing effect on the sale price! There are plenty of ways you can use gadgets to bring luxury to your house, and here are just a few ideas:
Keyless locking is the security of the future. Many luxury homes already have it fitted as standard but it is taking other houses a bit longer to catch up. Imagine how easy it would be to be able to press a button and gain entry to your house? You can have it rigged up to your smartphone or tablet so that entry is just a click away. It’s easy-peasy for you, but for anybody else trying to get into your home it’ll be nigh-on impossible. You will never feel so secure in your own home – it’s great for putting your mind at rest at night too.
An In-House Cinema
Home Theater in a California home – Photo Courtesy: Pascal Sijen
Imagine coming home after a tough day at the office, heading straight to your very own cinema, reclining on a really comfy chair and putting on your favourite film – heaven, right?! It’s totally possible – all you need to do is invest in a really big, high quality screen and some comfy furniture. Make sure the room is blacked out with roller blinds so that you get that authentic cinema feel. Stock the cupboards with popcorn and soda and you’re good to go! You could even hold film screening parties in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy the film!
Mini Bar – Photo Courtesy: Yunguyen
A little effort is all it takes to install a bar in your home! Just shell out for some gadgets such as an authentic beer pump or tap, a juicer and some optics and you’re good to go. Stock the cupboards with spirits, mixers and different types of glasses, and don’t forget to get an ice cooler. You’ll also need some simple bar snacks such as crisps, nuts and olives. Buy a couple of books on cocktail-making so you can really show off when your friends come over!
Choose carefully where to install it – you could put it outside (which is especially great if you have a pool too!) or if not, then the corner of your living room will work well too.
Spending money upgrading your home with new gadgets is a great idea – you will add value to your lifestyle, and also to your house over the years. If you have a little extra money to play with then why not put it back into the house, rather than wasting it on a holiday that will be forgotten soon after! After all, every day is a holiday when you live in a luxury home!
Jenny Wadlow, the author of this post, is a freelance blogger and she likes to blog about a variety of things that interest her. One of her recent articles was about luxury home builders. Her hobbies include playing tennis and watching movies. You can follow her on Twitter @JennyWadlow.