7 Modern Luxuries Your Home Needs

7 Modern Luxuries Your Home Needs

Are you wondering what you can do to upgrade your home? Whether you’re building a new home or looking to renovate to either sell or enjoy, there are a number of things you can do to enhance your living quarters. Let’s take a look at seven modern luxuries your home needs. 

1. Modern Technology

Let’s face it: The world is becoming more and more tech-savvy every day. There’s no surprise this is carrying into our homes, too. Consider what modern comforts you can achieve with the help of technology. 

For example, you might consider investing in thermostats that can be controlled through your smartphone or tablet or opting for Bluetooth access control to open doors or gates. There are also Bluetooth or Wi-Fi-controlled lights, window blinds or shades, and home security systems that can take your home to the next level. 

2. Green Features

Eco-friendly features are one of the top luxury home selling points for affluent millennials, according to Business Insider — and for good reason. It’s easy to make smart home choices that benefit the environment. 

There are several things you can do to create a greener living space. You can opt for solar panels and low-emittance windows. Although LED lights are a sustainable option, constructing or purchasing a home with lots of natural lighting can further reduce electricity use. 

3. A Modern Kitchen

Some say the kitchen is the heart of the home. Since many of us spend a lot of time in it, most of us want it to be as luxurious as possible. And unless your home is newly constructed, you’re probably in need of a kitchen remodel. You’ll want to consider replacing old flooring and upgrading your countertops for a more modern appearance. What choices should you be making?

When it comes to flooring, consider your specific kitchen and the look and feel you want. That being said, tile is still the most popular option since it’s easier to clean in the event of spills. Wooden floors are also trendy. As for colors, white or light tiles are trendy because of their ability to lighten the room. If you’re opting for wood floors, you’ll also want to choose lighter wood to achieve the same contemporary effect.

Although granite and marble countertops have long been the most common choices, quartz is becoming increasingly popular due to its durability. The general rule of thumb is to choose dark countertops and lighter cabinets or light countertops and darker cabinets for a nice contrast. 

The appliances you choose make all the difference. For a more contemporary look, Consumer Reports recommends selecting black stainless steel appliances from KitchenAid, Samsung or LG. Keep in mind this is another opportunity to make energy-efficient choices, too. 

4. A Relaxing Outdoor Living Space

Spending more time outdoors can help reduce stress. Plus, most of us enjoy entertaining outdoors.

There are many ways to maximize your backyard to create a relaxing outdoor living space. For example, you might consider covering your patio with a roof to shield outdoor furniture and add an outdoor kitchen. HGTV also recommends enclosing a gazebo or pergola or adding an awning, arch or trellis to your outdoor space. 

5. A Comfortable Workspace

Gone are the days of working from the kitchen table or the couch. The pandemic has shown us it’s more important than ever to have a comfortable workspace in your home. 

For a comfortable office that allows you to work more efficiently, Forbes advises choosing a quiet room with good natural lighting. Consider converting the sunroom, a spare bedroom or even the loft. If your space is limited, you might consider adding an addition to your home or getting creative by turning a walk-in closet or mudroom into your new office. 

6. A Movie Theater Room

Do you have a basement that you could easily finish? If so, you might consider ways to utilize that space. One of the most luxurious things you can do is turn it into a movie theater room. Find comfortable seating, a large TV screen, and figure out the best lighting. 

If the basement is large enough, you might also consider adding a bar and a pool table for the all-around perfect lounge. This room will be a great place for the kids — and even the adults — to hang out. 

These are just seven modern luxuries your home needs. No matter how large your home is, there are plenty of great ways to live in comfort and style. All of these extra amenities may also catch the attention of home buyers if you decide to sell. 

About Carson Derrow

My name is Carson Derrow I'm an entrepreneur, professional blogger, and marketer from Arkansas. I've been writing for startups and small businesses since 2012. I share the latest business news, tools, resources, and marketing tips to help startups and small businesses to grow their business.