5 Simple Home Luxuries That Won't Break the Bank

While most of us would love to live in luxury, the reality is that most upgrades around the home cost a pretty penny. Even the most simple upgrades can easily cost over $1,000, and most of the time plenty more.

However, there are many low-cost changes you can make around the home to make your day-to-day lives much more enjoyable! Below is a quick list of 5 home luxuries that you can afford right now!

1. Wine Cooler
A simple 12 bottle wine cooler that you can just drop in your living room or kitchen can add a touch of class to your lifestyle. If you have the space in your kitchen you can easily undermount in beneath a kitchen counter. If you were thinking about selling or renting your home, wine coolers can make the difference between your home and another competing one.

Wine coolers come in a variety of sizes, from $100 - $150 for a 12 bottle version to up to around $2,000 for 15" or 24" sizes.

2. Bathroom Upgrades

The bathroom is a good place to add some luxury to our lives as it's sort of our time to ourselves. A quick switch of your current showerhead to a "rain" shower head can make a huge difference. They usually are installed into the ceiling but you can also install a vertical sliding bar with a handheld showerhead attached to an extension arm.

Another luxury option that you might not be aware of is heated towel racks. They have cheap options starting from around $100 and can add a nice touch to the bathroom.

3. Electric Fireplaces

Even if you don't have a chimney in your home (or have an apartment or condo), you can still get that cozy feeling that a fireplace offers. The best part - they even give off heat!

The trend seems to heading towards electric fireplaces as the technology involved has gotten so good that most people can't tell the difference. There's no mess and they're safe with the kids too.

You can get shopping for an electric fireplace for as low as $300.

4. Sound System

A quick simple way to upgrade your TV viewing experience is to get a "home theatre in a box". If you've been watching your TV with the television providing the sound, you have been missing out on basically half the viewing experience.

A simple and affordable setup starts at around $299 and usually includes 4-5 satellite speakers and a subwoofer to provide the bass. Seeing as you probably spend a good few hours per week watching TV it makes sense to invest a little money into this.

5. Indoor Bar Area

There are 2 options as far as installing a bar in your home goes. One is a temporary "bar cart" solution, and the other is to carve out a nook in your home to install a couple of cabinets, some shelving for glassware, and a backsplash. This creates a social area you can hang around when you have guests over and it's even a great conversation starter.

Thanks very much for reading. As always, if you would like to discuss your current real estate situation, I would love to offer my expert knowledge of the Oakville and Burlington markets. I will also show you how my exceptional marketing plan will help you get more money for your home and also make it sell faster. You can reach me at 905 845 9180, or by email at jamie.vieira@century21.ca. 


Jamie Vieira Oakville Real Estate Agent

Jamie Vieira
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