It’s ok to dream. For most of us, whenever we carry out home improvements, we have to keep a very eagle eye on the budget. Neglect it for just a second, and costs can quickly spiral out of control.
However, if you’re in the fortunate position of having a near-limitless budget or simply fancy theoretically building your dream home, we now live in a world full of stunning options for decor, furniture and home comforts that will turn any house into a veritable castle.
In this post, we’ve picked out eight house improvements in which the budget-free homeowner or dreamer can indulge.
1. Swimming pool
Travelling to and from the local swimming baths or gym every week to get your fix of water-based exercise is a real drag. So, instead, why not build your own swimming pool?
From outdoor heated pools with automatic covers to those of the indoor variety, adding a splash (literally) of elegance to your home with an on-site pool will keep you fit and your friends impressed in equal measure. According to homebuilding.co.uk an indoor pool in the UK will cost you between £60,000 and £150,000.
2. Tennis Court
Once you’ve swam a few lengths in your home’s pool, why not dry off with a few games of tennis – on your very own court?
If budget really isn’t an issue when it comes to home improvements, it’s unlikely you’ll be particularly fussed about the price of an annual tennis club membership, but, again, having your own court at your house does offer ultimate convenience (even if it’s a little luxurious).
We have found a price guide from one of UK companies here.
3. Console Table
Proving that tables needn’t be boring, luxury console tables are brilliant statements that effortlessly make any room more glamorous than it was before.
Choose something with a gold and black lacquer finish (complete with gradient, naturally), and you’ll wonder why you didn’t invest in such a surface long ago.
4. Double Garage
As an adventurous home owner who isn’t constrained by budget, the thought of a single garage is probably rather claustrophobic. The answer lies in a double garage, which will enable you to tuck away both family cars or act as a home for your rapidly expanding collection of classic arcade machines.Here is approximate pricing info from householdQuotes.co.uk
5. Designer Sofa
Most of us spend a great deal of time on our sofas, and whether you’re catching up on a set top box full of your favourite TV, making your way through a boxset marathon or simply having that all-important mid-afternoon snooze, a luxury sofa made from high quality wood and fabric will make it a special occasion, every time.
6. Loft conversion (gaming room)
What do most people do with lofts? They throw all their unwanted stuff up there, never to be seen again. Loft conversions aren’t cheap but what if budget is not an issue. Who wouldn’t want a dedicated gaming room.
What do you, the homeowner who doesn’t have to worry about a budget, do? You convert it into your very own games room, obviously.
We’ll assume your loft is big enough to house a pool table, couple of pinball machines and dart board, and after a simple bit of boarding-out, plastering and electrical work, it can become your own slice of heaven.
7. Luxury bathtub
After a long, hard day, there’s nothing quite like slipping into the serene, bubble-filled joy of a hot bath. Not just any old bath, either, for yours is destined to be of the luxury variety.
Imagine unwinding in a gold-cut, mirrored finish bathtub – boy, would you feel rejuvenated afterwards!
Favoured by the Romans, atriums deliver an open-roofed entrance hall or central court for the home and are spectacular methods by which to enter the building.
If budget really isn’t an issue, an Atrium could be the ideal addition to your not-so-humble abode.
If you can afford to splash out significantly on your home – go for it! However, if you’re more inclined to dream – do just that, because no one’s stopping you!