The pandemic has been rough on all parts of our lives. From disrupted work schedules to kids learning from home to almost all of our leisure time spent at home, there are many ways the pandemic has impacted our lives.
Given this impact, there’s no better time to find new luxury features to add to your home, making lockdown boredom a thing of the past.
Open Floor Planning
There’s nothing quite as visually pleasing and relaxing as a wide, open and welcoming space. If you’re considering a redesign this year for your living space, then you can’t go wrong with adding more open planning to your lounge or kitchen.
You could also consider expanding the entryway to show your home to its greatest advantage, and to give you a warm, welcoming view to come home to after a day at work.
Top of the Range Home Gym
If you don’t already have a home gym, then now is the perfect time to get one. Currently, gyms are set to stay closed, and there is uncertainty on how long they’ll be open once the current lockdown is finished. This means having a home gym is crucial to get the exercise you need.
You could consider investing in a brand new cross fit machine, treadmill, or bespoke weight lifting system. If you’re more technologically minded, then a smart mirror could make the perfect addition to a home gym. These mirrors offer guided exercise classes, which provide real-time feedback and tips.
If you’ve got plenty of acreage on your property, then you might consider installing a tennis court or other sports court so that you and your family can play matches together. This is an excellent way to get fit while getting outside.
A Garden Office
It can be tricky to get work done when you’ve got the kids home from school, and you and your partner are both working remotely. This is why a home office is an ideal solution. You can take this one step further by installing your own garden office – away from the bustle of the family home, where you can take calls, chair meetings and get work done in peace.
There are plenty of options available in luxury garden offices. Whether you’re after a temporary retreat or a place to do all your work in, you’ll find a garden office to suit your needs.
Have a look at these garden offices at Shedstore UK. Shedstore are industry leaders in providing outdoor cabins, sheds and garden offices, meaning no matter your budget or goals, you’ll find the right office with them.
If you’re fed up of lockdown boredom, then you could consider investing in a home cinema. This can be an excellent alternative for anyone missing the cinema, and perfect for all ages. All you need are some cinema-style reclining chairs, and a top-notch video and sound system.
You could even stock up a mini-bar for the grownups, and a concessions stand with popcorn, chocolate and sweets to delight the kids.
Luxury Shower Upgrade
There’s nothing better than getting home from a long day and hopping into a warm, inviting shower. If you’re feeling a little uninspired by your shower at the moment, you could consider a few different ways you could revamp the showering experience.
One of the best ways to give yourself the luxury shower experience is by installing a rain showerhead. This is one of the most soothing types of showerhead out there, as well as being highly effective at getting you fresh and clean.
You could also consider installing water jets to the sides of your shower, for an all-over massage-like showering experience. This type of shower is perfect to couple with a walk-in shower and is sure to be popular with the entire family.
A Well-Stocked Wine Cellar And Home Bar
One of the things many of us are missing, thanks to the pandemic, is the ability to go out to bars, pubs and restaurants. While we may not get to grace the doorstep of our favourite establishments for a while yet, that doesn’t mean we can’t recreate the experience from home.
Having a fully stocked wine cellar is a great way to add some of the dining out experience to your time spent in lockdown. You could consider getting out a new bottle to try at weekends, or you and your partner could surprise each other with a new bottle to try.
Likewise having a home bar can be a great way to recapture the fun of drinks out in town. You could stock up on all of your favourite cocktail making spirits, liqueurs and mixers and have a night in mixing cocktails with your partner.
An Indoor Swimming Pool
Another great way to exercise, or just unwind after a long day, is by installing your own swimming pool. You can then swim at any time you feel like it, from the comfort of your own home.
You could consider getting a heated pool for some extra added luxury or putting in a Jacuzzi for the ultimate relaxation after a long week.
A Games Room
Great for kids and adults alike, a games room provides a place where any member of the family can get away from it all and go and have fun. What you put in the games room depends on you and your family’s preference, but you could consider a mix of old school arcade games, table tennis, a pool table and video game consoles to name just a few.
You could also have a section devoted to games you can play as a family, making it a perfect way to bond and have fun together, even when you’re stuck at home.
Now could be the time to bring your home up to the latest technological standards. You can get anything from smart fridges and freezers to smart TVs, mirrors and anything in between.
You could consider setting up a home assistant with voice recognition, that you can use to play music, set reminders and search the internet. A smart doorbell is also an excellent choice for anyone looking to upgrade the tech in their home. This allows you to see who is at the door or gate in real-time and means you’ll never miss a delivery again.
Outdoor Seating Area
As the weather slowly starts to warm up again in the coming months, you could consider upgrading your outdoor seating and garden furniture. A new barbeque, patio and fire pit are perfect for helping you make the most of the summer months, all from the comfort of your own home. Some outdoor lighting is the ideal finishing touch, and whether you choose solar-powered lamps or soft fairy lights, you will find the perfect lighting to give your garden a beautiful, inviting glow.
If you don’t want to wait until summer to get outdoors and enjoy your garden, you could consider putting in some covered seating and some heaters so that you can enjoy the comfort of your garden even when the weather is chill. Plenty of pillows and blankets are the perfect accompaniment to a cosy winter night looking up at the stars.