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Luxurious Additions for a Small House

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Everyone dreams of a huge mansion as their house, with everything you could possibly need settled under one roof. However, not everyone can afford that kind of luxury. A lot of us are stuck with a small house, at least until we can afford a bigger one. Some of us won’t even think of getting a bigger house unless the members of the house suddenly grew in quantity (i.e. expecting kids or extended family are moving in). How will we ever satisfy our thirst for luxurious living?

It’s actually very possible to make your small home more luxurious. There are additions that might sound expensive, but in the long run it won’t cost too much. Take a look at these luxurious additions.

girl floating in poolSwimming Pool

Yes, a swimming pool is something that supposedly, only rich people can have. However, you can try hiring a luxury pool builder and design your own pool that won’t cost too much for maintenance. For example, infinity pools are very in right now, but it costs a lot to maintain its cleanliness and to build it. You can try a cheaper building pool that looks just as luxurious in your back yard that is built with thick, strong glass. It will look like an infinity pool built on ground, and you can take cool underwater pictures without needing an underwater camera.

 

Themed Garden

A small house doesn’t mean that you can’t have a beautiful outdoor view. You can alter your backyard, no matter the size, and turn it into a themed garden. Japanese gardens are very in right now, and you won’t even have to spend that much on landscaping as the Japanese gardens are very low maintenance. Find inspirations on landscaping books that are themed, such as Victorian gardens, European gardens, Japanese gardens, tropical gardens, etc. It will take some time and you’ll probably need to hire a gardener, but your small house will look fantastic with this hidden secret in your backyard.

 

pop corn in stripe packagesCinema Room

Forget turning one of the empty rooms in your house into an office, your office is in your office! And don’t bother turning your attic into a storage room, declutter every week and you won’t have the need for one. Turn one of those empty spaces into a cinema room instead. If you have kids, they’ll especially love this. All you have to do is get a projector and speakers, along with a comfortable sofa or even just bean bags. You can have movie nights once a week with the family, to see old movies or new movies, with bags of popcorn ready as snacks. Not only will it feel boujee for you to say “I have a cinema room in my house”, it will also be the room you’ll use to bond with the rest of your house members.

Building a New House with the Right Materials

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Keeping your home clean and elegant is sometimes not a simple task. It takes a lot of time and effort to maintain a house and therefore when building a home you may need to do a little research. You must also try to use materials that are strong and will require less maintenance.

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When you give a builder a project to construct your home, you will have to decide on the materials that are used for the foundation, walls, roofing, floor and every other part. Let us take a look at a few key areas.

The Walls

Depending on your preference you can have the walls of your home built with bricks, wood or other materials that are capable of protecting the home from the elements. Many homes would use wood or bring, and if the former is used, there will also be some form of insulation to help with maintaining the temperature.

The Roof

Not many homeowners give attention to this area, but it is one that you must not ignore. Based on the climate situation in your area through the year, you may want to either use tiles or asphalt shingles. Whichever you choose always make sure it will be able to handle constant weather conditions.

The Floor

The floor will have parts that are on the outside, but most will be on the inside. Some of the most durable flooring materials are concrete and stone. They are much stronger than wood or any other product and will not require much maintenance. Polished concrete and stone actually give the house an amazing and shiny look. The best part is that it does not need much cleaning apart from weekly mopping with soapy water. They are much easier to maintain than wooden floors or carpeting and therefore, in the long run, will be the more economical choice

aa09The Foundation

When building a house, the foundation must be constructed sturdily. It must be able to support the structure on top of it and also handle any natural phenomenon in the area. For example, if your city or state experiences storms or earthquakes, then the foundation must be built with that in mind.

Conclusion

Building your house the right way involves taking the right decisions. You can contact a contractor, and he will be able to advise you on the best materials to you for any area. For the floor, concrete can be a long lasting and beautiful solution.