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Worthwhile Additions to Make Your Home Exceedingly Luxurious

Written by Posted On Thursday, 16 February 2017 18:52

Any house can become a luxurious retreat if the right updates are made. While many of these features used to be reserved for very elaborate, new houses now these updates are available at many different price points and can be installed into older, existing homes. Here are some suggestions of additions you can make to your home to give it a truly luxurious feel.



Radiant Heating

Radiant heat or heated floors are a very popular addition in new home construction. As the floors heat up, the heat slowly disperses throughout the room. Having warmth under on your feet also helps you feel warmer, so overall the assumption is that less heat will be used in heating the home. Plus, when heat originates from the floors it spends more time in the bottom half of the room where people are, wasting less heat on the top half.


Smart Home Features

Smart home features can vary widely in price and function, but they are slowly becoming a necessary feature of a true luxury home. Smart alarm systems that link with your smartphone are very popular, and there are even some DIY options. Keyless entry systems are also popular as a way to make your home more secure. Smart lighting and thermostats also add function without a high cost. These are great ways to automate your home's operations and make them more energy efficient. By programming your lights and thermostat you can eliminate energy use when homeowners aren't present. Automated shades can feel especially luxurious and can be programmed to open and close at key points in the day that help maintain temperature and light inside your home. All of these options are also likely to raise your home value as they can save money and improve security.


Upgrade your HVAC

Perhaps one of the most luxurious upgrades that can be made to a home is a high-efficiency air conditioner. There's no luxury like having your home constantly cooled or heated to just the right temperature for you. Upgrading your heating and air conditioning system can also make a big difference in the quality of life in your home. HVAC upgrades can purify air, add or remove humidity as needed, and ensure proper ventilation in your home. Properly maintained and functioning heat and air conditioning systems can increase the property value of your home, and guarantee your family is always comfortable. Companies like C B Lucas Heating & Air Conditioning can install, repair, and maintain HVAC systems to they run efficiently and effectively. If you haven’t had your HVAC system looked at in a while, it might be a good idea to get an expert in house.



Improving the quality of your home's HVAC, updating your home with smart features, or adding radiant heating are all great ways to add luxury and value to your home.

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