There are two types of people in this world; those who regularly imagine how they’d decorate their dream home after winning the lottery, and liars. Which one would you like to be today?
Still here? Then we’re guessing you went for the former option. And who can blame anyone for wanting a little escapism right now? We’re not alone; with lockdown hugely increasing the numbers of people seeking solace in video games, here at IDEAL we’ve turned to The Sims, and have been hiding out in the virtual world, furnishing our dream home with all the fixings. With that rigorous, scientific research completed, we’ve come to a few conclusions; here’s 5 items that should be in your dream luxury home.
A HOME BAR
The kitchen is without doubt the heart of the home, the place where the real magic happens, where meaningful conversation is cooked up and as such, it’s also a great place to host guests.
And what could be more luxurious than showing off your dream home to (admittedly green-with-envy) friends and family? Whether you’re all enjoying a home-cooked meal – hey, we’re dreaming here, and it’s foie gras and lobster on the menu – or just hanging out, drinking and chatting, a dream kitchen can be the perfect place to play host.
Now, imagine adding a bar to that kitchen, stocked with a wine fridge, pumps and spirits. You and your friends will no longer need to go out! And that wonderfully indulgent feeling of being in control of the invites will be all yours. Check out our article on how to create the IDEAL wine bar experience at home.
For the movie lovers and video game players (who, as we already mentioned, seem to be multiplying exponentially) nothing says dream home like a home cinema set up. Being able to dedicate a whole room to your hobby in all its high definition, surround sound, perfect, immersive best, is the definition of a dream. If you are wondering what it takes to create such a haven, then check out this guide to building a great home entertainment system. Of course, with money no object, you probably wouldn’t have to get your hands dirty!
Let’s take a step outside for a moment. Every great dream house has a dream garden to go with it. Otherwise, we’d be discussing dream flats, right? And in that dream garden, you’re going to want waterworks. Nope, not the trickling, punctured hose kind; we’re talking about pools, spas and fountains.
Your dream garden could contain a great number of items and be designed any number of ways, but nothing quite encapsulates the idea of luxury like a fountain; purely superfluous but installed for the cosmetic, aesthetic thrill of it. If you really want to take a flight of frivolous fancy, you can check out some great examples of dream house fountains at Soothing Company.
Just don’t actually dream of trickling water, or you might wet the bed.
A HOME GYM
For those of us who love our fitness, having a personal gym to get our home workouts in so conveniently would be fantastic. Taking health and fitness into your own hands is luxury living personified, and that person is going to be looking sculpted and toned, no doubt.
Back to reality and creating your own home gym needn’t require heaps of investment, equipment and effort. In fact, you can create a home gym using items you’ve got lying about the place already. Not quite the dream, sure, but a practical way to keep fit nonetheless.
A HOME LIBRARY
Finally, one for the lovers of more serene moments which don’t require ostentatious displays of wealth to feel meaningful. A home library is a classic dream house idea for excellent reasons; nothing could be more inspiring, more adept at getting the creative juices flowing, than being able to retreat to your own home library to peruse books, get your head down with some writing, or simply relax in the pages of a novel. There are so many different designs that your home library could have, from modern to medieval and beyond, but perhaps the most important element is, of course, the books. Choose them wisely!
THE BOTTOM LINE
Even with just five new ideas, you may have already formed a picture of your dream house’s interior. Though achieving the home of your dreams may be years away, it’s never too early to do a little picturing of the future. Let this serve as inspiration for your journey ahead!