Living the Dream: Three Luxury Home Improvements You Can Actually Afford

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Almost everybody could describe their dream home at the drop of a hat.  It's the kind of fantasy that everybody has in common - that perfect place to return to at the end of a long, hard day at work.  Unfortunately, such places would usually be prohibitively expensive.  However, that doesn't mean you should give up on the whole thing.  It's perfectly possible to extract elements of your dream home and apply them to your current house - even elements that seem decadent or impossible.  Here are three such elements you could actually install in your home without breaking the bank.

Tennis Court

If you're a fan of tennis - or badminton - then chances are you've spent some time imagining what it would be like to have your own personal court to practice on.  As it turns out, however, this needn't be a pipe dream.  All you need is the space; having the actual court itself constructed is not prohibitively expensive, and nor is maintaining it.  You'll need a professional to create the level floor and use the correct products to set and mark the court to the correct specifications.  Beyond that, however, there isn't much to it.  You could be enjoying matches on your private court within a matter of weeks. For more information, contact companies like Premier Sports & Leisure.

Tree House

Of course, this one does require an existing, solid tree to build in - but if you do have a suitable tree, this is the kind of project that can be easily completed.  The limit is really your design and your imagination.  Knotted rope ladder hanging down?  Sure.  A slide that extends down from the branches?  Why not?  Just ensure you have professional contractors in to ensure that the construction is safe and solid.

Home Cinema

More and more people fantasise about the idea of a home movie theatre these days, and no wonder.  Cinema ticket prices are on the increase, and snacks can be extremely expensive.  For film fans, this can make installing a home cinema room much more cost-effective in the long run.  All you need is a smooth, white-painted wall or screen, and a good quality projector and some speakers.  The rest of the room can be decorated to taste.  Realistic cinema chairs would be a luxury option - but bean bags are just as comfortable, and for a fraction of the cost.

Whether you're imagining a lazy, warm afternoon batting a ball back and forth with your family or a darkened room with your favourite movie on the wall, it really may not be as far-off a dream as you think.  Contact a professional and see how much it would be to install.  You may be surprised with the answer.