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Five Fantastic Low-Budget Luxury Items
There are many low-budget luxury items available that can not only make your life a bit easier, but can also deliver some well-deserved pampering. Here are a few items to get you started. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn how affordable and luxurious these items are.
1. Massaging Shower Heads
For just over $150 you can get yourself an unlimited amount of shower-water massages. How? By simply purchasing a high-quality massaging showerhead. Some of the best plumbing fixture manufactures, such as Moen, produce various styles of massaging showerheads to fit your budget. For about $180, you can choose from showerheads that have four to six spray functions, optional handheld features, easy grip handles, and more. Find the one to best suit your needs and you’ll be on your way to a luxurious and relaxing shower experience.
2. Heated Towel Racks
Whether there’s a chill in your home during the winter, or one in the summer from the air conditioning, nothing beats walking out of the shower into a warm, soft towel. Heated towel racks can provide you with this luxurious feeling each and every day—for under $200. You can even install the rack on your own and then simply plug it into the wall to get started. Want to spend even less than $200? It’s possible. Do an Internet search for discontinued or older models and you’ll surely find some great discounted deals.
3. Concrete Bathroom Countertops and Sink
Get the look and feel of a luxury marble sink and countertop with custom poured and designed concrete countertops. For about the same price as granite, you can make your bathroom look super sharp and stylish. In fact, it costs about $65 to $135 per square foot for the standard 1.5-inch-thick concrete countertop. Concrete contractors will come out to your house and pour the countertop on the spot. A designer will help you create the exact finish and sink design. Be in control of your bathroom design with concrete—without spending thousands of dollars.
4. Warming Drawers
A little bit higher in the low-budget category of luxury items are warming drawers. These are truly an amazing convenience feature for any kitchen. For $700, you can have a warming drawer, which is designed to look like a drawer or cabinet, installed. Warming drawers warm up dishes or food, provide slow-cooking/roasting features, and keep your breads fresh and warm for that special dinner. Some warmers can even be used to warm small towels! Keep your food warm and prevent it from becoming dried out by installing a warming drawer. Keep in mind that the more features you want, the higher the cost of the drawer.
5. VacuSweep Units
For about $30 you can install a sweep system in your baseboard or the bottom of your cabinet for easy sweeping. You can forget the dustpan with this unit! Simply push a lever with your foot and sweep away the dirt. The catch, though, is that you need to have a central vacuum system in your home for this unit to work properly. Central vacuum units cost about $1,000, but the price will vary depending on the size and the vacuuming needs of your home.
Originally published on Networx