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Remodel to Recharge: 7 Ideas to Turn Your Home into a Retreat

If you’re wanting to remodel part of your home, we have some upscale ideas to help you create your own personal paradise. A remodeling or renovation project is a chance to add a bit of luxury to your home. And, some of these remodeling suggestions can even increase your home’s worth.

1. Sauna Remodel ($3,000 – $6,000)

A sauna can be the perfect place to relax and recharge. There are a host of benefits that come with regularly using a sauna. Specifically, studies have shown that saunas can help improve blood circulation and mental health. It’s nice to enjoy a sauna while visiting a relaxing retreat, but imagine coming home to one after a hard day. In minutes, you’ll be able to really let go, get centered, and then enjoy the rest of your evening. 

2. Soaking Tub or Whirlpool Tub Installation ($500 – $10,000)

In addition to the sauna mentioned above, a new tub can be a fantastic part of a bathroom remodel. There are many options with interesting features, styles, and finishes. So, you can really customize it and ensure it fits your bathroom’s overall look and feel. Consider installing a soaking tub, which can be freestanding or clawfoot. They often have a high back to rest comfortably as well as a headrest. Alternatively, Whirlpool tubs include water jets to massage tense muscles. There are standalone and drop-in units. For more inspiration, check out Architectural Digest’s bathroom design ideas.

3. Private Bar ($5,000 – $20,000)

Entertain in style by installing a private bar in your home. Whether you install pre-made bar furniture and tabletops or have them custom-made, this can become quite a unique space. Once you’ve stocked your bar with the essentials, you’ll be one step away from being your neighborhood’s favorite at-home bartender. 

4. Underfloor Heating Remodel ($1,687 – $6,032)

Never worry about shivering when you step onto cold tile at night again. Underfloor heating can be a life-saver during the colder winter months. This small feature can make a big difference in your home. Imagine walking on heated floors on an icy night with a cup of hot cocoa in your hand. Underfloor heating can be a lavish addition to your home. 

5. Outdoor Kitchen and Pizza Oven ($10,000-$100,000)

Want the perfect way to entertain guests? Install an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven. You’ll be able to spend more time outside with family and friends, getting the most out of your role as host and chef. And, who doesn’t love homemade pizza straight out of the oven? While this remodel project is costly, it’s sure to be appreciated for many years. 

6. Home Gym ($300 – $15,000)

Cut the commute time to the gym and work out within the comfort of your own home. Possibly the most affordable on our list, you can either build a whole new room or utilize space in your house to furnish a home gym. Having a gym at home can encourage you to exercise more consistently and it can even become a fun way to spend time with your partner.

7. Home Theater Remodel ($10,000 – $50,000)

A home theater will upgrade your movie game to unbelievable levels. And, you can customize your home theater to your liking. There are endless features to add to your home theater – perhaps a voice-activated setup, a private popcorn machine, and reclining chairs. You also have the choice between installing a large flat-screen TV or a projector.