Many admire the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Indeed, money can’t buy people happiness. However, it is not wrong to enjoy the luxuries of life. Who wouldn’t want to have a life that is full of convenience and no hassles? Who would not enjoy doing what they want to do all day instead of going to a job they dislike to survive?
In 2018, a survey said that only 15% are very satisfied with their work and financial status. While almost half of 47% are somewhat satisfied, an outstanding 40% are somewhat dissatisfied and very dissatisfied combined. There is no helping the situation that people naturally experience envy or jealousy towards those who have more in life. The rich have wider horizons in life compared to the average man.
Social media plays a huge part in compounding the angst people feel against those they feel do not deserve their fortunes. While before, wealth is rarely flaunted to the public (except maybe for the Royal Families), social media allowed the spoiled children of the wealthy to parade and flourish their luxuries. It’s not rocket science to figure out that most of what’s displayed in social media are happy cutouts of what the best things are in life. The age of envy, however, is pushing everyone to the brink of depression because, in comparison, it may feel like their lives are incomplete compared to others.
Even the Holy Book has warned us not to be envious of other people, for the true riches of man do not reside in physical riches. While simplicity helps people manage their emotions, it is no bad thing to experience a little luxury in life. It is not a sin to enjoy little expensive things every once in a while.
What luxurious services could you do with your home, which are surprisingly easy on the budget?
Smart Home Transformation
Transforming your home as a smart home or an internet-integrated house is surprisingly cheap. People do not realize that a smart home is not hard-wired to the foundation of a house. All it takes is to buy in the majority of your appliances to be a smart appliance, and you are good to go.
Unlike most luxury houses where appliances are integrated into the house’s structure, ordinary people’s homes buy their appliances without their homes in mind. The Smart Home Transformation is easy to do; it just takes a little foresight. Considering the budget needed to integrate such a change into fancy homes, smart home transformations for smaller homes through appliances are easy and cheap to do.
When you think of the outside of luxury homes, the first thing that comes to mind is their gardens. Many of these houses sport incredible gardens that will put even great suburban homes to shame. Gardens are such a show of luxury that people with large acres of land have the opportunity to do. Gardening a plot of land for the sake of luxury and not even for agricultural reasons is a grand method and display of excesses in life.
However, for an average person, gardening a small piece of land should be expensive. Hiring landscaping professional services is surprisingly cheap for small plots of land. You can even hire them to finish the job within a few days.
One of the most coveted parts of most luxury houses is the outside kitchen. Most homes of the rich and famous all have outside kitchens and dining areas located within their residence. It serves as an alfresco dining area and a substitute for a bar as well. You can easily invite your friends over and entertain them for a small cookout or just a small drinking spree.
An outside kitchen is a luxury once thought to be outside the reach of a normal budget. However, multiple cookware companies offer small, affordable, and durable kitchen grills that incorporate multiple functions of a kitchen. There are even grills that have electric stoves with them. You have to hook up the machine to gas or electricity, depending on your preference. An outside kitchen does not have to be all out and fancy. You can afford something which will give you the same amount of fun and entertainment without breaking the bank.
Luxuries are great things to have to increase confidence in oneself and give one a sense of accomplishment. If anything, they are rewards for doing the best you can with what you have. They are not something you cannot simply afford. That’s why you strive for luxurious items. Give yourself a break. It’s okay to spend on them sometimes. There are many luxurious things you can still enjoy without handing over your entire life savings on them.