6 Items That Should Be on Your Home Bucket List

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What's on your Home Bucket List?
What's on your Home Bucket List? (Houzz)

We all make bucket lists in our mind about the places we want to see and the things we want to do before we leave this world.  Now let’s consider the home bucket list.  This is not about the chores and repairs needed.  This is a list of those things that we dream about related to our home.  Here are 6 items that you may consider putting on your home bucket list.

A backyard swimming pool is an often wished-upon home feature
A backyard swimming pool is an often wished-upon home feature (homesandlifestyleimages.blogspot)

1.  Walk-in Closet

Nearly every woman – and probably quite a few men – dream of a large walk-in closet with room for everything.  The dream walk-in closet includes drawers for storing delicate sweaters and lingerie, ample cubbies for shoes, and an array of hanging space.  Add to that plush carpet and exotic stone or wood flooring.  Lighting is by an overhead chandelier dripping with crystals and augmented with accent lighting on the shelves and above hangers.  There is space for accessories, such as belts, scarves and jewelry.  There is room to try on outfits and plenty of mirrors for modeling.  There is a soft ottoman for sitting down and putting on shoes.

A gorgeous walk-in closet is a feature widely coveted
A gorgeous walk-in closet is a feature widely coveted (vineaholic)
Elegant walk-in closet
Elegant walk-in closet (interiorish)
Plenty of space for everything in this walk-in closet
Plenty of space for everything in this walk-in closet (fashaves)
A dream walk-in closet
A dream walk-in closet (indulgy)
A dramatic and beautiful walk-in closet
A dramatic and beautiful walk-in closet (interiorish)

2.  Spa Bath

Who wouldn’t want to have access to a spa 24 hours a day, 365 days a year?  A large soaking tub, therapeutic showerheads, heated floors and maybe even a sauna encompass the luxury spa bathroom.  At the end of a long day, immerse yourself in the relaxing waters of a spa bath or the soothing heat of a sauna.  A programmable showerhead will get the water warm for you in the mornings and you can step onto a smooth, marble floor heated from beneath.

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A finely appointed bathroom
A finely appointed bathroom (photo-elsoar)
A spa-like bathroom for optimum relaxation
A spa-like bathroom for optimum relaxation (goodfon-u)
A bathroom retreat
A bathroom retreat (interior-design)
A spa-inspired bathroom
A spa-inspired bathroom (messagenote)
A roomy shower in this beautiful modern bathroom
A roomy shower in this beautiful modern bathroom (Houzz)

3.  Home Theater

Movie night can be a whole new experience when you have your own home theater.  Comfortable lounging chairs, perhaps a bar for refreshments, and a large screen to view the latest in movies with friends and family round out the theater room.  To enhance the home theater further, install an LED-lighted ceiling and wire for amplified sound.  Hang a collection of movie posters on the walls and set up a popcorn maker.

Home theatre with LED-lit ceiling
Home theatre with LED-lit ceiling (century21-ca)
A welcoming home theater
A welcoming home theater (freshome)
A luxurious home theater
A luxurious home theater (chateau-tdg)
A home theater complete with bar
A home theater complete with bar (interiorbuzz)
A home theater large enough for plenty of friends
A home theater large enough for plenty of friends (prweb)

4.  Wine Cellar

If you consider yourself a connoisseur of wine and like entertaining, or if you just enjoy a glass of wine occasionally, installing a wine cellar may be a dream of yours.  A cool, dry place is the ideal spot to store wine and reap the benefits of having your wine collection close at hand.  A wine cellar complete with table and chairs and a bar for tasting parties is an added bonus.

The sommelier's dream
The sommelier’s dream (josephandcurtis)
Room enough in this wine cellar for dinner and tastings
Room enough in this wine cellar for dinner and tastings (homesavvyatoz)
Notice the curved brick ceiling in this beautiful wine cellar
Notice the curved brick ceiling in this beautiful wine cellar (apexwineracks)
A well-appointed wine cellar, ready for tastings
A well-appointed wine cellar, ready for tastings (blog.vigilantinc)
A spacious wine cellar
A spacious wine cellar (Houzz)

5.  Swimming Pool

A luxurious backyard swimming pool appeals to many homeowners.  If your home bucket list includes this feature, add waterfalls and lush landscaping for added enjoyment.  Imagine floating in your pool at night under the stars with perhaps a fire pit nearby.  Weekend pool parties share the spotlight with relaxing days sunbathing between laps.

A beautiful swimming pool accented with waterfalls
A beautiful swimming pool accented with waterfalls (thehometouches)
A beautiful swimming pool integrates right into the landscape
A beautiful swimming pool integrates right into the landscape (taylorlandscapeco)
A lovely backyard swimming pool
A lovely backyard swimming pool (homegardenlandscapeideas)
A lush landscape accents this swimming pool
A lush landscape accents this swimming pool (flickr)
Natural stone and plantings accent this outdoor swimming pool
Natural stone and plantings accent this outdoor swimming pool (plantnj)

6.  Outdoor Kitchen

If you love cooking outdoors or enjoy entertaining, an outdoor kitchen is no doubt on your home bucket list.  Go extravagant with a full outdoor kitchen for the most efficiency.  Add a pizza oven for even more outdoor cooking fun.  Plenty of counter space adds to an outdoor kitchen, giving you the area to spread out for meal preps.  A raised counter for bar seating lets you stay in the mix of things during gatherings.

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Outdoor kitchens are often desired features for the home
Outdoor kitchens are often desired features for the home (indesigns.com.au)
A wonderful place to entertain, complete with outdoor kitchen
A wonderful place to entertain, complete with outdoor kitchen (decorativelandscapesinc)
A raised counter with chairs keeps the cook in the mix
A raised counter with chairs keeps the cook in the mix (luxurypools)
An outdoor kitchen outfit
An outdoor kitchen outfit (latricedesigns)
A welcoming outdoor kitchen
A welcoming outdoor kitchen (HGTV)

What is on your home bucket list?  Let your imagination run wild and become inspired by these six home bucket list items.  If these are out of your reach, start small and build your way up the bucket!

 

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