Home improvements for most of us mean a quick trip to B&Q to buy a new kitchen sink or, if we’re feeling rich, installing a new conservatory.
But for the super-rich, home improvements mean installing a mood room, an atrium and even a multi-story car park. (What’s a mood room? We’re not so sure either. All we know is Jeremy Clarkson had one for brainstorming ideas for Top Gear)
According to a study by stone merchants Britannicus Stone, these improvements add up to 50% to the selling price of the house.
Orlando Boyne, director, Britannicus Stone, said: “The last few years have seen a rush for ever increasing knobs and whistles.
“The term luxury has been redefined. Bespoke is the order of the day.
“The super-rich want things that are rare and this invariably means expensive.
“With so many properties converted to a luxurious state, creativity needs to make top end residences stand out.”
Here are the top 10 lavish home improvements for multi-millionaires:
1 Mood room
3 Bespoke cabinets
4 Triple glazing/bullet proof glass
5 Integrated kitchen
6 Multi-storey garage
7 Floating cantilevered staircase
8 Laser garden lighting
9 Living wall
10 Sliding roof