Get the luxury look: Former Chicago Blackhawk lists Lincoln Park home
A Lincoln Park home recently listed for sale by former Chicago Blackhawk Brian Campbell has enough modern comforts to satisfy many high-end homebuyers.
The 6,000-square-foot home at 1235 W. Belden Ave. boasts six bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and a $2.895 million price tag. It also features a gym, wine cellar, and a rooftop deck with grill and fireplace. Thankfully, you don’t need to be a $7 million a year NHL defenseman to enjoy some of these amenities in your home.
Here are three ideas to add luxury home improvements on a more modest budget:
1. Wine cellar
Warren L. Eck, president of Harkraft, a company specializing in home storage and organization outside Minneapolis, says wine-lovers can add cellars for as little as $1,500. If you’re on a budget, Eck says climate control options can be left out of the design if you don’t intend to age the wine. Put that money into other items like granite-topped tasting cabinets, Eck says.
2. Outdoor oasis
Building an outdoor space comparable to that at Campbell’s Belden Avenue home doesn’t have to put you in the poor house, either. Kevin Schluchter, owner of Cutting Edge Hardscapes in Indianapolis, says if you’ve got big plans and a small budget for outdoor living, complete your project in affordable stages with clear cutoff points so it doesn’t look incomplete while you save for the next phase.
3. Home gym
Finally, creating a home gym that will keep you fit for a run at the Stanley Cup requires setting realistic goals and expectations, says Paul Comstock III, owner of Fitness One in Greenfield, Indiana.
Commercial grade gym equipment is expensive and often times too large to fit in the average home. Comstock says high-end gym equipment should be considered by those training for serious physical fitness tests like a marathon.
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