Building, designing and decorating your new luxury home is part of the immense fun that comes with stepping into the housing market. If you are a first-time luxury home buyer and are not totally sure with the amenities that should be coming with your home, and the things that set it apart from a non-luxury home, understanding the difference will help you cut down time, and give you a better idea of what you should be looking out for. Some of the things that make a home a luxury home are as follows.
Open Floor Plan
Despite the actual square-footage and size of your new home, it can still be a luxury home – size doesn’t always matter! What sets a regular house apart from a high-end one is the floor plan. When you walk through the front door, do you feel that sweeping, airy, open concept feel? There should be an open floor plan, without too many obstructions – in other words, a grand entrance way.
Modern, luxurious home builders adapt to the needs of their clients. With our world becoming so technologically engaged, your home should be too. Syncing your phone to keep a track on security, locking doors, controlling lights, and setting the alarm are all possible, with just a swipe of your finger. The ease of using your phone as a remote is something home builders are responding to and ensuring are part of their conceptualizations. Having dual climate control thermostats is also a great amenity to have. Not only do you save on heating costs if one area of the house isn’t being used, but depending on two people’s preferences, you can set your temperature to be optimal to you.
A wine cellar in your home is definitely the mark of luxury. Whether you have the entire basement converted into a wine bar, or just a cellar off the kitchen for a few prized bottles, having an at-home wine cellar truly sets your place apart. After all, you’ll need a nice red to sit back and enjoy the view with, won’t you?
Gone are the days of wall to wall carpeting. Hardwood floors throughout your home really streamline the look of your house, while simultaneously adding value and making it look more upscale. Hardwood floors are long-lasting, durable, easy to decorate with, and mess-free. While every home should have them, luxury homes must. Customize the type of wood you choose to your taste and to your decor.
You want luxury, which means you should live it too. Having a master bedroom fit for royalty will really up the game. Why settle for a Queen sized bed when you can have a King? More space and more grandeur will give you those luxury home vibes. The attached bathroom should come with a Jacuzzi or spa features, and of course, let’s not forget about the closet.
Closet isn’t a term you should use when describing your dressing room. Space for all your clothes, shoes and accessories is just the beginning. Think ceiling to floor mirrors, pod lights, soft-closing drawers, and of course, a lounge chair. Even if space is limited, knowing how to plan and design your spaces is important, and a walk-in closet can be transformed into a dressing room with some clever engineering.
Outdoor Landscape Design
A pool, landscaping, flower beds, beautiful brick, and perhaps a water feature – your home is as beautiful inside as it is out. Discuss outdoor lighting and built in sprinkler systems with your contractor as well.
Do we have you dreaming yet? These things that make a home, a luxury home are not overtly expensive, but are amenities that should come with your home. Pinpoint the things that are important to you, and ensure they are included in your home. Contact us for more information.