What Makes a Home a Luxury Home?
Luxurious home spaces are never a matter of accident. It takes a lot of effort on the part of the homeowners, designers and builders who are involved in that project, to make sure that the entire property is designed and rendered uniquely and that it has all the features which will categorise it as a luxury home. There are a number of aspects that go into making a home luxurious and upscale. Here are some of them.
Aspects of a Luxury Home
If you are building your own luxury home versus buying one off the market, the location is one aspect you will have to take into account even before you start on the house plans. Luxury living is a lot about what’s in the house as well as what’s outside it; to a large extent, the neighbourhood that a house is in, contributes to its luxury quotient.
If you attempt to build a luxury home in a largely middle class neighbourhood, you will be taking away the beauty of the home. In addition, your home will be overpriced for that neighbourhood and you may not be able to get a good price if you decide to sell it. A luxury home also has a luxury setting.
The amenities that a luxury home has made the homeowners feel lavished upon & spoiled. The space can be as opulent and extravagant as you want it to be or simply designed too- but the luxury aspect will be ever-present. For instance, a luxury home may have large swimming pools and saunas, a perfectly outfitted home gym, maybe a tennis court in the backyard or game rooms and a wine cellar
A luxury home is rarely restrictive in size. It will have a wide entranceway, maybe a stunningly-designed staircase too. In most instances, luxury homes have open floor plans and most home buyers prioritise this aspect while buying a luxury home
Most homes in this category are very technology-driven and have smart appliances and fittings. The drapes, air conditioning systems, awnings, lights and gadgets are operable via smartphone apps as so are the music and security systems. Interestingly, many of these things can also be monitored from across the country
These are uniquely-designed functional and attractive spaces, with large countertops, the latest appliances, fittings and finishes. Restaurant-quality appliances, warming drawers and walk-in pantries are all part and parcel of having a luxury kitchen
Today’s luxury homes are also energy-efficient and eco-friendly. Solar power is being used in place of power from the grid; Xeriscaping is being used in landscapes. Solar pavers and walkway lights, LED bulbs for outdoor lighting, eco-friendly insulation materials etc are now becoming the norm in these homes
Alfresco living areas are a part and parcel of luxury living spaces. Most homes will have fully-equipped and elaborately designed outdoor spaces that include outdoor kitchens. Expansive poolscapes, large pool houses and spas are the latest trend.
Theatre & Game Rooms
All luxury homes have game rooms, but homeowners are now outdoing themselves and adding sports bars and acoustically treated home theatre rooms, gaming facilities, basketball courts etc
These are also being rendered in a very special way. A luxury home will have immense bathrooms with head-to-toe shower jets, radiant-heat flooring, towel warmers, and huge soaker tubs. In addition, remote controlled windows, automated lighting and expansive storage spaces is what luxury living is all about
The Perfect Blend
It’s true that every person has a different idea about what a luxury home should be like. If you are planning on building one, you will need to hire the services of a qualified and experienced designer to give form to your ideas. He will be able to put your ideas on paper and provide you the solutions you need.
The focus will be on having the perfect blend of aesthetics, functionality and luxury. For the best luxury home designs, call Elementree Drafting Services at 1300 566 873. You can also use this contact form to connect with us. We work very closely with our clients and provide customised services and excellent design solutions.
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