Whether one is dreaming of a waterfront estate, mansion, or just a big house in a dream place, not everyone will invest in what they truly want, or be able to for that matter. However, there are some ways to get closer to what is dreamt of, like adding a few amenities that won’t break the bank but increase their custom homes’ values.
Many buyers today are simply working on their existing homes and turning them into custom homes. These are people who don’t really want more square footage, but want their home to be transformed into a dream or luxury home. They save a fortune doing so, and easily up the value.
The Latest and Greatest
Anyone considering this investment wants to know what the latest is when it comes to luxurious amenities.
One trend is that of having a Jacuzzi having moved to a “wet room.” What exactly is a wet room? It’s basically the same experience only faster. Instead of having to wait for a hot tub to fill or get warm enough, they can turn on jets and the water surrounds them in an instant. There may still be a tub or somewhere to sit but it’s much different and more sensible.
As far as tubs and showers, stone and hand-crafted options are on the rise. Infinity pools are popular outdoors and a lovely waterscape.
High-end finishes include many different textures. Wall, floor and ceiling finishes are ever so important for a luxurious atmosphere. Using raw materials to include stone, wood and glass are popular trends in custom homes. This goes along the trend of bringing the outdoors in, and indoors out. Everything sort of melds together to create a refreshing, natural feel. While these surfaces are finished, they don’t necessarily feel as such, as they did in the past.
It’s in the Details
Attention to detail is common with luxury, custom homes. Plumbing fixtures, cabinet alignment, patterns and more is all taken into consideration when crafting interiors and exteriors. Great rooms are not just a combination of rooms anymore, but feature a consistent theme even within the finishes and materials. Colors fall within a single palette, and even lighting stays similar to create a feel of flow.
New and Hot
Deluxe and professional spa rooms, full outdoor kitchens with wood-fire for cooking, custom wine cellars that include entertainment space and energy-efficient additions like solar panels, smart home systems and geothermal heating are all trending.
Further, keep in mind these aforementioned examples of some of the best luxury amenities offered on the custom homes market today. If a home for sale has these options and is affordable, buyers are in luck. In most cases, custom homes are renovation projects to be a great deal.
These are just some of the amazing home amenities buyers crave in custom homes, put them on the list when designing. They are:
1. Fire and Water Feature – indoors and out
2. Wet room – not the kind for bringing in muddy dogs and children, a personal spa.
3. Stone surfaces – walls, countertops, cabinets and more with stone that is consistent in pattern.
4. Technology or media room – still a huge selling point, somewhere to escape and relax.
5. Open kitchen for entertaining – have the entire party in the kitchen!
6. Wood finishes – nature calls for more wood, stone and similar finishes throughout.
7. Entertainment wine cellars – throw a party in the wine cellar, have tastings, this is so convenient and impressive.
8. A great room – new great rooms aren’t just big, but carry consistent elements.
With this knowledge, anyone will be ready to build custom homes to their fantasy specifications – happy planning and building!