Custom luxury homes are residential properties that are specifically designed according to the desires and needs of the client. From the build to the layout to the materials right up to the smallest fixtures, everything is personalized.
Since timelessness is connected with luxury, the use of high-end materials and finishes is also an important factor. And as homes today become increasingly smarter and futuristic, the latest trends for custom-built homes are characterized by modern amenities which complement home automation.
Planning your luxury custom home or dreaming of one? Here are nine of the most deluxe home features to inspire you.
1. Open Floor Plans
An open floor plan is a key characteristic of a custom luxury home. Open spaces allow you to make efficient use of your space as well as create a sense of openness in your abode. This design concept will let in more natural light in these areas, and you can have a clear sight line to other areas in your home.
2. Heated Floors
Add heated flooring to your bathroom and kitchen floors. This luxury feature is the key to staying comfortable even during cold winter days.
3. Customized Kitchen
The kitchen is considered the heart of your house. Consider upgrading your appliances, adding an island, integrating smart kitchen features, choosing premium material for your countertops, and creating additional seating.
When you opt for high-end kitchen features, you can have easy-to-clean surfaces, better lighting, and other great benefits. The features you choose will greatly affect the workflow in your kitchen.
Installing low-flow faucets is a great option as this helps reduce your water use. These faucets let you save a significant amount of water without affecting your normal kitchen activities. Fitted with sensors, these faucets automatically shut off the water when you forget to.
A well-planned, well-used customized kitchen is an important component for leading a better and healthier lifestyle.
4. Central Vacuum System
A central vacuum system is the best solution for luxury homes as it helps you efficiently maintain your home’s high-end features and fixtures. Aside from making home cleaning easy, this feature helps you keep your living spaces healthy as it can get rid of dust, allergens, mites, pet dander and other contaminants in your indoor air.
Soundproofing can go a long way in making your home luxurious. It allows you to keep your own activities private, and lets you enjoy your entertainment space worry-free. Moreover, it helps shut out noise from your neighbors and surroundings. With the right soundproofing, your home’s energy costs can even be reduced.
6. Spa Bathroom
After a long day, you definitely want to relax. The bathroom in your new custom home can be the best place for you to wind down after a stressful day. You can also include a spa bathroom for your guests.
Adding a spacious bathroom with tranquility-inducing ornaments will add luxury and value to your custom home. You may want to include body sprayers, steam showers or rainfall showerheads. A standalone tub and a double set of deep sinks are excellent inclusions for your spa bathroom.
7. Under-the-Stairs Storage
The space under your stairs is often ignored and remains unused. You should not let this happen in your new custom home. You can add a built-in bookshelf, a coat closet or extra storage space so no space is wasted in your new home.
8. Outdoor Upgrades
There are plenty of outdoor upgrades you can add to your custom home. For instance, you can have a swimming pool, a deck, a patio and other features installed outdoors. You can even have an enclosed area for entertainment and an outdoor kitchen with a firepit.
9. Special Rooms
Though the kitchen is among the most important rooms in your new home, you can also add special rooms depending on your needs and lifestyle. For instance, you can have your own home office, library, exercise room, wine cellar or game room. These rooms will add variety and originality to your custom home.
When planning and designing your new home, ask your custom home builder to advise you on select design and material options, and determine if they fit into your budget. Building a custom home is all about convenience and function, and the luxury of truly making it your own.
Robert Allam is the Finance and Sales Manager for Trendsetter Homes. Through his journey from being a Sales Consultant then Office Manager, to assuming his current role, Robert has seen the company grow and has guided many clients through the process of developing their dream of a unique luxury home.