It’s no secret: luxury homes come at a price, and that price can be quite steep. To get the most for your money, you’re going to want to do your research to find out exactly what you should be seeking in this quality of home.
That’s why I’ve pulled together a few features that you want to see in the luxury home you’re considering purchasing. Read on to learn more.
Feature Number One: Outdoor Living Spaces
May I speak frankly? You’re paying too much not to enjoy the outdoors. Bring the outside into your life with these ways of giving you an extra place (or places!) to enjoy about your home. Look for outdoor kitchens with built-in equipment such as refrigerators, storage, and gas grills, along with outdoor seating areas with weather-resistant materials such as rattan. Of course, there’s the idea of a pool and spa, which are two classic elements of outdoor life, particularly in warm-weather climates where it’s summer the whole year around.
Feature Number Two: A Luxurious Bathroom
Just as you want to find luxury in your home’s outdoor spaces, its private spaces must also provide comfort and more than just a little bit of stylistic zip. Enter the top-end bathroom, also known as a spa bathroom. Endemic to this type of luxury are head-to-toe shower jets and spacious bathtubs that allow you to relax and refresh in the privacy afforded by a closed door.
Feature Number Three: A Flowing Floor Plan
Lots of small, closed-off rooms went out with the grunge craze – and in case you’re not keeping up, Kurt Cobain hasn’t been around for a long time. If you’re looking to go luxury, you want an open floor plan that brings formerly separate areas such as dining room and kitchen together in a living space that allows easy interaction and a flowing feeling. In fact, a Coldwell Banker survey found that luxury home buyers put open floor plans at the top of their must-have features list.
Feature Number Four: Location Times Three
There’s a reason location, location, location is a big deal in real estate. That’s because location matters. You can pick an incredible home designed to knock the socks off the most discriminating customer and still none of that will matter if it’s not located in an equally (or, ideally, more) impressive area. Moreover, great neighbors make the difference, so be certain (or as certain as possible) that you’re going to be living near people who will contribute positively to your life.
Feature Number Five: Smart Elements
Energy-efficient appliances can make a huge difference – not only for your bottom line but for the environment, as can high-quality insulation. Moreover, look for systems that let you adjust things like climate control from the comfort of your smartphone. Technology makes great things possible. Take advantage of it.
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