A luxury home is a good thing to desire and own especially when it’s something you have saved on and dreamt of for sometime. Who wouldn’t want to live in a majestic, sprawling property equipped with the most advanced technology and the neighborhood’s standard of luxury living? How about a showcase modern apartment with a nice view of the city?
Luxury homes though are not specifically defined but share a few characteristics such as prime location, premium interior finishes, high-end kitchen appliances, customized closets and cabinets, hotel or spa-like amenities, and a lot more. Typically, a property with a $1 million price tag would merit the term luxury home.
In 2017, a luxury home in Los Angeles was listed at a median price of $4 million dollars. The price skyrockets if we’re talking about ultra-luxury home for example, as with a property in Bel Air that came with a commanding tag of $350 million in 2017. To a simple mind, it would be easy to generalize that a property worth nine figures has all the best features, top-notch craftsmanship, and amenities.
But what really makes an expensive home construction a valuable splurge? Greater Pacific Construction offers some insights on luxury home features that are worth spending on.
What’s worth the splurge
There’s a clamor about going green when building homes. In a 2017 National Association of Home Builders survey of home buyers’ preferences, “green” features were some of the essentials considered by homebuyers who earn over $150,000 a year. Some of these hefty spends include energy-saving window systems, heating and cooling devices, appliances, lighting, weather-resistant materials and building techniques, and more.
Consider a state-of-the-art kitchen as the centerpiece of your luxury home. The kitchen is always where improvements can be made from time to time. Depending on your design cues, a kitchen island with modern fixtures might be appealing to you. Upgrade the kitchen’s looks with cabinets that are taller and minimalist, additional LED lightings for mood effect and functional use, and appliances (go for as many stoves as you like). A well put up kitchen is quite a consideration among buyers should you decide to sell your property in the future.
Lighting is one aspect of luxury home construction that you can have as much as you like. A well-lit home is always more inviting and warm. You can add more in your kitchen, bedrooms, or other rooms that need more brightness and create moods.
A luxury home does not have an issue with space, that’s guaranteed. However, a high-end apartment may be a bit challenged when it comes to space. So building a smart and innovative storage solution can help conserve the space and add aesthetics when it’s properly done. Spend quality money on built-in cabinets, hidden or open shelves, pull out organizers or bins, etc. With a slew of available designs and technology-driven solutions, adding storage solutions to your spending list is desirable.
For obvious reasons, garage is one of the splurges you should make to provide a comfortable resting stop for your expensive cars. With pricey and sleek vehicles, the rule is: “the bigger, the better.”
It would be easy to add and splurge on fixtures and features for your luxury home that may not necessarily be worth your dollar. While personal preferences are the topmost consideration for most homeowners, it is also noteworthy to consider prioritizing to spend on the most functional and practical for your luxury home.
When building your luxury home or looking to remodel, it is best to consult a trustworthy contractor. An experienced general contractor in Orange County can help plan and build your luxury home with utmost quality, craftsmanship, and expertise.
Greater Pacific Construction in Orange County is of great reputation and experienced general contractors. Currently, they have quite impressive portfolio of Home Renovation and Home Remodeling projects completed successfully and to the utmost satisfaction of their clients in Orange County.