Luxury has advanced in the past few years. Explore these five new must-have amenities.
Luxury amenities can make all the difference when it comes to the value of your house. A piece of state-of-the-art technology or a convenient niche space can make your property stand out. Here are the top five amenities homebuyers are looking for when on the hunt for a luxury home.
1. Technology Integration
Today’s smart homes can include everything from remote control lights, blinds, locks, fans, sound systems to TVs. Smart appliances with embedded screens and grocery lists are becoming commonplace, and smart doorbells that notify you when someone’s at your entrance are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the ultimate smart home.
2. Wine Rooms
Custom hardwood wine rooms specifically designed for entertaining are a new luxury. Using high-end woods such as mahogany and redwood beautifies the floors, shelves, racks, and tables. Individual wine display cases with custom lighting and automated rotating wine racks are head turners. Wine rooms, as opposed to wine cellars, are a comfortable and inviting place to exhibit, taste, and enjoy a beverage with friends and family.
3. Outdoor Spaces
The most luxurious homes always seem to have large outdoor spaces with infinity pools, dining areas, and kitchens complete with automated lighting and surround sound. Olympic-sized pools, waterfalls, fountains, and swim-up bars heighten the elegance. Outdoor cabanas and sunning areas are also perfect for the Southern California weather.
4. Exercise Facilities
Avoid the traffic and work out at home. Invite your trainer over to work out using weights, suspension training, or yoga. Practice free throws on your basketball court, and finish up in a personal sauna and gym shower. Not into basketball? Build another sporting area such as a tennis court, putting green, or bocce ball court.
5. Location, Location, Location
Scenic views are another feature of luxury real estate. Whether you’re on the water or overlooking the mountains, you’ll want to use other amenities to highlight the natural beauty to which you have access. For example, strategically place an infinity pool within view of the ocean or hills.
Technology, wine rooms, and custom exercise spaces are just a few luxury amenities that today’s buyers are craving. Other features include showroom garages, spacious lots, and home theaters.