April 26

8 Features that Add Luxury to a Home

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8 Features that Add Luxury to a Home

When building your dream home, there may be some high-end features that you wish you could add without going over budget. We’ve all watched the home-building shows, clicked through luxury home magazines, and flipped through pictures on realtor sites looking for ideas. Whether you build from scratch or renovate your current abode, customizing your home is one way to include features to fit your style and needs.

High-End Items that Suit You

If you’re planning to build your dream home or make some updates to your existing home, you need to know what your options are for upgrades or add-ons. Opting to install luxury features helps create a home that is comfortable and that you’ll be proud to own.

When you decide to include luxury options in your home design, you’ll get the opportunity to have it more suitable to your tastes, which will add to the joy of owning your home for years to come.

Here are just a few luxury features to consider.

1. Heated Floors

Heated floors are widely sought out by luxury home buyers. It’s nice to step out of the shower or bath onto a warm bathroom floor, especially during the winter months.

Heated floors are most common in the bathroom, but you can heat almost any floor in your home. You can also heat your carpet or tile to add extra comfort in any room of your home. Heated floors also add value to your home. It is worth the investment.

 2. Wood Beams

When looking to create a unique focal point in your living room or great room, wood beams on the ceiling are the perfect accent. This is a way to bring the outdoors in and give your space a wow factor.

The rustic charm that wood beams add can’t be beaten. You can use reclaimed wood, new wood, or other materials. This luxury feature will add style to your home.

3. Ornate Front Doors

 What better way to enhance your curb appeal than to have a beautiful front door to give guests a great first impression? Ornate front doors can feature glass, ironwork details, and vary in height. There are a variety of ways to customize your front door, from the materials you choose to the design and colors. The options are endless when it comes to front doors for luxury custom-built homes.

4. Smart Home Technologies

The luxury homes of today have top-of-the-line security and advanced in-home features. Controlling your home with the push of a button or the sound of your voice is the trend. Smart home technologies add luxury and convenience to your daily life. The more smart home features you add, the more convenient your day-to-day living will be.

5. Large Kitchen Islands

The kitchen is a place for gathering, entertaining, and socializing with family and friends.  Large kitchen islands are the focal point in a custom-built home.

A kitchen island can be topped with the same high-end materials that are on the rest of your countertops. Granite, quartz, marble, soapstone, and even stainless steel are some of the high-quality materials that make your kitchen stand out. Decide on which material meets your needs and preferences.

6. Floor-To-Ceiling Windows

Natural light is one of the greatest assets for any property. If you've got great views outside your home, upgrading with floor-to-ceiling windows is a great investment. They make your rooms seem bigger than they are. You also get to enjoy unobstructed views of the outdoors.

7. Wine Cellar

If you are a wine connoisseur or collector, you should consider adding a wine cellar in the home.  Wine cellars with tasting rooms must be kept at a precise temperature, which adds to the cost of the cellar. This feature is great for serious wine enthusiasts.

8. Home Gym

Get the exercise equipment you need to stay in shape without ever leaving the house. With a home gym, you'll never have an excuse for not being able to work out or exercise.

You can even have a personal trainer come to your home to help with your workout routine. Another option is to use the many available fitness apps to get you started. Or just crank up your music and go with the beat!

Luxury Home Building Professionals

Whether you decide to add one or many of these features, be sure to discuss your options with your builder. At RT Construction, we will discuss all the available features you have to choose from. We can help you design a dream home that you will love for life. Contact us for a free consultation.

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