When buying a new luxury home, it’s important to keep in mind which features or upgrades make for a great investment in the long run. Be careful not to act on impulse, which could lead to trouble down the road. Here are six things to be on the lookout for in your new luxury home.
1). Top-of-the-Line Amenities
Smart homes are all the rage right now. Being able to control your home’s thermostat, shades, lights, security, and more with the touch of a button has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Voice assistants like Alexa and Google Home are even making their way into the everyday routine of a luxury homeowner. An interesting trend for wine lovers is a chilled, glass-enclosed wine room on the main floor, instead of the traditional basement cellar.
2). Designer-Styled Kitchens
The kitchen is one of the most important spaces in any home – and one of the best investments. Taking the time to focus on a home’s kitchen can pay off in the long run. On top of style, homeowners want a kitchen to be functional. New kitchen trends include a smart refrigerator that tells you when food is about to expire, warming drawers and hidden appliances. Light-colored cabinets with a white tile backsplash are in style right now, whereas dark woods are less desirable.
3). Entertainment and Fitness Rooms
If you have an entertainment room in your house, that could potentially add value. People may be more likely to purchase a home that has all the bells and whistles. This includes indoor pools, basketball courts, fitness areas and theater rooms.
4). Outdoor Living Space
If entertaining guests is your thing, look for a functional indoor-outdoor space. Collapsible walls between the living room and outdoor patio are growing in popularity in the luxury home community. Outdoor kitchens are also a must if you spend a lot of time outside. Another option would be to install a large theatre screen near your pool, so you never have to miss the big game again.
5). Spa Bathroom
If you can’t make it to the spa every day, why not bring the spa to you? In bathrooms, steam showers and body-jets are a must. If you’re a bather, the trend is a large soaker tub. Even small details like touchless plumbing fixtures, heated floors and warming toilet seats give homes an added touch of class.
6). 6+ Car Garage
According to HGTV’s Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew, the top feature luxury homebuyers are looking for is a 6-plus car garage to showcase their “toys.” Many car collectors are running out of space in their small garages, so they are looking to upgrade. If you plan on selling your home in the future, having a large garage will help you leave your competition in the dust.
Whether you plan on settling down for good, or selling in the next few years, it’s always smart to keep up with the hottest luxury home trends. For assistance in finding and purchasing your ideal house in Phoenix, Scottsdale, or the surrounding areas, our team at Walt Danley Realty is ready to assist you.