From modern kitchens fit for a chef and tech-friendly spaces to resort-caliber swimming pools and landscaping, these are the features and amenities that appeal to luxury home buyers in 2019.
Smart Home Technology
According to numerous surveys, smart home technology is becoming increasingly popular among luxury home buyers. As much as 85 percent of respondents say that they would not live in a home that was not tech-friendly. Examples of smart home features include a smart thermostat that controls the overall climate of a home. Residents can adjust the air conditioner in a living room before their guests arrive with just a few taps on their smartphone. A smart lighting kit offers efficient connected lighting for both indoors and outdoors. Smart beds can even adjust to your sleep patterns to help you get good quality sleep.
The essential smart home feature is home security. Security system designs have become more discreet and minimalist. Wireless camera systems can be mounted on the wall or ceiling and can be monitored remotely. Residents can leave their home with the reassurance that their home is safe, secure and monitored so they can enjoy their busy day at work or a spontaneous vacation getaway without worry.
A modern kitchen is a necessity in a luxury home. According to surveys, over half of luxury homebuyers desire a chef’s kitchen. These ultra-modern and sophisticated kitchens can be integrated with advanced technologies to be tech-friendly. These kitchens have smart refrigerators that make your grocery lists for you, no-touch faucets and Bluetooth smart thermometers that notify your mobile device when food is ready.
Imagine having a luxurious bathroom similar to a world-class spa or resort. Luxury home buyers want to recreate that lifestyle into their everyday lives with a spa bathroom. They feature walk-in showers, steaming, large soaking tub, radiant heated floors, double vanities, towel warmers, and much more. Having a sunken bathtub and smart lighting can give the bathroom even more of a spa ambiance.
Luxury home buyers appreciate extra spaces and additional rooms such as a game room, spa room, massage room, sports bar or a cellar. Even the closets in luxury homes have transitioned into formal dressing rooms. The latest in luxury closets go well beyond the typical walk-in and are created to look more like plush lounges or designer stores. Clothing and handbags in glass display cases are lighted like sculptures surrounded by custom-designed couches.
Luxury home buyers will not be satisfied with outdated home entertainment systems. Luxury residences redefine what entertainment can be with top of the line audio-visual systems, sound equipment, projectors or large spaces for exceptional televisions, and indoor/outdoor speakers. Combine these luxuries with plush couches and comfortable seating for all your guests.
Outdoor living spaces with the best amenities is a luxury home essential. This involves is much more than a beautifully landscaped backyard. With wellness and entertainment in mind, luxury home buyers are attracted to amenities such as swimming pools, hot tubs, sprawling and private outdoor spaces, and outdoor eating areas with kitchens.