Estate agents will often talk about the merits of luxury homes. But what’s the actual definition of one of these properties, aside from the price tag?
Luxury homes don’t feel like homes in the normal sense. Instead, living in them is more akin to residing in a spa or a hotel. There are things like mini theatres, massage rooms, infinity pools, saunas and steam rooms. Many have gyms, underground parking and even things like turntables for cars.
Lavishness, therefore, is the defining trait of luxury accommodation. It’s the idea that you never actually need to go anywhere else, because you have everything you need right there in front of you.
Another trait of luxury homes are their incredible views. Premium country mansions are always built overlooking lakes or on the sides of mountains. They generally pair incredible views with floor to ceiling windows for maximum effect.
It’s a similar situation in cities. The most expensive penthouses and apartments always sit at the top of buildings, overlooking the surrounding areas. They’re further from traffic noise and typically overlook parks and nature reserves.
The kitchens in luxury homes should allow residents to prepare any meal they could order from a restaurant. In fact, many have chef facilities so that owners can hire professionals to do their cooking for them. Features of high-end kitchens include full ranges, islands with storage, and walk-in pantries for all one’s ingredients.
Another common feature is high security. If you are long distance moving to a major city, then expect the architect to have put serious consideration in things like exterior walls and door frames. Most luxury homes have security doors and windows. These look like regular versions, but are much more difficult to break. Many also have cameras, and those in gated areas typically have 24/7 security surveillance.
Improved Home Plans
Luxury homes tend to have more courageous home plans than standard homes. Expect features such as mezzanine floors, open plan lounge-diners, and balconies that run around the edge of the property.
You’ll also notice that luxury homes pay particular attention to guest accommodation. Many have bedrooms with their own adjoining bathrooms so that people can wash and shower without having to share facilities with others.
Luxury homes are also big on smart features – using electronics and AI to improve home services. Builders often integrate theses from the start, helping to minimize the footprint of such systems. For example, they may build smart lighting options into the walls, negating the need for you to buy components separately. Or they might include things like motion sensors that automatically turn on lights when you walk into a room. Some have smart thermostats which adjust throughout the day, based on your needs.
Lastly, luxury homes offer quality décor. They always try to do something unique, even if they are part of a wider development. It’s the combination of tasteful style and bespoke fittings that separates luxury homes from their high-end counterparts.
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