A luxurious home may invoke ambivalent feelings in some people.
It is usually associated with castle-like mansions of Hollywood stars with dozens of bedrooms, and the same amount of bathrooms – in short, with space that could be way better arranged, with a lot more class and taste. However, many of us forget about the real embodiment of a luxurious home – a combination of the holistic approach to housing and some tasteful luxury items one can’t do without.
This guide will help you embrace the notion of the essential features a luxury home must possess to gain lavish quality on a much lower scale and less affluent budget.
The right location
Every savvy homeowner knows that the right location is the crown jewel of home ownership. It doesn’t matter if you are poor or rich; you still have the right to make your dwelling the little paradise; however, if you are rich, you are probably so busy that you want your home to be a sort of enclave that could give you the feeling of exclusivity on your property. In order to tend to your senses, you will definitely look for an oasis with a little beach coast or a concealed mountain house surrounded only by high trees.
The latest hot-shots of technology
One can’t refuse to admit that it’s impossible to shy away from the increasing swarm on technological advances. Today’s homeowners are crazy about gadgets that can make their life easier, so they choose Smart homes. A Smarthome is a place which actually thinks. Thanks to the ever-broadening automation of households, you will not have to deal with so many issues, one after another. All you will need is your favorite technological device, with which you can tap your fingers and operate on your appliances even remotely while being on a dream vacation.
The technology spectrum is much wider than we believe it to be; Homeowners are becoming aware of their impact on the environment, so they begin to use old recycled materials and reclaimed resources such as natural wood flooring or chandeliers made of bottles tied together by a piece of fitting haberdashery.
Custom walk-in closets
If you aim for buying a luxury house, you probably are capable of having anything within the grasp of your hand. But hey, what is the point of having everything (regardless of the gender), when you do not have a proper room to put it?
In order to better understand the concept of a walk-in-closet, one has to answer one question: Am I looking for a closet I might pay extra 15 dollars per month for in an apartment, or do I want an outstanding studio that is big enough to play hide and seek in this area?
When you finally design and build your dream walk-in closet, remember the right order for your latest purchases to be displayed. Although the place is a kind of storage from the functional point of view, it does not mean that it should be treated like one. Think of it as of your bedroom or living room, which you have to treat with care and respect.
Your personal home gym
Either you sweat alone in front of other gym guys, or you do it in front of your personal trainer… Or! You can give up on this gym subscription of yours and stand up on your own, luxurious home gym. Every modern luxury household includes a private fitness studio. However, if you are a rich gym beast, you’d better invest some capital in solid flooring – otherwise, it will be anything but luxury when you fail to do the final rep with a 120lbs barbell.
Apart from weightlifting, you should focus on a cardio area, where you can listen to your favorite songs on a treadmill. Should you have extra space to use, you can make a stretching room there in order for your workout to be complete. Oh, wait… It will never be complete unless you spend a few minutes in the sauna.
Outdoor pools and kitchens
You may have a fully-stocked indoor kitchen, but it will not be enough if you extend this area to your outdoors. Who wouldn’t dream about a lavish barbecue with the most expensive built-in gas grill, a sink and a food prep area made of the stainless steel? In addition to that, plenty of lavish stone patio seatings, small fridge, or food and drink storage will be of use.
When it comes to swimming pools, an ordinary pool may not suffice; what you want to opt for is a luxury pool with different water features, such as waterfalls, hot tub areas and plenty of privacy. Gone are the days when the leisure life was held indoor – the extension to the outdoor entertainment is a bull’s eye, and you cannot simply walk on by it.
Home theatre and entertainment room
After you fill your bellies with delicious food from your luxurious outdoor kitchen and took a couple of rounds back and forth your swimming pool, there is time for less challenging activities, which is, by all means, moving to the entertainment room or to the home theatre.
As far as the home theatre is concerned, there are three qualities that are of equal, paramount importance: the screen, the sound system, and the lighting.
Speaking of the screen, being a luxury buyer has something to do with megalomania, so you will want a large, glass, LCD screen, usually a Smart-TV. Bare in mind that the image quality is of the essence, hence you will need a screen with Full-HD resolution. In order to improve your vision, you should consider buying a curved TV, which is less tiring for your eyes and ensures you a better view.
Nonetheless, regardless of the number of dollar-filled briefcases you had to pay for this super posh TV screen, you will not experience the true home theatre without the deep, ambient sound. This case is a bit more complicated, though – you have to place the speakers in the right place, so it’s wise to choose the 5.1 system, with 5 speakers and one subwoofer to fully extend the range of sound carrying capacity. Make sure that the bass is intense, yet not head-cracking; otherwise, you will hardly be able to stand the drumming noise during your number one show.
Finally, there is the issue of lighting. A home theatre should be somehow cozy and intimate, so we recommend choosing the ground or ceiling floodlights. Don’t you even think about a chandelier or swag lamps, as they will ruin the concept and your home theatre will be anything but magical.
However, if you grow tired of watching movies in your cozy hermitage and you will suddenly get enlightened by the idea of having some playtime, you are free to go to your luxurious entertainment room and give in to the pleasure of having a snooker party or a table tennis tournament.
May Thy kingdom come to the bedroom
Apart from being the most private sanctuary of your home, a bedroom is a brilliant place to add the touch of luxury. The bedroom should be an open space for a massive king and queen bed and plenty seating areas. You should take care for pillows that match the size of the bed; remember that the fabric should also be luxurious. Think of satin pillows and paint your walls with purple paint – it is believed to be the royal hue, and we all know that royal officials don’t sleep in a cheap bedding.
A luxurious, lavish kitchen – have your own Masterchef experience
If you are a dedicated cook with a ridiculously big budget, you will want your kitchen to be the cooking colosseum, on which you will show off with your culinary skills to the spectators. Given this, the kitchen should be not only well equipped but well-managed and rich in the latest technological trends.
To begin with – an island. It should be the focal point of your kitchen and your prep station in one. You should look to the most spacious island made of a stern stuff, such as granite or marble. After that, make sure that you have the right storage room to your disposal. This is where warming drawers come in handy – you will not have to overburden your system with the toxic side effects of using a microwave, and yet, you won’t be bothered by the low temperature of your meals. An affluent kitchen will always have wine fridges, warming drawers and restaurant quality appliances. At the very end, you can walk your guests through a walk-in pantry and let them marvel at your luxurious kitchen.
Spa bathroom – the relief to your body
The fast-paced life we live requires more healthy leisure time than ever. Usually, one would go for a spa hotel to get away from the daily struggles; however, if you are rich and you can provide such luxurious conditions to your home, why not make a spa of your bathroom.
Spa bathrooms are now obligatory for sumptuous homeowners. While completing your own spa, you will have to take every ounce of your designer taste and passion, and apply the ideas to the room, which may range from: huge showers, heated flooring, water jets that cover your whole body, let alone towel warmers to enhance the quality of drying your bits with something divergent from the archaic room-temperature towels.
A luxurious pet lover room
Karl Lagerfeld’s cat has its own room service who keep her diary up-to-date, and the cat herself is given the most expensive meals to tease her delicate taste buds. You may not be as generous as Mr. Karl and spend your whole savings for the sake of your beloved pet but there is still some place for the awe-inspiring room for your puppy. Be gentle with the furniture, as pets have the tendency to scratch whatever crosses their paws. If you own a cat, you ought to incorporate a scratcher house and some cozy bed for the pet to rest. Should you stop by a pet shop, you will want to equip your pupil’s room with various fancy toys to bring its entertainment to the new level.
As you can see, there are plenty ways of arranging a luxurious home for your future family to be the dream asylum and a treasury you will be ready to defend at all costs. Everything you need to luxuriate at your home is a great dose of creativity, a couple of brilliant ideas, and an army of Lincolns and Washingtons on your bank account. Provide yourself with a home where the character counts, and the extravagant decor reigns over. Do not forget about the medical aspects and entertainment, for there is nothing more precious than the peace of mind and a healthy body. Finally, do not give into the buffeting of swag and poshness – there is a thin line between opulence and a goldbrick.