What Defines A Luxury Home In Today’s World?
Luxury is, as it has always been, that something more. More comfort, more space, more elegance, more expense. The exact idea of luxury for one person is not the same as it is for another, though. Today’s world is also not quite what it was a bit more than a year ago with COVID-19 forever changing our idea of what is normal, everyday life, and what we need to live in luxury.
Openness and Opulence
Today’s luxury homes need to have both these characteristics to make them truly attractive to potential homeowners. An open-plan home is still a sought after aspect in most homes with big windows and vaulted ceilings only adding to the feeling of being unencumbered and free. It is not just the home that needs this, however, and adding a big outdoor area where you have ample space to exercise and enjoy family activities is just as important. Though the worst of social distancing is, hopefully, behind us, the luxury of having all the space you could want just a couple of steps away has become more pronounced. Along with all this space are facilities like pools, tennis courts, and estate golf courses that are must-haves for any luxury home.
One must never forget the opulence that goes hand-in-hand with luxury. Again, we can thank COVID-19 for showing us how quickly our sources of entertainment and relaxation can be taken away. As a result, it’s been proven that any luxury home should have spa-like bathrooms with large walk-in showers and massive tubs to soak in. A game and theatre room is also very important. It brings all the entertainments needs you have straight to your home and you never have to leave its comforts unless you really want to. When it’s time to leave the fun and games behind, a fitness room is what you need. A well-equipped space with enough room for all the weights, a floor training area, and a sauna or post-workout relaxation area to cool down would go very well.
Safety and Security
A luxury home will do you no good if you are too stressed about its safety to really enjoy all its perks. That’s why state-of-the-art home security systems are just as important as any extravagant amenities. Whether the home is in a secure estate or not, employing the services of a fast-responding monitoring company with a 24/7 link to security professionals is a necessity. It doesn’t just protect against unwanted intruders targeting affluent residential areas, but the right system also protects you, your family, and the valuable contents of your house against flooding and fire.
The kitchen is still the heart of the home
As always, kitchen layout, size, equipment, and storage space are deal-breakers. The appliances have to be top-notch, but it’s about much more than just that. The kitchen in a luxury home has a symphony all its own. There is enough space for multiple people to work seamlessly next to each other, an island with its own sink and prep space, a walk-in pantry, double ovens, an out-of-sight wash-up area, a wine cellar, and more. It should be a kitchen that any top-rated chef would be gleeful to work in.
No luxury home would be complete without high tech gadgets that make living easier. It’s no longer just about luxury but smart luxury with technology that allows you to control a fast range of appliances and equipment in your home with just the touch of a button from anywhere in the world. You can lock doors, change the climate control, close and open curtains, and check your security system with one app.
In today’s world, coming home to a house you love and feel free in is just as important as it has ever been. That is if you are coming home at the end of the day. If you have been working from home all day it is even more important for the luxuries in your house to help you relax, be it the big open spaces or a chef’s kitchen in which you cook up a storm.