If you're in the market for a new home but want something that is a little more special than a typical home, luxury residential real estate is what you need. Here is a look at some of the classic signatures of an upscale luxury home.
A Luxury Home Has High-End Finishes and Fixtures
From the real marble countertops and flooring to the giant rain showerhead to the waterfall faucet in the massive cast-iron clawfoot tub, a luxury home exudes opulence at every turn. Instead of using inexpensive, budget-friendly finishes and fixtures, a luxury home uses top-of-the-line products.
A Luxury Home Has a Gourmet Kitchen
The kitchen cabinetry in a luxury home is often custom-made to fit the room. Rather than using particleboard and plywood, luxury home cabinets are typically made from solid wood. They may also be made from expensive and rare hardwoods, such as mahogany or teak.
The kitchen cabinets may even be made by an artisan cabinetmaker, giving them a unique, one-of-a-kind appeal rather than looking like every other kitchen cabinet out there. The kitchen cabinets will also go all the way to the ceiling rather than stopping three-quarters of the way up the wall and leaving plenty of space for dust to collect. A luxury gourmet kitchen is also built for cooking. It will usually have commercial appliances, such as a huge 6-burner gas stove, a massive vent, multiple wall ovens, 3-compartment sinks that can accommodate large pots, a heavy-duty commercial dishwasher, and even a walk-in refrigerator and freezer.
A Luxury Home Has Recreational and Relaxation Opportunities
Most homes have a floor plan that provides a general living area, a simple kitchen to prepare and eat food, bedrooms, and a bathroom — perhaps a few bathrooms, if you are lucky. A luxury home has plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces that allow the homeowner to enjoy an active as well as relaxing lifestyle. For example, a luxury home may have an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, and an outdoor kitchen complete with built-in appliances, a bar, and a firepit. A luxury home may also have other features, such as waterfalls or horse stables.
Indoors, a luxury home may offer spaces such as a home theater, a private library, or a home gym with a hot tub and electric sauna. A luxury home comes at a premium, but for those who can afford it, life can be quite enjoyable with these extra amenities.