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What Defining Features Make a Luxury Home Actually Luxurious?
Thursday, June 18, 2020

What makes a luxury home?

We throw around the term luxury, but what does it actually mean?

If you’re looking to buy, build, or renovate a home, you might be wondering how you can create a property that has the luxury appeal that we all know when we see, even if we find it hard to define.

To get started creating your perfect home, read on to learn some of the defining features of the luxury home market, and why they are so valuable to homebuyers.

Walk-In Closets

The modern luxury home should have spacious, relaxing bedrooms, dreamy spaces where you want to linger in bed all day. However, you also want plenty of space for getting ready for the day.

Walk-in closets or dressing rooms are an important feature that buyers are looking for.

Spacious closets provide plenty of space for organizing and visualizing what you have. This is much nicer than having everything crammed into a tiny closet.

Spacious Bathrooms

As with closets, bathrooms should be elegant and large. Rainhead showers, oversized soaking tubs, towel warmers, and dual sinks are touches that take the bathroom to the next level.

Bathrooms should be done with fine finishing touches, such as premium tile, marble surfaces, and great lighting and ventilation.

Vaulted ceilings and skylights can also make a bathroom special.

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Open-Plan Living

The open-plan design makes a home feel less constrained and also larger. It’s something many luxury homebuyers look for, along with an impressive entryway and foyer.

Open-plan kitchens, family rooms, and dining rooms are in high demand.

Multi-Car Garage

A luxury home should have plenty of room for owners to safely park their vehicles. Not only that, but garages are great for bicycles, storage, and DIY workshops.

Large garages give ample opportunity for both cars and storage, an important feature in a luxury home.

Theatre Room

Can you imagine the fun of having your own home theatre or game room? This may be an extravagance for some, but it can bring lots of joy and entertainment to your home, something many homeowners want.

A home theatre can be added to your home as part of an addition, or it’s not hard to convert part of a basement into a theatre. A widescreen or projector, comfortable oversized seating, and even a popcorn machine can take your home to the next level!

Or, if you’re not a movie buff, why not create a home gym and exercise space, a games den with video and arcade games, or the pool table, or even a bar for socializing and entertaining.

Storage Space

A luxury home needs plenty of storage, to keep everything in its place and to stop it from looking cluttered.

Varied and useful storage options should be found all around the house, such as walk-in kitchen pantries, lazy susans, a wine cellar, and home for large appliances.

Bathrooms need ample storage as well, and there should be enough linen closet and laundry room space to keep your home looking good at all times.

Swimming Pool

Having your own swimming pool can bring many benefits, including relaxation, entertainment, and the privacy of swimming and exercising on your own property.

There’s no limit to what you can do with your pool, and you may want to add a hot tub, slides, water features, or a cabana.

For those who love outdoor entertaining, an outdoor kitchen, patio, or backyard firepit can turn your backyard into the ultimate oasis.

If you’re looking for a luxury property, consider if a swimming pool would suit your lifestyle.

High-Tech Kitchens

Luxury home construction has a new drawcard- smart home technology. Smart homes are modern and high-tech, with features and appliances that can be controlled remotely, via smart home or computer.

Although smart home tech can be found throughout the home, it’s in the highest demand in the kitchen.

Look for smart stoves, fridges, ranges, and lighting. Smart homes provide convenience, ease of use, and premium products that assist with food storage and preparation.

Manicured Lawns

A beautiful, well-maintained yard and garden is often an in-demand feature in a luxury home. Homeowners prefer large lawns, with healthy green grass, flower beds, and manicured walkways and paths.

Well-designed yards can also use landscaping to create natural privacy with trees, large hedges, or shrubs.

Yards and gardens provide the popular ‘curb-appeal’, which really makes people stop to notice your home. Having a home look inviting from the outside can also increase property value and make it easier to sell if you’re looking to put your property on the market.


One of the marks of a luxury home is a quality build. Not only construction-wise but also in interior design and finishings.

A quality home should be made from only the highest quality materials and finished with marble, fine hardwood or carpet, detailed trim or chair molding, and stylish faucets, taps, and lighting fixtures.

Luxury homeowners appreciate the value these extra touches can bring, turning a house into a home.

No corner of the house is left unnoticed, and walking into a luxury house should feel like walking into a hotel lobby or model home— beautiful, stylish, and welcoming.

A+ Location

Luxury listings are likely to have one thing in common— a premium location.

Whether it’s waterfront, set on a large acreage, or just in a beautiful, leafy suburb, luxury homes are built to accentuate their location.

Contact Us to Create Your Dream Luxury Home

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Our friendly and knowledgeable team has brought many visions to life, and we look forward to working with you to make your dream home come to life.