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Friday, February 14 2020
Building your dream home is an exciting project that you’ve probably been looking forward to for a long time. It is a big project to take on and will take a substantial amount of time and resources to complete, however when it’s finally done, all the hard work and planning will have been worth it!
Before you begin to execute your plans, you want to be sure that you are in love with the home design you have chosen, and that you are not forgetting any important custom features that will make your home feel extra special. Below are some custom features that every luxury home design should have.
Every luxury home should be equipped with glass walls that create lots of natural light and wide-open views. These specialty doors truly add a custom touch to your home and make your space feel brighter, more open, and more luxurious. The ability to open your space up to the outdoors creates that resort-style feeling in your home, boosting your mood and enhancing your daily lifestyle.
To achieve this look you can install folding or sliding glass walls that open your indoor living space to your outdoor patio or deck. Folding glass walls add a modern and unique design touch to any space. Sliding glass walls are also a great option because they can be pocketed inside your wall jamb and disappear completely from view. To learn more about folding and sliding glass walls, click here.
Kitchen Passthrough Window
You can create a kitchen passthrough in your home with a folding glass window. Sometimes referred to as a server window, this design allows you to connect your kitchen to your outdoor space. It provides increased airflow in your kitchen, perfect for releasing scents from those extra-fragrant meals and letting in fresh, clean air.
Passthrough windows are the perfect design for a household that entertains. This feature makes it easy to serve food and drinks on the patio, as you can simply pass things from kitchen to the outside bar counter. This design paired with bar stools creates extra dining space in the form of an outdoor breakfast bar. To learn more about folding kitchen passthrough windows, click here.
Outdoor Living Space
Having a gorgeous outdoor living space where you can enjoy the beautiful weather, take-in the surrounding nature, and relax in the fresh air is important. A comfortable and well-designed patio and backyard means you can cook meals, host parties, dine al fresco, and even watch movies and television.
Luxurious outdoor living space designs often include an outdoor kitchen, a fire feature, a lounge area with a flat screen, and a dining space. Glass walls will connect your home to your outdoor living space and transform it into an indoor/outdoor entertainment area. To learn more about creating an indoor/outdoor living space, click here.
Luxurious Master Bath
Who doesn’t want a luxurious master bathroom? Having a spacious, luxurious master bath creates a spa-like retreat in your home. A simple, elegant design will create a relaxing and peaceful environment where you can soak in the tub and recover from a long day.
What makes a master bathroom luxurious? The simple luxuries include a large soaking tub, a spacious walk-in shower, a separate water closet (or toilet room), and dual sinks. Additional, more extravagant luxuries include heated floors, a vanity, a dressing area, and a sauna. If your layout or square footage won’t allow for all these features, you will have to decide which ones you can compromise.
A mudroom in your new home is essential. A mudroom allows you to hideaway all the clutter in your life—this is where you can store and sort mail, hang coats, leave your dusty or muddy shoes, and store your wet umbrella. Many mudrooms are combined with laundry rooms, which could be the right choice for you.
Your mudroom is typically connected to your garage and leads into your kitchen or entryway. It should feature plenty of storage, a bench where shoes can be put on/taken off, and closets or hooks for jackets and backpacks. If it is combined with your laundry space, you should have a sink, plenty of room for folding laundry, and space for hanging clothes to dry. If you’re a dog lover, you might even consider installing a custom pet-washing station!
A butler’s pantry is space located just off the kitchen and features additional counterspace and cabinetry. In the butler’s pantry you can store servingware, small appliances, and food. The purpose of this design is to keep small appliances like blenders, toasters, and coffee makers out of the main kitchen to reduce clutter. Some butler’s pantries host the dishwasher, an extra sink, and a wine fridge.
A butler’s pantry is a luxurious feature that creates plenty of storage in your kitchen and helps you keep things organized and easily accessible. If you have the extra square footage for one, you won’t regret incorporating a butler’s pantry into your design.
Having a custom entryway design sets the mood for your entire home. To create the perfect entry, it starts with an inviting front porch and an impressive door. Once inside, your entry should reflect the overall style of your home and feature a cozy space that feels warm and friendly. The space should be open and well-lit and have a natural progression into the next space.
These are just a few custom features that will enhance your luxury home remodel. For more inspiration on these features, you can look to Houzz.com where you’ll find design ideas, color palates, and different material usage to help you narrow down your look. If you want to learn more about the benefits of folding or sliding glass walls, click here.