Luxury… Desired by many but available for only a few.
What does it mean in terms of interior design? What do luxury home buyers expect to find in their dream interior? Over the past decades, as both the trends in design and the technology evolved rapidly, the luxurious estates became even more impressive. They are far beyond from what most of the people consider homes. They are perfectly crafted smart homes, which serve every need and fulfill every even the most unique caprice. What kind of luxury the biggest amounts of money can buy? Read on to discover amazing home ideas that define the true luxury…
1. Personal gym
With fast-paced lives, people who can afford it, often opt for incorporating personal gym in their homes. They not only save time this way but also gain privacy. Not everyone likes to go to the normal gym and work out being surrounded by plenty of sweaty people. Working out in a private gym allows also to concentrate better and therefore train more efficiently or even come up with new business ideas, which often happens while doing sports.
2. Large wardrobe
An impressive walk-in wardrobe is an absolute must-have. Wealthy women can’t imagine their dream home without a room designed exclusively for displaying their high-end fashion purchases. Plenty of shelves for expensive shoes and designer handbags are responsible for the ultimate wow-effect that such wardrobes have. Besides special display areas for the accessories, such wardrobes also feature lots of space to keep clothes in perfect form, so that they don’t require ironing before wearing them. And of course, such a wardrobe must have a big mirror to check out the chosen outfit and do the make-up. But don’t be fooled that an amazing wardrobe is only a ladies’ domain – more and more gentlemen want one too!
3. Personal SPA
The rich know how important deep relaxation is, that’s why they want to be able to reach that state of mind and body without leaving the house. Incorporating a personal SPA in the property is the best way to achieve it – very little things can compare to having your own sauna, jacuzzi, and steam shower. Wealthy people often hire their personal massage therapists, that’s why they usually own a massage room too.
4.Home theatre room
Who wouldn’t want to have a home cinema room? It’s the ultimate epitome of entertainment within the comfy interior of your house. Watching movies without dozens of random people who munch on crisps during the film’s most captivating moments is worth every price.
5. Smart technologies
Rich people expect a home to fit their lifestyle perfectly and make it easier. That’s why a home that incorporates lots of useful technology is crucial to them. A gate that opens automatically when you approach your estate, a driveway that can melt the snow, lighting that can automatically switch on and off exactly when you want it to… With the huge popularity of smartphones, almost all of the technologies in a smart home are possible to control from wherever you are – even another side of the world! Just imagine being able to set the perfect climate in your living room before you come back home using just a simple mobile app. Such technologies are for many so essential, that they hardly can think of how they were able to live without them. Smart homes let their owners save up on time and effort and focus on what’s truly important for them. That’s why wealthy people, who often lead very busy lives, have such solutions at the top of their real estate must-haves list.
6. Chef-worthy kitchen
Even if all they intend to do in it is just scrambled eggs, wealthy people look for a restaurant style professional kitchen. Not only it looks impressive, but such kitchen also significantly ups the entire value of the property. Plus, it leaves an option of hiring a personal professional chef. A spacious kitchen with high-end cooking appliances is also extremely useful and provides plenty of storage space as well as makes the entire cooking process much easier thanks to its perfectly designed functionality. If you feel like preparing a meal by yourself, that is…
7. Outdoor kitchen
Who would want to run back and forth into the house to get a cold beer during a barbecue on a sunny summer day? That’s one of the reasons why rich people can’t imagine a truly posh house without an outdoor kitchen. It makes preparing the food easier and doesn’t require leaving the guests even for a second. The essentials of such space should include a built-in gas grill, a dedicated food preparation space, a small fridge for food and drinks as well as a sink.
An in-house elevator is a cherry on top of the luxurious solutions that you can think of. It’s not that you really need it, but on the other hand… why not?
0. Swimming pool
Having a swimming pool outside isn’t all that very luxurious nowadays, but a swimming pool inside the home? That’s a whole another dimension of luxury. Having a pool indoors means that you don’t have to wait for a sunny day to swim a little. Living in such house, you can feel like you are vacationing in a five-star hotel. Every day.
10. Indoor waterfall
Who says you only can decorate your house with beautiful furniture and pricey art? A waterfall is both an original and eye-catching interior design solution. Plus the sound and the view of water that it provides lets you feel more close to nature and relax without leaving your estate. It’s not that cheap to install and requires some maintenance, but if you’re one of the lucky ones, you’ll have enough money to buy it and enough staff to take care of it later.
11. Open floor plan
It’s the most coveted space design solution – why? It doesn’t confine in tight walls, it accentuates the size of the property and leaves more interior decor options. Living in such house has also a positive influence on the human psyche, especially if it’s high-ceilinged too. Spending time in this type of interiors can contribute to higher levels of creativity and better mood.
12. Rooftop terrace
It’s especially valued in apartments which lay in the heart of one of the world’s largest cities, where every bit of space, especially the outdoor one, counts. For example – the New York City, where having private outdoor space is rare even in the luxury real estate market. Having rooftop terrace is a luxury that many wealthy people are willing to pay lots of money for. After all, unwinding with a glass of wine and an amazing city view after a hard day is a temptation that only a few can resist…
13. Large entry hall
There’s only one chance to make the first impression and luxury home buyers know that. They look for a estate with a large, awe-inspiring entry hall which will impress their guests the second they cross the doorstep.
What trumps an outdoor swimming pool? A large pond, which can be all-natural or just looking like one. Even better if it has swans in it. In terms of standing out from the rich crowd, that’s one of the best ways to do so. Needless to say, many wealthy people look for unusual real estate image solutions and this one is definitely one of them!
15. Huge windows
Luxurious houses usually feature amazing views – it would be a sin if their design wouldn’t make the most out of them! That’s why homes that the rich look for must have oversized or floor-to-ceiling windows. They make the entire space larger and let in plenty of natural light which together can make even a simple interior decor look truly impressive.
16. Location, location, location…
Yes, these are the three most important things in the real estate market. Location is the most crucial factor for any property. Even the ordinary home buyers take it into account, but the rich won’t satisfy with a good location, they want the best one and are willing to pay for it.
17. Mini golf pool
Golf, the favourite sports of the rich doesn’t belong only to elite country clubs. It can be enjoyed even indoors, but many rich people look for a property with a reasonably-sized outdoor one.
18. Office room
Being wealthy often means living an independent, but busy life. That’s why a separate space designed for work is a must-have for many luxurious home buyers. It gives them an option of working comfortably from home.
19. Glass flooring
Another design solution that is designed to impress the guests, the glass flooring is both undeniably stylish and modern. If you’re slightly afraid of implementing this solution, keep in mind that glass flooring is always made from a special, laminated and reinforced glass which can handle pressure and weight.
20. Wine cellar & tasting room
While a wine rack or a fridge just for wine may be enough for most people, the rich desire something more – an entire room to showcase their passion for wine. This space is not only a special place to enjoy wine but also to build an entire collection of world’s finest kinds of this elegant beverage.
21. Separate rooms for guests
The rich know how hosting their guests properly influences their image. That’s why won’t let their guests sleep on a couch – they want to have a few rooms designed especially for the sole purpose of making their guests feel comfortable.
22. Luxurious bedroom
Wealthy people want luxury everywhere – not only in those parts of the estate which are seen by their guests. That’s why a spacious bedroom with a posh interior design and top technology solutions is so desired by rich home buyers. A king size bed with expensive bedding is only the beginning – a luxurious bedroom should feature so much more. High-end sound system, smart solutions for lighting, window shades, and climate are only a fraction of the dream wish list…
Some of the things that luxury home buyers want are more common, but the rest of them defines what luxury really is. One thing for sure, those people know what they want and what they want is a house that will reflect their lifestyle and passions. Sometimes it’s also about impressing others and showcasing their social status.
Regardless of the reasons, they surely can afford all of the items on their dream house must-haves wishlist.