How do you know if your home is luxurious? It’s a question that many residents ask themselves and, recently, it has gotten to be more difficult to answer. Years ago, luxurious homes were easily identifiable by their expansive lawns, hot tubs, and great views. However, now, as both prioritise change and technology encourages more discrete decadence, luxury is becoming more difficult to discern.
This doesn’t, however, mean that it is altogether worse avoiding because a smart, stylish, and embellished home is not only preferable for its great level of comfort but also for its market value. So, whether you are seeking to better your property’s presence on the housing market or to enjoy your home to its fullest potential, we’ve put together the modern essentials of a luxurious home.
While this feature is relatively common in other countries, especially the often fabulously designed homes of Scandinavia, it is far less from ubiquitous within the UK, despite our climate. Those homeowners with underfloor heating will immediately recognise why it is considered such a luxury. Not only is underfloor heating a decadent experience, one that will have you kicking off your slippers to revel in the warm floorboards, but it is also a far more effective way of heating your home.
While the initial installation can be tricky and, typically, expensive, the work will soon pay off. If nothing else, it is a great reason to clear your home of imposing radiators!
Gardens are one of the most sought after features of a home, especially so in the wake of the international health crisis. The natural, wild space they offer residents is an irresistible quality for many and is being discovered as the perfect environment for private log cabins. These outbuildings are exceedingly indulgent with the possibility to become guest houses or spaces for relaxation. Plus, much of their luxury comes from the added value they bring to a property.
Smart homes are no longer contained to the content of science fiction. In fact, facial recognition locks, proximity sensors, and voice-assisted temperature changes are all very real and consumer-ready features. While the technology required continues to develop quickly, bringing such gadgets into the home often requires significant investment, such as rewiring and replacing expensive assets like a boiler, which is why ‘smartness’ remains a quality of luxurious homes.
Secret and concealed rooms have become notably more popular among interior designers in 2021 and a number of homeowners are seeking to create their own hidden spaces. The concept is simple and the possibilities are endless. Some choose to hide away small reading nooks or even make their bathroom more discreet, while others seek to transform an empty space into a private cinema or personal gym.
Swimming pools have historically been indicative of luxury and, while this remains true, it is somewhat difficult for the majority of homeowners to install such a demanding facility. Saunas and steam rooms, however, are far less demanding and are just as decadent. These spaces have immense benefits for health and relaxation, as well as being very desirable during winter.