It doesn’t matter whether you’re starting brand new or considering a few upgrades to your existing luxury home, every improvement counts. Some improvements, however, are more beneficial than others. From installing the latest energy-efficient windows to replacing a few kitchen appliances, here’s what our luxury home builders say you should splurge on:
If there’s one room you should splurge on, it’s the kitchen. After all, it is (often) the most visited room of your home. When deciding on the design, make sure to include top-of-the-line cabinetry and countertops.
When it comes to appliances, consider adding a silent dishwasher or an induction cooktop to add significant value to your home. It is never too early to be thinking about your home’s resale value, even if you plan on staying there for the next 10 years or more.
If you live in Arizona, it is especially important to install energy-efficient windows. This could save you hundreds of dollars on your electricity bill a year. Want to save on your cooling costs this summer? Consider adding additional energy-saving ceiling fans. Control the speed of your fan from your smartphone or by your voice activated device. Most of these fans include 6 different speeds that spin forward and reverse for optimal cooling circulation.
Lighting is always worth the investment. Wherever possible, consider adding at least one large window. The natural light that is let in enhances any space, making it feel larger. Don’t hesitate to add additional lighting, either. Invest in skylights or recessed lighting fixtures in the rooms that don’t offer large windows, such as kitchens or bathrooms. Finally, you may want to consider splurging on “statement” light fixtures over your dining room table, kitchen island or reading nook.
Determining What to Splurge On
So, which upgrades should you spend on and which should you skip? As a luxury homeowner, the answer should depend on what you value most. For example, if quality time at home is a priority and family barbecues are a monthly tradition, adding an outdoor kitchen could be worth the splurge. If your wardrobe cost more than your last car, you might opt to have your walk-in closet designed by the pros. If you’re upgrading a home for resale potential, look at making changes that will increase the home’s value and add curb appeal.
No matter what your priorities, Camelot Homes will work with you to ensure that every fixture, appliance and custom feature you select aligns with your family’s needs.