The luxury home market can be highly competitive, and discerning home buyers are often attracted to the most ultramodern home trends that will take a luxury home to the next level of comfort or innovation. Whether you are looking to buy a luxury home or are a savvy homeowner getting ready to list your high-end home in 2019, here are some of the top luxury real estate amenities that will attract buyers and help sellers get the best returns from their luxury upgrades.
1. Integrated Technology for Smarter Homes
Home buyers are looking for properties with smart technology to connect them with every aspect of their home, including lighting, home security, appliances, temperature settings, entertainment areas, window treatments, irrigation, and more with the simple voice command or the touch of one’s tablet or smartphone. These amenities are not only convenient, but many of them (like lighting and temperature control) also help with overall energy efficiency. Learn more about some of 2019’s smart home trends here.
2. Luxurious Gourmet Kitchens
This popular trend will continue into 2019 and beyond. Home buyers are looking for top-of-the-line, energy efficient appliances like the Sub-Zero | Wolf product line for wall ovens and gas cooktops, which are quickly replacing traditional oven ranges. Luxury amenities like high-end fixtures, open display shelving, windows and other features are gaining popularity. Today’s most desirable kitchens feature large, functional islands with sinks, electric, and seating. Countertops made of quartzite and marble are edging out granite as the surfaces of choice. For serious cooks, Cambria and other man-made quartz finishes are maintenance free and provide a wide range of textures and color schemes to fit any style preference. Kitchens that open up into other living spaces, like living or dining areas, are especially popular as they create a great gathering place, make entertaining easier, and help the space feel more connected.
3. Large, Open Floorplans for Socializing
Today’s home buyer is gravitating towards luxury properties with more open floorplans and social gathering areas. Formal living and dining rooms are being replaced by large, eat-in kitchens with adjoining expansive great rooms. Private movie theaters and media rooms are still in high demand, but families are trending towards game rooms and open loft areas where families and friends can interact more freely.
4. Beautiful Outdoor Living Spaces
Buyers and homeowners alike are viewing their outdoor spaces as valuable parts of the home to be enjoyed to their fullest. This is especially true in places like Paradise Valley, Arizona or North Scottsdale where spectacular views and favorable weather are enjoyed all year long. More than just a pool or patio, today’s trends include amenities like outdoor kitchens and high-end outdoor furniture so hosts can prepare meals and entertain without having to leave their outdoor space. Fire and water features are also becoming more prominent. Large windows and floor-to-ceiling glass doors which allow panoramic views and open out to the patio are also in high demand. Rather than one patio area, homeowners are seeking multiple outdoor spaces, like balconies and patios off guest rooms, offices, master suites, and other areas of the home for a more intimate outdoor experience.
5. Spa-Like Bathrooms
Along with kitchens, bathroom upgrades have always been a high priority for home buyers and homeowners as they are well utilized and provide a high return on investment. Today’s trends include (somewhat surprisingly) the absence of a bathtub, especially for smaller bathrooms. For larger spaces, bathtubs are separate from the shower area. Showers now get top priority, with many homeowners opting for two-person showers with seating, steam options, multiple shower heads, and heated floors for a more spa-like experience.
6. Guest Houses
For homeowners who have out-of-town visitors or family members who stay at their home for an extended period of time, many are opting for small guesthouses (casitas) instead of guest rooms to give guests and homeowners more privacy and autonomy.
These are just six of many popular luxury amenities today’s homebuyers are looking for. If you want to buy a luxury home in the Scottsdale, Arizona area with certain must-have amenities, it is best to get in touch with a top luxury real estate agent in Paradise Valley, AZ who can help you find exactly what you are dreaming of.
In today’s real estate market, there are a number of luxury properties available with amazing amenities to enjoy. If you are looking for the perfect luxury home in the greater Phoenix or Paradise Valley, Arizona area, get in touch with Thomas Osterman, an experienced Scottsdale realtor with his finger on the pulse of today’s luxury real estate market. He can help you find just what you are looking for.