One of the greatest things about luxury homes is that no two are alike. While some may boast the latest in technology with state of the art home theatre systems, you’ll find others home to truly stunning home gyms, offices, libraries and more – and that’s just scratching the surface.
Their greatest strength is, therefore, their ability to give its owner complete freedom to tailor it to their specific wants and needs, to craft a home that is personalised and truly unique.
With so much choice available, those designing their own home for the first time may feel slightly overwhelmed with the possibilities available. If this is the case, allow us to help as we explore what we feel every luxury home needs…
Deciding what to wear, and being able to find that one piece of clothing among everything else, can be a frustrating task when you’re working with individual wardrobes and drawers. If you’re unsure with what to do with one of your home’s spare rooms, converting it into your very own luxury walk-in wardrobe can be the perfect solution to both decluttering your bedroom and organising your collection.
Having your own allows you to have dedicated areas for all your clothing, meaning you’ll never be unsure where that specific piece of jewellery or your favourite jacket went. What’s more, you can pair the room with underfloor heating for the ultimate morning experience – there truly is no greater feeling than stepping out of a shower into your heated walk-in wardrobe.
The outside of your luxury home is just as important as the inside, and nowhere is this more true than in your garden. The vast open space ensures nature is just at your doorstep, and those with green fingers can choose to enhance this further through gardening to make the space truly a designer garden to behold.
For those less green inclined, your garden can also prove to be an exciting leisure and social space, with the inclusion of your own heated outdoor swimming pool being the perfect option for when friends and family visit – when the English weather decides to play nice that is! Just want the day to relax? Sometimes there’s nothing better than enjoying your very own heated pool by yourself after a busy day.
Many of us enjoy a nice glass of wine in the evening, yet those of us who enjoy wine tasting as a hobby can often find it difficult to store our collection effectively.
That’s where a walk-in wine cellar comes in handy, as you’ll be able to turn a corner of your luxury home into the perfect spot to house and display your collection. Converting part of, or even an entire room into your very own cellar is an option. But, if your wine collection is more of a feature for when friends and family visit, options such as converting the underside of your staircase also provide a stylish choice without compromising on space.
With limited options for leisure outdoors at the moment, your own home theatre system could be just the addition you need to entertain yourself at home. Luxury home cinemas are only limited by your imagination, and advances in technology mean you can invest in screens worthy of home cinema, without compromising on the quality of the image.
Your home theatre system is more than just the screen itself though. Comfortable furniture is a must, but making use of home automation systems can help to ensure uninterrupted viewing throughout – pause the film, alter the room temperature or adjust the blinds all with just your voice or the tap of your smartphone.
With limited options for exercise as well, opting to turn part of your home into your very own gym can be the perfect way to help you stay in shape, as well as offering several benefits over a traditional gym.
For starters, having it in your home means there’s no need to travel, which makes it an easy and effective way of getting some exercise in and shaking off the stresses of the workday, without the need to jump in a car and drive to the gym.
Having a luxury home gym also offers complete customisation. Not a fan of the bench press at the gym? Then you don’t need it. Simply focus on purchasing the machines and accessories needed to help you with your exercise and workout goals. Plus, if these ever change over time, you have the freedom to add more to your gym to meet these needs.
With the majority of people now required to work from home, the importance of a comfortable workspace free from distractions cannot be overstated. While many may opt to simply set up a desk in their bedroom or living room, this can only promote distractions and, if you don’t live alone, can lead to being disturbed easily.
That’s why opting to have a private study is one of the best additions to your luxury home. Having space solely dedicated to work will not only help with focus but it can also greatly aid in separating work life from home life, something that has proven especially difficult for the millions of us currently required to work from home.
A private study might not scream impressive at first, but with the right mindset, you can turn a room into a luxurious space that promotes effective working whenever it’s in use.
Speaking of separating work life from home life, having a space that allows you to relax after a busy day of work is so important for one’s mental health. Luxury homes allow you to take this idea and enhance it, by dedicating one room in the house solely to leisure and relaxation in the form of a games room.
Much like a luxury home itself, no two games rooms are alike due to the vast amount of flexibility and customisation they offer. Turn it into a hub for friends and family with the addition of a bar and a bowling alley, treat your kids to an indoor basketball court or football pitch, or simply treat yourself with a custom arcade.
When the warmer weather hits in Summer, you’ll want to make the most out of your home’s garden. We’ve already discussed gardening and the addition of a heated swimming pool, but for the ultimate in indulgent living, why not opt for a summer home outside?
Not only is a summer house the perfect excuse to have friends and family stay the night, when it is safe to do so, but who says you can’t enjoy it by yourself anyway? Install a bar alongside it and you have the recipe for a perfect night outside, gazing up at the night sky.
Perfect for avid readers, turning a room into a luxurious storage option for all the books you’ve collected over the years in the form of a library can be a wonderful addition to your home.
Not only is a library the perfect place to escape with a good book, but it can also provide a nice contrast with the more high-tech areas of your home, such as a home theatre system or games room.
And while the majority of libraries heavily feature wood, don’t be afraid to experiment with additional finishes for that extra luxurious feel. Bronze finishes on shelves and handrails or natural stone on desks can add that extra layer of luxury to enhance the overall look and feel of your library.
The perfect option for motor enthusiasts, a luxury garage is more than just a place to store your vehicles. It’s a place that allows you to go one step further with a dedicated space to work on and display your collection, while also helping to keep everything safe and secure.
Security can also be enhanced through the use of automated security garage doors, as well as through the installation of motion detector alarms.
Here at Aspire Luxury Properties, we understand how important it is to make sure every aspect of your home is tailored exactly to your needs. That’s why we work tirelessly with our clients to help them craft their perfect luxury home to enjoy for many years to come.