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What’s on Your Dream Home Wish List?

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As folks are getting into the holiday cheer and dreaming of better days, many have started putting together wish lists, and your dream home should be no exception.  Let’s create the vision for your dream home and then work to move your dream to reality.

When you think of your dream home, what comes to your mind? Maybe plenty of conveniences such as saunas, game rooms, chef kitchens, extensive pools, and back yard tennis courts. Here are six elements that can make dream homes phenomenal.

1. State of the Art Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home. As such, your luxury home should have an elite gourmet kitchen. It should go beyond functionality to be aesthetically pleasing too. A combination of the latest cookware and appliances and beautiful cabinets make a show-stopper kitchen.

Among the prominent features of a luxurious kitchen include:

  • Long and tidy islands with Carrera marble countertops. Even better if they are specially cut and imported from Italy.
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • High-end sub-zero freezers and refrigerators
  • Display cabinets to show off rare china and dishes
  • Custom cabinetry designed to meet the needs of the home chef with up and down lighting.
  • A display wall with custom temperature controls for storing and showing 100+ year aged wine, champagne, and liquors.
  • Conveniences like pot fillers on the stove
  • A separate chef’s prep kitchen so that you can entertain your guests without seeing the mess of food preparation.

2. Spa Bathrooms
You start and end your day in the bathroom. Self-care is important to keep your engine moving and that requires the ultimate bathing experience. Dream homes have multiple bathrooms with innovative functionalities and comfort features to offer a spa-like experience. Saunas and steam baths are standard in these spa bathrooms.

Among the common features of a luxurious bathroom are:

  • Shower with features like steam shower, rain shower, enclosed glass,
  • Heated floors
  • Towel rack and warmer
  • Soothing lights
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Walk-in showers with head-to-toe shower jets
  • Spa tub with jets, aromatherapy, and mood lights
  • A fireplace
  • A TV that can also be a mirror
  • A bidet

3. Luxury Home Gyms
It is not uncommon for luxury homes to have mind-blowing home gyms. However, these are not the run of the mill gyms. They are spacious and endowed with professional gym equipment. They have upscale gym amenities like sauna, massage area, space for gym level equipment.

Also, the home gyms have outdoor exercise spaces such as tennis and basketball courts in the backyard, and an Olympic-size pool. You can probably confuse these home gyms for high-end gyms like Equinox.

4. Indoor-outdoor living
Luxury homes offer a seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Luxury homeowners are concerned about the outdoors as much as the indoors. If you are an outdoor person, features like sprawling patios, spacious balconies, and heated swimming pools would be ideal. During nice weather, you can relax outdoors and soak up in the sun.

Among the luxury trends that have emerged today include bringing the inside out. Mimicking the look of indoors outside is a great way to create lavish exterior spaces. You can have a wall of glass that can be tucked away into a wall to bring the family room outdoor instantly. Do not forget an outdoor entertainment space and a fully-equipped kitchen.

5. Elegant Dressing Rooms
A dressing room is an owner’s private sanctuary to enjoy unlimited design potential and eliminate bedroom clutter. It is also a striking feature of the house to display one’s jewelry and garments.

A chic dressing room has impressive features like:

  • Custom cabinetry with display cases for showing off shoes, handbags, and jewelry
  • Plenty of racks
  • Large mirrors
  • An island with drawers
  • Perfect lighting
  • Vanity tables
  • A biometric lock to prevent unauthorized access

6. Customization
Dream homes are exceptional because they offer room for customization and represent “you”. Homeowners can choose things like floor plans, molding, glasswork in doors, and other architectural enhancements. Although luxury homes are about comfort and style, customization adds a touch of uniqueness to take luxury living to the next level.

In addition, in today’s tech savvy world, dream homes come with smart home features and technologies. These features allow you to control every element of your home from your iPad or remotely from an app. When coming from a long business trip overseas, you can use an app to remotely adjust the air conditioning, blinds, music, and mood lighting at the airport, so they are just what he wants when he gets home.

What’s On Your Dream Home Wish List?

Over the next 25 days, let’s start your virtual vision board for your dream home. Post pictures of the design elements you want/need in your dream home. Then, let’s work together on a plan to move your dreams to reality! Eleanor Roosevelt said it well, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Building your dream home in an incredible experience and sense of accomplishmentf or most,  and it can also be intimidating to those not familiar with the process. I would love to put my experience, passion, and exclusive personalized AAA service to work for you, to move your dreams of homeownership to reality.

Please contact me to schedule a buyer’s consultation, email me at chartese@chartesetorrence.com, or call 202.335.2315. Let’s Get Moving!