If you’ve considered purchasing a luxury home, you’ve no doubt thought about building one. Homebuyers in the luxury market often choose new construction because they want the ability to customize their home. If you build your own home, you can ensure all the features you want are included. Here are some differences to expect when purchasing a luxury home.
Beyond the home, homeowners can expect the luxury of better and bigger amenities. New subdivisions often have similar features, but luxury homes often go beyond the standard community pool. The amenities may include:
- Golf course access
- Tennis courts
- Fitness area
- Private beach club or access
Homes all have standard features, but what is different about luxury homes are the types of materials and the details that are used. Luxury homes come with many high-end finishes including:
- High-end hardware in bathrooms and kitchens
- State-of-the-art appliances
- Marble or granite countertops
- High-end flooring such as marble tile or teak, mahogany or cherry hardwood
As essential as price point and location are to luxury home buyers, privacy is a key factor for luxury home communities. Even non-celebrities value their privacy. Gates and fences designed to keep out others while maintaining your view are added to many luxury homes.
Many luxury homes come with extras you won’t see in standard build jobs. Some extras are location dependent but may include:
- Mud rooms
- Dressing room
- Outdoor showers
- Exercise room
- Boat lifts
- Outdoor kitchens
- Separate laundry room
- Home theatre
- Pool house
If you’re interested in building a luxury home, consider all the available features that differentiate standard homes from luxury ones. New construction has become popular even in the luxury home sector. A luxury home builder should be well versed in the features luxury home buyers are most interested in.