If you own a luxury home (or if you’re thinking about buying or selling one) it is important to understand some of the best and most interesting trends for 2016. Some of them are relatively simple, but others are something straight out of a movie. Here are five luxury home trends for the new year that will increase the value of your home and improve its overall comfort.
#1 – The Underground Garage
Whether or not you’re low on yard space, an underground garage is an amazing idea. The garage space should be nearly invisible on the outside of the home, and it should also feature ground-level, covered parking. In fact, if you want to go all out, you could install your ground-level parking spaces as hydraulic elevators to effectively move your vehicles up and down and create even more outdoor living space. To kick it up yet another notch on the value scale, consider building a wine cellar in your underground garage.
#2 – Outdoor Rooms
These days, outdoor living is a growing trend and one you should capitalize on. Outdoor kitchens are increasingly popular, but so are immaculate treehouses for the kids, contemporary dining areas, spacious gazebos with pergolas, and more. These spaces can add a lot of value to your luxury home whether you are planning to sell or just add more livable space to your property.
Infinity pools are absolutely breathtaking, and while you can place them just about anywhere, they are especially beautiful in the Denver area and incredibly comforting during the hot summer months. They give an “infinite” illusion, and in many cases, it appears that the water spills right over the edge of the pool. You can dress it up with some creative LED lighting and create a stunning aesthetic display.
#4 – Glass Walls
In 2016, floor-to-ceiling windows will be a huge trend, especially in kitchens and family areas. With the right design and some careful planning, you can effectively make parts of your home feel like the outdoors. By connecting the interior of your home with your yard, not only do you create a welcoming atmosphere, but you also create an illusion of a much larger space.
#5 – Indoor Gardens
Finally, indoor gardens are making a huge comeback recently – and for good reason. Experts claim that having an indoor garden reduces air pollution in your home significantly. What’s more, with today’s focus on “going green”, bringing some flora into your home is a wonderful idea. Use greenery in your décor as often as you can, and if possible, you can even grow a full-on garden in a sunny room. It’s a wonderful way to protect the environment and provide fresh, healthy food for your family.
All of these ideas can help you transform your luxury home into the perfect living space, whether you want to personalize it for yourself or modernize it before you sell. Not only do they provide aesthetic appeal, but they can also increase the value of your home at the same time.