Do you own a luxury home that you’re hoping to take to the next level? Do you want to make some renovations and additions that make sense to an upmarket home? If so, there are plenty of routes you can go, as there’s no shortage of design ideas and features worth considering. So let’s help you narrow down your choices and look at four great additions that every upmarket home needs. These additions could transform the way you view and use your home.
It’s Time for a Massive Kitchen Overhaul
This first tip shouldn’t come as a surprise, as kitchens tend to be the most popular room to renovate in the house regardless of the home’s value. The fact is that the kitchen is a well-used room, so it needs to serve a purpose yet be comfortable and accommodating. A kitchen overhaul may include such things as custom cabinets, new countertops, installing a high-end backsplash, updated lighting, fresh flooring, and a new color palette.
If these suggestions don’t feel exciting enough and won’t give you the upmarket vibe you’re looking for, then it may be time to consider a new layout or even expanding the kitchen if possible. Any time you change the footprint of the home, it’s going to have a profound effect on the space.
A few tips to keep in mind when undergoing a massive kitchen renovation include:
- Choose high-end, high-performing materials that are durable and low-maintenance.
- Be mindful of the color palette, choosing something that feels elegant.
- Include unique features to make the design feel personalized.
- Capitalize on the natural lighting in the space – it makes it feel fresher, bigger, and more modern.
Crown Molding Works in All Areas of the Home
What if you like your current color palette but need a way to make each room look more elegant? Designers often recommend crown molding, which is not only an upmarket feature but helps to add architectural interest to a home.
You may also want to install a chair rail, which features a piece of molding or a strip of molding that is placed horizontally around the room(s). The standard placement is chair height, but you can experiment with other heights too.
Don’t Underestimate the Power of Décor
When designing fresh spaces in the home it’s easy to focus on the big picture improvements, such as new flooring, painting, and finishes but don’t forget to also consider décor. Décor will bring the space together and give it a sense of sophistication.
Some great décor pieces to include in the makeover can include:
- Oversized mirrors with unique features
- Wall paintings, hangings, and artwork
- Area rugs
- Sculptures, statues, and other art pieces
- Fresh-cut flower displays
Elevate the Outdoors with Key Landscaping and Recreational Features
A lot of emphases is placed on the interior of an upmarket home, but don’t forget that to pull the design concept together, you also need to elevate the exterior. This will create flow between the indoors and outdoors and make the home feel that much more elegant and sophisticated. As for the specifics, it will depend largely on how much land you’re working with, as you may need to keep the renovations small and compact, or you may have a more ambitious and complex design in mind.
Some of the great features you can add to the outdoors include a pool complete with stunning landscaping that highlights all the best features in the yard. Choose high-end materials for decking or patio surrounding the pool, create different relaxation zones, and pick a pool shape and design that looks customized and not your typical option.
Live an active lifestyle? If so, you need an activity-based feature in the yard, such as a tennis court. Tennis court construction needs to be done by a reputable company so you get high-end professional-looking results. It also means you’ll have years’ worth of fun to look forward to.
For those who entertain regularly, an outdoor kitchen should be on the list of must-haves. This is how you embrace the outdoor living concept that is so stylish right now. Dedicate as much space as possible to the outdoor kitchen area, especially when it comes to seating so that it’s practical, functional, and eye-catching.
No matter your exterior plans, be sure to finish it with a sense of privacy. This is especially important if your neighbors are close, as it will give a sense of a private oasis. Privacy can be achieved through fencing, large fast-growing shrubs and trees, a gazebo, screening, and more.
These additions are perfect for any upmarket home.