Your house can be a home that exudes luxury to you and to others. It will need to be attractive and elegant and create the right impression to appeal to others. Getting this combination right takes a bit of thought and planning. Here are a few of the more important elements to elevate your home to this level.
1. Buy in the Right Area
It is often said that you are with whom you associate. The same holds true for homes and properties. Where your home is located can either positively or negatively affect its current and resale value.
Choose your location and neighbourhood wisely and carefully. Research the specific property’s features and restrictions to determine if it will meet your needs. Ensure that you also find out what is located on and planned for the properties nearby. Luxury homes should have luxury homes as neighbours to help preserve and build value.
2. Have Mainstream Appeal
Tastes are as different as the people who have them. Avoid buying a home that is too trendy, eclectic or personalized. Look for one with classic features and timeless elegance to maximize value now and in the future.
When you view the home bring along someone you trust and get a second opinion on the overall appeal. Objective inputs are helpful with the emotionally charged process of buying a home. These second sober thoughts may help you avoid a big financial mistake.
3. Take Quality over Quantity
Find out who built the home and check the reputation of the builder. Just about anyone can build a home but not everyone can build a luxury home that creates a terrific first impression, has widespread appeal, and stands the test of time.
A large home that is built by an average builder may appear grandiose at first blush. But when you look deeper into what the home has to offer, the lack of quality will often become obvious. Choose a home that is built with high quality finishing by a high end builder to avoid future problems.
4. Choose Open and Airy
Most discerning buyers are looking for open concept homes. Floor plans should be both functional and practical. Centrally located and focused great rooms with direct access to other main living and entertainment spaces are becoming increasingly popular.
Homes that are bright and airy can generate warmth and a welcoming feeling inside. Features such as elegant entrances, high ceilings and an abundance of windows to let natural light flow through the home can all add to the ambiance preferred by most people.
Luxury homes are built in many parts of the world but not all locations offer luxury and quality of life. Search real estate options throughout the Comox Valley to find luxury homes of all types in great locations as well as quality of life options that are unrivaled in many parts of the world.