A few luxury home upgrades added to a remodeling project can make home life much more enjoyable and increase the home’s value. While there are a multitude of custom upgrades to consider, choosing those that will increase your home’s resale value will pay off generously when it comes time to sell. The following are some sweet indulgences that will also provide a good return on the investment.
Radiant Heat Flooring
Radiant heat bathroom flooring puts an end to cold feet in the mornings. It consists of either thin, electrical resistance elements or fluid flowing through pipes which are installed beneath the flooring. A variety of designs exist to meet the requirements of different flooring types. The systems are thermostatically controlled and some include timers. Radiant heating is quite efficient and can help reduce energy consumption. As a result, a return on the investment is realized almost immediately. It can also curtail the growth of mold in damp areas such as bathrooms.
Skylights Highlight Luxury
Skylights are not only beautiful, providing exquisite views of the sky during daytime and stars at night; they offer a host of other benefits. They provide natural light which enhances the aesthetics of the home by
- Enhancing colors
- Defining spaces
- Highlighting the architectural details of the home’s interior
Skylights offer an alternative to artificial lighting and can reduce energy consumption by as much as 10 percent. Some types open and close to provide ventilation and can help lower the cost of heating and cooling as well. The costs can range between $500 and $3500.
Master Suite, Walk-in Closets & Spa-Like Bath
Master bedroom suites with spa-like bathrooms are typical of luxury homes. Consider adding heated towel bars that warm your towel or bathrobe to a nice cozy temperature. His and her sinks in a luxurious vanity are typical. Walk-in closets fitted with custom built-in cabinetry that maximizes storage is an elegant touch.
Luxury Home Upgrades for Electronics & Media
With the number of computers, audio/visual components and other tech gadgets, homes need to accommodate our growing need for convenient outlets. Managing unsightly cords, especially for luxury homes, is a must. Design plans should take into consideration the need for wifi access throughout the house. If you have the space, add a media room — a place dedicated to viewing movies in a theatre-style setting — that includes a big screen and plush chairs.
One of the many benefits of living in the San Francisco Bay Area is our proximity to wine growing regions such as Napa Valley, Sonoma County and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Many of our clients have extensive wine collections, and adequate storage is an important consideration. A popular luxury home addition is a wine cooler near the kitchen as well as a wine cellar or dedicated area that’s temperature controlled.
Valley Home Builders are specialists in home remodeling. Our award-winning team of designers, architects and engineers take pride in quality craftsmanship. Valley Home Builders offers a complete line of services, from simple updates to new construction. Give us a call for a free consultation with no obligations at (408) 248-8000.
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