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When you are planning your modern custom home, there are a number of elements that you can incorporate to add style and comfort. These features will enhance your day-to-day living and make your home more comfortable and fun for entertaining guests. Additionally, when you are ready to sell, these popular improvements will increase the value of your home.
In a study of luxury real estate by Coldwell Banker, open floor plans are one of the top features that are becoming increasingly important for homebuyers. Modern homes embrace expansive and airy, open rooms, and use as few walls as possible. Instead, they incorporate screens, partitions, panels, glass, and split levels to create an open layout that lets light through. This gorgeous setting is inviting to homeowners and guests and creates a sense of continuity and harmony throughout the home.
For people who crave a place to relax away from the busy outside world, you can design bathrooms within your home that are elegant sanctuaries. Spa-like modern bathrooms can include heated towel warmers, deep soaking tubs, curbless steam showers, chic lighting, electronic controls that allow you to preset sprays, temperature, music, and steam settings. All these deluxe amenities can make your bathroom so luxurious, you may never want to leave.
As we’ve discussed previously in our blog, stylish staircases have become a must-have for a modern look. At the top of the list for our clients’ modern dream homes? Floating staircases. In this design, risers tend to be absent and instead have treads affixed directly to the wall – creating the impression that each step is floating, and free of any framework or suspension. Not only do floating staircases create a gorgeous statement, but they occupy very little space compared to the traditional alternative, and open up otherwise wasted square footage beneath them.
Technological innovation is a key component of our clients’ dream homes. Silicon Valley homeowners want wireless home automation devices incorporated into their homes for convenience, security, and energy efficiency. Through a smart phone, homeowners can easily adjust security cameras, alarm systems, appliances, lighting, home entertainment centers, and utilities from any remote location. Full automation and a wired home environment will increase the value of your property since it’s proven to be another highly-desired feature by luxury homebuyers.
The kitchen is at the heart of any home – and luxurious, high-quality amenities are key for those looking to relax and entertain in this space. Equip your kitchen with specialty features such as sleek restaurant-quality appliances, large pantries, wine refrigeration, warming drawers, double dishwashers, and point-of-service refrigeration for seamless serving. With these touches, it makes it easy to bring in a hired chef or caterer, making entertaining will be a treat for everyone.
Carefully deciding on amenities for your custom home will result in luxury you love. Today’s modern living combines flair and simplicity. By incorporating these design trends, you can improve your home’s value, entertain your guests in style, and enjoy your space to the fullest.
Want to learn more about how Clarum can help you build the modern home of your dreams? Give us a call at 650.322.7069 today.