Last Updated on October 24, 2023
Homeowners are spending more and more time at home, as a growing number of individuals work from home. In today’s post-pandemic world, the ultimate in luxury home design aims to couple sophistication and functionality at every turn. Keep reading to find out what’s trending in luxury homes today.
Outdoor living space
Outdoor living space is high on luxury buyers’ wish lists as the desire to entertain and relax outdoors only continues to grow, post-pandemic. Luxury buyers are looking for an outdoor living space that’s an extension of their indoor space, with floor-to-ceiling glass bifolding doors high in priority. A mix of gathering spaces, including a spot to share a meal, a comfortable place to sit, and outdoor kitchen and fireplace and even a saltwater pool complete are all desirable.
Who needs a day at a 5-star resort when you can simply retreat to your bathroom? Featuring soaking tubs, steam showers, heated floors and smart home automation, luxury bathrooms can easily rival a day at the most relaxing spa, offering the utmost in comfort and relaxation.
The swankiest of home gyms come complete with an indoor lap pool, hot yoga room, sauna, and plenty of room for equipment. For those seeking the ultimate luxury, cold-plunge pools are growing in popularity, as they are said to have many mental and physical benefits.
As interest and popularity in wine only continues to escalate, the wine cellar has been replaced with a wine room. While a traditional wine cellar is usually located in a dark, climate-controlled space like a large closet or basement, wine rooms are designed as a space to store a large collection of about 300-500 bottles, and also double as another place to entertain.
The smart home market is on pace to reach a massive $35 million in 2023, signaling the popularity of this growing trend. With the goal to save homeowners time and simplify daily tasks, smart home appliances, thermostats, home security and monitoring, and entertainment are all coveted in luxury homes these days.
A far cry from minimalism, quiet luxury is all about investing in high-quality materials and finishes that will stand the test of time. This aesthetic, which has quickly gained in popularity over the last few years, thanks to the hit show, Succession, is a more refined expression of luxury. Put simply, quiet luxury is effortless.
In all price points, but especially with luxury homes, homeowners and buyers alike are seeking flexible and multi-functional spaces to suit their family’s evolving needs. Customizable workspaces, transformative furniture and open concept living are high on the list of must haves when marrying form and function.