More often than not people who live luxury lifestyles also live in luxury homes. Routinely the focal point of their lives is a home that leaves an immediate positive impact when compared to most others. This “wow factor” can be generated by high end finishing, features and thoughtful personal touches. While money is certainly required to make this happen, spending does not have to be extravagant. Careful thought is often more important.
Think about your home as a recipe. Knowing what to add and knowing how each individual item will work with the other ingredients is as important to tasty food as it is to a tastefully presented luxury waterfront real estate listings with great views. Too much can be overpowering and too little can leave bland impressions. Knowing what look you want to create and knowing where to start are important first steps. Time spent in detailed planning will be seldom wasted.
Contemporary, traditional, European, West Coast or modern. These are but a few of the many choices. What inspires you? What makes you feel most comfortable? Calm or dramatic? What drives you and gives you a sense of satisfaction and belonging? These are just a few of the questions to ponder before developing a plan to renovate or build new.
Many different elements can be combined in a home to provide a cohesive blend that works well together to provide an impactful style statement. Think about walking into your home through the front door. Does the first impression generate an inviting appeal? Open floor plans, high ceilings and warm paint colors often can be used effectively to create such an effect. Layered lighting that combines both generated and natural lighting is also often quite effective. Entrance way tile, crown moulding and wainscoting can be combined with personal touches like wall sconces and mirrors to provide additional ambience.
The kitchen is almost always a hub and focal point in a home. Culinary practicalities can be provided through layout, features and appliances. Cabinet style, composition and color all need to be carefully chosen along with counter composition and color. Backsplash, tile and paint should effectively pull everything together into a cohesive visual statement. The great room, dining room, pantry and other eating and entertaining areas should seamlessly connect to this central feature. Browse through Crown Isle full featured real estate listings and you will see many of these features.
Perhaps next most important is your personal space – The master bedroom with its own bathroom and walk in closet. Free standing tubs, glassed in showers, breathtaking tile and classic fixtures can all be part of this important space. Don’t forget storage spaces.
Of course there are many other rooms and features to consider such as, perhaps, a home theatre room and wine cellar to add to the luxurious atmosphere of your captivating home.
Brett Cairns is a Realtor with REMAX Ocean Pacific Realty and he goes Above & Beyond for clients to meet their real estate needs. Brett is also active informing and updating people on the Comox Valley luxury homes market. His office is located in the town of Comox in the Comox Valley region of Vancouver Island.
Published by Brett Cairns