In our current economy we realize most consumers building new homes aren't building luxurious ramblers, but it's always fun to see magnificent homes and all the fabulous details and products that go into them. You might not be building a replica of the Vanderbilt Mansion, but you can always take one or two of these extraordinary details and apply them to your new home to add that luxurious touch throughout.
It is easy to incorporate luxury into your master bath with the wide selection of fixtures and accessories available. Depending on your budget you can go from adding a custom spa shower and/or soaking tub and radiant flooring to simpler, yet pampering accents like heated towel racks, steam-free mirrors, multi-functional showerheads or a bidet. You can easily achieve a luxurious design by adding a bronze, natural stone or glass vessel sink and elegant faucet and combining materials like natural stone, metals, glass and handcrafted tiles to create a stunning look that is also durable.
If you have an open living space you can create a stunning design by adding unique ceiling treatments, decorative columns and millwork. Try changing the flooring from wood to stone to tile in different areas to create a custom design. And don't forget to incorporate a fireplace into your design. With so many hearth and high-quality stone products available you can create a gorgeous, authentic looking stone or brick fireplace.
Architectural ceiling treatments and millwork make it easy for you to enhance the look and design of your home's interior. New materials such as faux wood, urethane millwork, PVC trim and plaster are eco-friendly, lightweight, affordable and very versatile, so you can easily dress up any room in your new home. For example, you can add height and create architectural interest to a room by adding a tray ceiling. For a more elegant, custom design add crown molding and faux medallions.
No matter how you slice it, your kitchen is one of the most expensive rooms in your home to design, especially if you are trying to create a professionally designed space with all the latest appliances, fixtures and cabinetry. Thanks to new and innovative products like solid surface countertops, bamboo and cork flooring and interior columns and millwork you can create a luxurious, custom design. If space allows try to incorporate a kitchen island into your design. Not only will it add functionality, but it can really enhance the look of your kitchen by choosing interesting door styles, details, dramatic colors and finishes that complement, rather than match your main cabinetry.
One of the hottest trends in new home construction is the extension of the home into the outdoors. The new must-have for the luxury homeowner is an outdoor space with pool, fireplace, plush furniture and pillows, pergolas and a state-of-the art kitchen. Outdoor kitchens are now built with a variety of features, like side burners, warming drawers, refrigerators, beer taps and beverage/cocktail centers designed for entertaining. You can incorporate some of these upscale features in any home design if you plan accordingly and stick to a budget.