Luxury Home Renovations
Renovating your home can be a great opportunity to not only update and modernize, but also introduce luxury home renovations into your space. If you have the means to undergo a high-end remodel in New York City, give yourself ample time to dream up all the luxuries you may want, then slowly start prioritizing your list to determine which ones will ultimately end up being included in your renovation.
Ideas for Luxury Home Renovations
As design experts at NYKB, we’ve put together some common features that have proven popular in our many years of creating luxury interiors around NYC!
1. Modern Kitchen
One of the best luxury home features is a modern kitchen. Because the kitchen is the heart of every home, redesigning and remodeling your kitchen can be a breath of fresh air for the entire space! One way to take your kitchen remodel from ordinary to extraordinary is to invest in upscale kitchen appliances. Top-of-the-line appliances from brand names such as Wolf, Aga, and Viking, are not only a high quality upgrade to your kitchen, but can also help to increase your home’s value overall! In addition to high-end appliances, another great way to give your kitchen a luxurious feel is to consider the “hidden kitchen”, which in essence means hiding or camouflaging certain appliances to blend in with your cabinetry. This trend has been in vogue for many years, and though it began in sleek, minimalist modern homes, it has become an increasingly popular trend in all styles of luxury kitchens. You can decide how much is shown, and how much you’d like to be integrated. Hidden behind the coordinated walls of cabinets can be anything from small machines like state-of-the-art coffee stations, to large appliances like a refrigerator or freezer. Incorporating accent shelves will break up the expanse of cabinetry and allow room to display your favorite items!
2. Bathroom Update
Another one of our best luxury home ideas that you can implement is a bathroom remodel! Not only does updating your bathroom ensure that the plumbing is up to date and up to code, but it also gives you the opportunity to incorporate new modern elements such as recessed lighting and updated modern tiling, bringing a real sense of luxury to your space!
For instance, subway tiles, though classic, can be updated by utilizing them in unique ways. Laying them on an angle or in a herringbone pattern, and utilizing dark or colored grout is a great way to update a classic style!
Small changes like choosing different fixtures and a new shower head can also have big impacts on the luxurious feel of your bathroom, by making it feel less standard and more spa-like. And while you wouldn’t be wrong to think that large 6-jet jacuzzis are the height of luxury, what’s also trending these days are large showers, steam showers, standalone feature tubs, sleek cabinetry, marble counters and floors, under-floor heating, heated towel rails, and saunas.
3. Luxury Home Features
The following luxury home features will go a long way in adding grandeur to your home:
Smart Home Automation
In the age of technology, integrating smart home automation into your luxury home remodel is not just a trend; it’s a necessity. Imagine controlling your home’s lighting, climate, security, and entertainment systems with a simple voice command or a tap on your smartphone. This level of convenience and efficiency is what smart home automation brings to the table. When you integrate smart appliances into your smart home, your home management can be ultimately luxurious.
A smart home system can set the mood by adjusting the lighting to match your preferences, whether it’s a cozy evening at home or a vibrant party with friends. You can also optimize energy usage by remotely managing your heating and cooling systems, ultimately reducing utility bills. And when it comes to security, smart cameras and alarm systems offer peace of mind by ensuring your property is safe and accessible from anywhere.
Additionally, integrating smart technology seamlessly into your luxury home interior design is a crucial part of maintaining the aesthetic appeal of your space. You can hide wires and control panels, ensuring that your home remains both stylish and technologically advanced. Whether you’re a tech enthusiast or simply looking for the ultimate in convenience, smart home automation is a must-have feature for high end home renovations.
A walk-in closet is the epitome of luxury and practicality in a home renovation. It’s not just a storage space; it’s a personalized boutique for your wardrobe. Imagine having dedicated shelves, racks, and drawers for all your clothing and accessories, perfectly organized to showcase your style.
Customization is key when designing your walk-in closet. You can choose the finest materials, such as high-quality wood finishes, elegant lighting fixtures, and full-length mirrors to create a dressing room that feels like a private fashion sanctuary. Incorporating built-in features like shoe shelves, jewelry drawers, and pull-out valet rods ensures that every inch of your closet is optimized for functionality and style.
A well-designed walk-in custom closet also adds value to your home, as it’s a sought-after feature for potential buyers. Whether you’re a fashion aficionado or simply would like a clutter-free and organized space, walk-in closets are luxury home upgrades that offer both indulgence and practicality.
Luxury Outdoor Living Space
Your luxury home remodel shouldn’t be limited to the indoors; your outdoor living space deserves the same attention and grandeur. Transform your backyard into a luxurious oasis where you can relax, entertain, and bask in the beauty of nature without compromising on comfort and style.
To create the perfect outdoor living space, consider adding features like a spacious patio with high-end outdoor furniture, a gourmet kitchen with a grill and bar, and a cozy fireplace or fire pit for cool evenings. Incorporate lush landscaping, including exotic plants, trees, and water features, to enhance the ambiance and provide a sense of tranquility.
For the ultimate in luxury home additions, you can install a heated swimming pool and a spa, complete with mood lighting and water features. Additionally, outdoor entertainment systems, such as a state-of-the-art sound system and outdoor theater, can elevate your outdoor experience to new heights.
A luxury outdoor living space allows you to extend your living area into the open air, providing a haven for relaxation and entertainment. It’s the perfect place to host gatherings, enjoy meals al fresco, or simply unwind in style while embracing the beauty of the great outdoors.
Wooden flooring is a luxury home improvement that can make a space feel warm and inviting, while also classy and luxurious. Polished wood reflects light beautifully, making even small apartments feel large, spacious and opulent! Wooden flooring affects the feel of a room so much that it is an extremely powerful living room upgrade idea independent of other upgrades and features. Hardwood flooring offers a reliable guarantee of how it will perform and how it will look. Just like with any luxury home renovations, you want to be sure that you are making a good investment with your flooring. It should retain its value well; cost a reasonable price for materials, installation, and maintenance; and meet your style, budget, and lifestyle needs. It’s an indulgence in that you might be able to find a similar look in a less expensive ‘fake’ product, but fake does not compare in quality to the real deal.
The luxury of hardwood flooring is determined by its exclusivity, namely through look, presentation, value, quality, and service that you’ll receive. If hardwood floors are perhaps a little outside of your budget, but you’d still like the same luxurious feel, consider Luxury Vinyl Planks (LVP). While hardwood floors are just that (made from oak, maple, or sometimes a wood composite), LVP consist of several layers, which include a protective wear layer, the wood-look design, vinyl core, and attached backing on some products. It is an incredible simulation of real hardwood, but is actually a tile that can be easily glued down and snapped into place! For more information on what would work best for your ideal home, reach out to our home interior designers to schedule a consultation.
4. Play With Texture
Texture is one aspect of home design that can often be overlooked, but it plays a key role in the overall look and feel of your space. Texture can mean many things when discussed in the context of interior design, and is traditionally defined as “the sensations caused by the external surface of objects received through the sense of touch.” How do we react to touching things; are they soft or rough? But it can also apply to the visual texture throughout the space, meaning that texture helps to pull visual weight evenly throughout the room. While rough textures tend to feel more intimate, smooth textures are more formal. By putting a smooth texture directly next to a surface that’s rough, you’ll make the rough object stand out more and seem weightier than if you space them apart.
Texture can help create balance throughout the room and provide contrast to help the eye settle in one place.
Using heavily contrasting textures in a monochrome space will help create a sense of harmony, and elevate the singular color palette even more!
One super unique way to play with texture in your home is to incorporate Venetian plaster. One of our favorite brand partners is DecorFin, New York City’s premier luxury wall-finishing company. While DecorFin is a national company, their showroom is located right here in NYC. They offer some of the best ways to bring high-end finishes to your home, upping the level of luxury. Their incredible wall finishing can add subtle or overt texture to almost any surface of your home in the custom color of your choice. For some extra texturized luxury in your new renovation, talk to us about how you can utilize Venetian plaster!
5. High-Quality Materials
Nothing upgrades a luxury home remodel more than using very high-quality materials! Granite, quartz, and marble are all incredible choices for both kitchens and bathrooms for tiling, countertops, and accents, due to their longevity, beauty, and time-tested performance. While many people believe a renovation should be done at the lowest cost possible, we disagree. In reality, spending a little bit more to upgrade to high-end building materials can add several times that amount of value to the property. Not only that, but even before you are ready to sell (if you plan on selling at all!) you will enjoy the fruits of your investments in quality.
Quality features and high-end finishes add immediate comfort and exclusivity to surroundings, so you can relax and spend time enjoying your home as soon as the renovations are finished. High-quality materials extend to cabinetry, fixtures, flooring, appliances, stone, and more. While not everything has to be top of the line, choosing materials that are well made and of a higher standard will more likely ensure that your investment lasts longer than their cheaper counterparts. Choosing better materials can also mean lower maintenance and repairs because of the higher cost upfront! So while things may be slightly more expensive in the short term, in the long run, you are investing in your happiness and your home.
Plan Your Luxury Home Renovations
Have any of these ideas sparked your imagination? Ready to get your luxury renovation underway? Get in touch with NYKB today to discuss how our luxury home remodeling experts can make your home the luxurious oasis you’ve been dreaming of. With over 20 years of experience improving luxury homes in New York, we at NYKB have what it takes to make your home perfect.