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Luxury Home Trends



The trend in luxury homes is toward spacious, light-filled, and livable environments. Many luxury homes utilize stacked stone, cedar shake accents, as much open square footage as possible, high ceilings, dramatic angles, fewer walls and more columns, and larger living spaces.


Many luxury homes also have a computer/study stations, library, home office, terrace levels or ground levels that serve as entertainment and exercise centers, in-law suites, hobby areas or game rooms.


Many executive homes have a built-in desk and cabinet between the kitchen and garage to serve as a handy home management center for mail and bills.


Master suites usually have a sitting room and bedrooms that are cozier than that of standard homes. Highly organized closets have replaced oversize chests and dressers, leaving the room less cluttered.



Bathrooms are stunning with marble and tile, but only spacious enough to meet the homeowners needs, and usually include double vanities, a separate glass shower, water closet and garden tub.



The emphasis is on high quality materials, with brushed nickel used more often than bright brass or gold fixtures these days. Quality materials are used throughout the house.


The kitchen area utilizes professional stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors from Brazilian mahogany to wide plank pine. Tumbled marble, limestone, and imported tile can be seen in kitchens, foyers, baths, and terrace level wine cellars.



Due to the casual living phenomenon there is more emphasis on the kitchen and family living space.



Connecting a kitchen, breakfast room and small den or keeping room is important to families, because that is where they will spend most of their time.


The kitchen areas are now warmer and friendlier than those of the past.


Many are inspired by Tuscan, French or English homes with natural stone and wood materials. The wood cabinets are classic and age well which is important in a kitchen.


Many use natural colors and materials, warm earth tones and muted greens which are calming and very easy to live with. The hues are softer, more grayed, buff, putty, or ivory instead of white. Bright yellow is muted to gold, the reds are browner and the greens are more gray-the kind of colors you find in old European estates.



Instead of stark white ceilings, people are using faux glazing to add softness and height.



Wrought Iron Banisters on the interior staircase, barn wood paneling, coffered ceilings, stacked stone fireplaces, bronze or pewter hardware is also common.


Extending the kitchen or Family Room into the outdoors through a covered or screened porch, deck, or garden with a seating area, small breakfast table, ceiling fans, scones for candles, an outdoor fireplace, hammock or swing with cushions are also quite popular.


Bringing the outdoors inside is always a great way to liven up a home with color.


Space and high speed wiring and media rooms are one of the hottest trends in luxury housing.


New Digital light projectors can project a DVD, video game or image from the Internet onto a wall sized screen with super high resolution.



Bowed windows and granite or other high value materials for the countertops are also quite popular.



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The above article was written by Thomas (TJ) Underwood.   Thomas (TJ) Underwood is an active real estate broker in the state of Georgia and is the writer behind The Wealth Increaser, Home Buyer 411,  Home Seller 411, The 3 Step Structured Approach to Managing Your Finances, Managing & Improving Your Credit & Finances for this MILLENNIUM and CREDIT & FINANCE IMPROVEMENT MADE EASY—FREE GUIDE. 

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Thomas (TJ) Underwood has been providing financial advice as a tax practitioner since the mid 1980’s and began his financial planning career (while earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration/Finance/Marketing), in Detroit at Wayne State University.  From 2010 up to the present he continues to provide visitors timely personal finance and wealth building advice and articles—including real estate advice—on 3 sites that he has created since 2010. 

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