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November 29, 2017

Before choosing your dream luxury apartment plan, you need to take a close look at some of the features that upscale buyers are currently seeking. Given that an apartment is a complex commodity, some of the luxury features are less or more desirable than others, so you’ll face a choice of some pretty impressive ones.

Interior designers have come up with many laws for luxury apartments that ensure beautiful design, functionality, and appeal. Let’s review these laws and see what you should consider before designing or renovating your luxury apartment.

Law #1: Smart Home System to Control Everything

In a luxury apartment, all devices should be able to connect to the Internet. By that, I don’t mean just smartphones and TVs, but literally everything. Windows, hot water heaters, clocks, doors, bells, you name it. For some, that may sound like science fiction, but it’s not, there are many happy people who enjoy all of smart home features.

Smart home system is exactly what it sounds like: automating your ability to control everything in the apartment – from clocks to pet feeders with a voice command or one push of a button. Samsung SmartThings, for example, connects together voice assistants, lighting, cameras, doorbells, thermostats, speakers, outlets, and sensors.

Law #2: Home Security System for Protection

When it comes to the safety of your luxury apartment, the average home protection system is not enough. You need something highly sophisticated to protect your belongings. For example, FrontPoint system has been widely regarded as the most comprehensive system with unprecedented control and customization, so we’ll use it as an option.

Features of FrontPoint include:

  • Touch-screen control panel
  • Mobile app
  • Intrusion sensors
  • Cameras
  • Home automation
  • Live video streaming
  • Motion-activated alerts
  • Energy management control
  • HD & Night Vision
  • Light Controls

With a system like this, your belongings will be safe.

Law #3: Gym for Staying Fit

Staying healthy and fit is something that we all strive for, so you need to consider allowing some space for an exercise room. Given that you may not have the time to go to the gym every day, a home should be your second option, and a really good one.

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For example, you can make a large basement gym, separated home gym, or spa-like basement gym. Here are some of the toys you should have inside:

  • Weight rack
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Dumbbells
  • Elliptical cross-trainers
  • Huge plasma screen (3D-ready and stuff. You know, for watching motivational videos).

Law #4: Walk-In Shower

Most Showers are not fancy at all, they just get the job done. However, there are some upscale walk-in showers that you should definitely check out. For example, they have a wallpaper on the wall, are big enough for two, and finished with the combination of materials like marble and brass.

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Such spacious and elegant walk-in shower would be a great addition to your apartment since it provides a maximum level of comfort.

Law #5: Private Terrace for Parties

This has been one of the most prominent features of luxury apartments in the world’s capitals like New York, London, and Paris. Just imagine going through floor-to-ceiling doors of the lounge area to a spectacular private terrace with smooth terra-cotta tiles. How does that sound? Oh, and add some wooden chairs, a table, all located in a picturesque dining area.

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A private terrace is a perfect place to spend quality time with your family and friends and enjoy a leisurely meal outdoors. So, when someone from your family suggests having a party, you’ll have a place to invite friends and have a private gathering.

Law #6: Chef’s Kitchen for Tasty Meals

You know what they say, the heart of the home is the kitchen. All luxury apartments have amazing kitchens, so yours shouldn’t be an exception. “In fact, many luxury apartment buyers won’t even take a house tour if it doesn’t have a chef’s kitchen,” says Mike White, a former real estate agent from write-my-essay-for-me.com. “That’s certainly reasonable because an ordinary kitchen cannot serve a large party.”

A chef’s kitchen is much more than expensive appliances. Of course, having them is an essential requirement, but it also should feature a large island with its own prep place and sink, double ovens, heating drawers, and other advanced tools. For example, many chef’s kitchens today are designed to have a personal wood fired pizza oven cooking up to 5 pizzas at once.

Moreover, it should be very spacious, so even a couple of cooks would not find it difficult to work there.

Law #7: Walk-In Closets for Stylish Storage

So, you have lots of clothes and you need some serious storage space to organize them properly and find what you need quickly. For that, your apartment needs to have a huge walk-in closet close to your bedroom. Many apartment buildings already have them, so all you need is to design a great custom storage system.

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Some take it one step further and make their walk-in closets look really nice and classy to create a look of a very private high-end boutique. Luxury apartments provide an opportunity to design your closet, so why not use this perfect chance to put your design skills to the test, right?

Tips for planning a perfect walk-in closet

  • Choose a proper layout. Given that closets come in all shapes and sizes, be sure to review all options before selecting one. For example, a straight walk-in closet has two sides, which is perfect for sharing between two people.
  • Select a proper style. According to experienced designers, it should maximize storage space.
  • Use open spaces. If the design of your walk-in closet has some free space, you can always use extra drawers and shelves to occupy it and maximize storage capacity.
  • Use the right lighting. The closet should have quality lighting to set a proper mood and highlight the finer details of your clothing.                  

Time to Design

Follow these laws to make your apartment spectacular and enjoy being a designer!

Tom Jager is professional blogger. He works at Awriter.  He has degree in Law and English literature. Tom has written numerous articles/online journals. You can reach him at G+  or  Facebook.

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