Luxe living: the top five trends
Our homes are our sanctuaries – and more and more of us are turning to luxury living to strike a balance between busy work commitments, family obligations and our social lives.
From home automation technology and inclusions that make rest and relaxation a breeze, to wine cellars and home cinemas, homeowners are investing heavily in features that make life simpler and foster a greater sense of wellbeing.
Here are Mont’s five top trends for luxury living:
Location, location, location! It’s long been the rule of thumb for real estate decision-making and we are lucky enough to live in a neighbourhood with plenty of beautiful surrounds. Buyers are drawn to homes that bring them closer to nature, whether through stunning waterfront views of the Swan River, a bush outlook of Point Walter Golf Course or close proximity to spectacular sights and recreation opportunities at Blackwall Reach, Bicton Baths and Heathcote.
Having a private wine cellar is the ultimate indulgence, and dedicating space to the proper storage and display of your wine collection is becoming more commonplace in our city’s most exquisite homes. If a cellar is at the top of your luxe list, give consideration to location, temperature and humidity to ensure the longevity of your collection is not compromised. As well as opting for beautiful display options for your vino, you may want to make your cellar a multi-functional entertaining area for a truly immersive experience.
With a bit of foresight in a new build, a basement can herald a range of extra opportunities and help boost the status of a home from extravagant to truly epic. Basements can cater for a multitude of purposes including garaging for multiple vehicles (or a car collection if you’re fortunate enough to have one), a workshop for those who like to tinker, a ‘man cave’ entertaining space, home gymnasium or games room. The options really are endless.
Luxe living is synonymous with high-tech, home automation features that make for an easier life. From security to heating and cooling temperature controls, lighting, appliances, entertainment systems, the robot vacuum cleaner and sprinkler irrigation systems – everything can be operated remotely at the touch of your smartphone.