7 Amenities Luxury Home Buyers Expect

7 Amenities Luxury Home Buyers Expect

7 Amenities Luxury Home Buyers Expect

3 June 2020
Real Estate, Blog

Luxury home buyers have high expectations, and it shows in the types of luxury amenities they want in a new home. While a high-end kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances is de rigueur these days, there are plenty of other amenities that may surprise you. 

1. Spa Bath 

Luxury buyers want a spa-like bathroom. More than his and her sinks, they are looking for homes with opulent steam showers, deep soaking tubs, and even massage tables. 

2. Pool 

Pools have been a favorite luxury addition for decades, but they are on the rise. In fact, the global pandemic saw an unprecedented increase in demand as buyers see the value of having a pool if (or when) another stay-in-place order comes into play. 

3. Bowling Alley 

Heading off to a bowling alley on a Saturday night can lead to a fun night, but staying home to go bowling is even better. Having a bowling lane or two in your basement is the epitome of luxury and is very in fashion right now. A regulation lane needs about 100 feet, but there are many lanes that are adjusted to fit. In fact, duckpin bowling can be played on a lane as short as 35 feet. 

4. Home Gym 

Luxury home buyers are looking for a home gym. A stationary bike in the master bedroom or a weight set in the garage is not enough, however. Indoor basketball courts, Pilates studio spaces, and full-size gyms are more to their liking. In fact, Dwayne Johnson, A.K.A. The Rock, has a full-service gym, including 50,000 pounds of equipment at each of his houses. The space allows him to concentrate on his early morning workouts without being constantly asked for selfies. 

5. Seclusion 

Luxury buyers are also looking for seclusion. Whether it's in a gated community, on rolling acreage, or on a private beach, they value both exclusivity and privacy. 

6. Technology 

Tech is always high on the list of "must-haves" for luxury buyers. They want to operate everything in their home from their smartphone, even when they are thousands of miles away.  

7. Home Theater 

Between the rise of streaming and the pandemic, the movie industry has been hit hard. As more theaters close — temporarily or permanently — luxury home buyers are looking for houses that have existing home theaters or space to install one. 

Luxury home buyers demand top-notch products and materials as well as design trends that are ahead of the curve.  

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