Luxury Home Features That Boost Home Worth

Barry Cohen

Discerning buyers desire the latest in home innovations for their private spaces. While personal tastes differ amongst those who can cater to their dreams, certain features are trending in luxury real estate. Toronto sellers should highlight these in their listings if applicable to their property.​​​​​​​

Illuminating Sunrooms

Today’s sunrooms focus on comfort and style. The relaxing areas are lovely for entertaining or cozying up with the morning cup of coffee. A custom four-season sunroom that uses high-efficiency glass and heating and cooling systems is a preferred. The sunroom should blend into the home’s ambience. A custom-built space is better than a pre-fab or previously enclosed screened porch.

First-class Entertainment

The home theatre trend continues strong. Sound-proofing, high-end projectors, quality surround sound and luxurious reclining chairs set these home theatre spaces apart. A popcorn machine and bar area elevates a home theatre to the next level. Luxury homebuyers want to enjoy the movie experience without leaving home.

Outdoor Entertaining Area

Picturesque Fire Pits Are a Must-have Outdoor Feature. The Gathering Area Should Have Plenty of Seating and a Upscale Design Matching the Architecture of the Home. Fire Pits Placed Near and Around Pools Are Popular as a Way to Warm Up After a Swim.

Personal Home Bars

Dedicated space for wining and dining guests is a must-have. The home bar entertaining space should accommodate several guests comfortably. While styles range widely, from a sports bar vibe to a high-end Manhattan lounge, a luxurious home bar already available is a selling feature.

Decorative Tile

The subway tile design feature is a favorite in kitchens and bathrooms. The polished look is simple but marries well with a variety of design features. Traditional subway tile is ceramic, white, with a highly glazed smooth surface and thin grout lines. Today’s variations add new sizes and colors for a contemporary design.

Incredible Wardrobe Units

Ample and well-designed storage space is a must, but the high-end closet deserves as much attention as any normal room in the house. From dedicated displays for shoe collections to adding an island as extra storage and display, designers can’t afford to skimp on master closet suites. Quality finishes are a must: think crystal lighting features, velvet-lined jewelry drawers, stone countertops, and accent walls.

If your home uses these features, highlight them to attract the right buyer. Barry Cohen knows the latest trends in luxury real estate and can advise on more trends in Toronto real estate.


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