Every month there are more than a million new homes are built all across the country creating places for families to live and enjoy their time together. The right home design can make a home feel like a retreat from the world and a special place for your loved ones to spend their time.

Luxury home design takes an ordinary house and turns it into something truly special. The customized feel makes the home feel personal and unique to the people living inside.

There are so many ways to make a new home feel more luxurious but we’ve narrowed it down to our top eight recommendations for the best custom design plan.  

1. Create a Grand Entrance

Every amazing space you’ve been in likely has a large, grand entrance welcoming you in. Think of how the tone of a high-end hotel is set when you first walk in the doors. The same can be true for your home as well. 

Simply putting a little extra effort into designing the entrance in your custom house will immediately give off a luxury feeling. 

Think of giving it as much height as you can or adding a truly stunning light fixture. Even if you don’t have a lot of extra square footage to dedicate to the foyer, you can still make it a real moment in your home design with some smart choices. 

2. Unique Exterior Design

While the entrance is the first place people will visit inside your home, the exterior design is where your guests will get their first impression. A luxury house doesn’t look the same as every other home in the neighborhood. Cookie-cutter designs and floor plans just won’t work!

The exterior of your luxury home should set the tone for what style you can expect inside. It’s an opportunity to share your style and personality that’s often forgotten in typical home builds. 

3. Include a Variety of Lighting 

One of the easiest ways to add a bit of interest to your home is through the lighting. A truly luxurious home will have a variety of lighting options in each space so that you can completely customize the mood in each room. 

It’s good to have a base foundation of overhead can lighting to give the room as much brightness as you’d like. Then you can add in unique fixtures like pendants or chandeliers. Once the home is built you can then add accent lighting with the furniture. All of these work together to create a curated look that’s very high-end. 

4. Create Character 

Homes that have zero interesting aspects never feel luxurious or special. Adding in some extra elements of character can make your custom design shine. 

Consider choosing a larger baseboard type or even adding molding to the ceiling as well. Or maybe you have a special molding added to one room. Custom cabinetry or art pieces can also make a room feel unique and one-of-a-kind. Any of these additions will show the time and care that’s put into a luxury home. 

5. Integrate Smart Technology 

Nothing screams luxury like more convenience! All luxury homes have some kind of smart technology that makes daily tasks easier for the homeowner and experiences more customizable. 

Some of the most common smart technology appliances are virtual assistants, smart thermostats, security systems, dimmable light bulbs, and high-quality entertainment systems. When you add these technologies to your home, you’ll be able to create exactly the environment you want at the touch of a button. You’ll also be able to control and check on things when you’re not home as well. 

6. Add Specialty Rooms 

Most homes include the same basic set of rooms; bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room, and bathrooms. But custom home design allows you to add in rooms with specific purposes to help your home work better for you. 

If you often work from home, a dedicated office space that can hold everything you need and give you some quiet will be very helpful. If you entertain often, a larger open space will allow you to host larger groups. Or if you’re family loves movies, a custom theater will enhance your watching experience dramatically. 

7. Make it Functional 

When creating a new home design, the focus can often fall on the look and style of the home. But a luxury home never forgets the functional elements. The better a home functions for your family, the better it will feel and the more enjoyable it will be to live there for years and years. 

As you’re creating the design, think about your family’s routines and what would make them easier each day. It’s important to make sure your home has enough storage where necessary to keep it as clean as possible. 

8. Choose Modern Finishes 

Once you have the base and foundation of your custom design figured out, it’s time to move on to the finishes. Luxury homes are full of modern, high-end finishes that bring on a certain feeling. 

It’s a good idea to look at all of your finishing (hardware, textiles, flooring, etc) together to make sure the whole home will feel cohesive. You want the spaces to work together to represent your family and style well, while still feeling unique and special in their own right. Pulling off that balance will make your home shine! 

Ideas for Your Luxury Home Design

Creating your custom luxury home design is an exciting time where you can dream of all the things you’d love to have in your space. But putting it all together in a cohesive way can be a bit tricky, which is why working with a professional design team is a great option. 

These experts can put their skills and knowledge together towards creating your ideal home plan that includes everything you’re looking for. They’ll help you achieve the look you’re going for by giving advice on floor plan changes, materials to be used, and furniture layouts. You’ll be amazed how everything comes together with their aid!

If you’re interested in learning more about designing a custom home with our team, contact us today!