There are many different types of features that people look for in a previously-owned home, as well as a home that is built custom by a new home builder. These features can include the type of flooring, the type of cabinetry, the type of countertops, and many other selections. However, there are other “forgotten” features which can be hidden luxuries in a new home or a resale home which can also add aesthetic value and make a home more valuable.
Whether you are building a new home or buying an already-built home, storage inside a home can be very important. Any home that has “out-of-the-way” storage is also a great benefit. Built-in storage shelving in closets, bathrooms, and planned built-ins around the fireplace or in private office nooks offer surprising and unexpected “hidden” spaces which allow for a homeowner to be able to put things away and not waste space.
Although not very common, another hidden luxury are heated floors. Heated floors can mostly be found in bathroom areas and other wet areas. Heated floors can be especially wonderful for new homes built custom for older homeowners who appreciate warm floors on older bones.
Many already built homes have this next feature – surround sound. Many people prefer to install custom systems once they own a home and have placed all of their music and entertainment equipment in specific places throughout the home. Properly installed, working sound systems can add great value to a home for sale because people can envision how they can use the installed system to fit their needs. If you are building a new, custom home, you can also have the system installed where it doesn’t affect the walls and flooring because it can be implemented with the electrical system before the walls are erected and finished.
A very popular home luxury which can be found in many newly built homes for sale in West St. Tammany Parish is under-cabinet lighting in the kitchen. This lighting can be both underneath the lower cabinets and also installed in top cabinets that double as display cases with glass fronts. This lighting can add an amazing aesthetic value to the kitchen and also is helpful for navigating spaces at night or when you are just getting home from work.
These new home and already built home luxuries are not common, but they are very appreciated by home buyers when they are searching for a home to buy.