5 Luxury Style Trends 2016

5 Luxury Style Trends 2016

Designing a large luxury home in 2016 can be challenging.  High net worth buyers will look for the newest styles and have the knowledge to spot out any flaws or imperfections.  My luxury 12,000 sqft. remodel at 586 Lairmont Place Henderson NV 89012 required much time and attention during the design phase.  I decided to hire a professional designer, Jared Lebo with Lebo design, he is also a licensed architect.  Below are some of the recent trends we decided to follow.

1. Large Formal Dining Rooms

In the past, almost every home was equipped with a formal dining room and as time went on dining rooms were replaced or reduced with larger kitchens, home offices or media rooms.  Most luxury homes do not have dining rooms to entertain a party of 12 or more.  We choose to turn a bedroom/game room into a large formal dining room, large enough to support a party of 25-30.

2. Mismatched Cabinets

All white is becoming a new trend for kitchens.  Why not be bold and add a dark wood accent in your island and risers above your stove.  My designer chose mostly white kitchen cabinets, the off color accents will offer a break to the eye.

3. Bold Powder Rooms

Since every powder room is relatively small, it makes sense to spend a little extra money to make a statement.  A custom mirror, tile wall coverings and granite that looks like artwork can accomplish the look you want.

4. Built-In or Stand-Alone Bath Tubs?

Stand-alone bath tubs are certainly in style but their practicability is in question.  We went with a stand-alone tub in a guest bedroom but chose to use a built-in tub for the master bathroom.  Built in tubs have jets, heat and enough space around it to safely get in and out, and put items like soap, a phone or tv remote etc.

5. Technology

We couldn’t afford to  shy away from the ever-increasing technological innovations. Today’s buyers want it all when it comes to technology, and the builders that cater to this tech-trend are the ones who stay at the top of the real estate market.

We chose to install a fully automated Vantage lighting, Crestron audio and video system.  With a touch of a button on your iPhone or Ipad docking station, you can now control lights, climate, audio, and control your alarm system all from a single point in the home or other side of the country! These are the built-in features that today’s luxury home buyers are looking for.

Paul Rowe is an investor, developer and real estate agent with Shelter Realty and can be reached at 702.376.7379.