2019 Design Trends for Luxury Homes
Need tips for designing your luxury home? Here are the top home design trends for 2019.
Aspen has long been seen as a playground for the rich and famous. Luxury homes, cabins, and retreats are a special type of residence and home buyers seeking a luxury home or vacation home expect to find exceptional features and craftsmanship. In the past decade, we’ve seen design trends push the envelope to include the experimental use of new materials, floor plans and smart home features.
Luxury home buyers not only expect this kind of innovation but demand new and exciting techniques and Aspen home builders are answering the call.
Open Floor Plans
One of the best trends of the past few years is the open floor plan. Gone are the cozy family rooms and separate kitchen space. Now walls seem to have been completely eliminated as the Great Room provides an expansive area to gather, cook, eat and share the day.
In 2018, Aspen luxury home designs have gone even further as architects are incorporating the disappearing wall feature into their designs; a wall of windows from which to enjoy the beautiful snow scenes of winter and a collapsible wall for summer months which allows the occupant to move seamlessly between the interior and deck for summer BBQs with friends and family.
Luxury kitchens today offer more than just upgraded appliances. Commercial grade appliances with smart home features take center stage while homeowners invite friends and family to sip a glass of wine during meal preparation. Wine cellars and butler pantries are expected in the larger homes while smaller cabins take advantage of nooks to add a wine cooler and warming drawer.
Spa-Style Master Bathrooms
Master bedrooms have become commonplace in homes of all sizes and price ranges. Now, homebuilders have added special touches to the master baths. Stepping beyond the extra deep bathtub with jets, modern luxury master bathrooms feature rain shower heads and steam as well as radiant heated floors, soaker tubs, and heated toilets; perfect for the colder months of Aspen and to soothe aching muscles after a day on the slopes. Some even include a sitting area and fireplace.
Smart Home Automation and Green Features
Modern luxury homes are smarter than their owners. With intuitive appliances, heating systems, lighting, security and much more, the owners of these homes can take advantage of Alexa and Google Home to automate their daily lives. Architects have also embraced the green techniques in building design to ensure a lower carbon footprint without sacrificing quality of life.
Envision a movie theater inside one’s own home. With large screens, surround sound and built-in bars and snack machines, luxury homeowners can invite their friends in for a screening of the latest Netflix show. Game rooms and wine cellars are also popular with the luxury home builder as gathering places for cozy evenings with friends.
Aspen is filled with beautiful luxury homes of all sizes and styles. Newer homes merge hard commercial materials such as metal and stone with soft, warm woods. Enhancing the elegant look of these mountain beauties are homes built to provide an easy and relaxed lifestyle with all the little luxuries these homeowners demand.