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Five Can’t-Miss Features of Luxury Apartments

Luxury apartments aren’t just luxurious because of the colors or decor. Those are important factors, and make a big difference in the perceptions of quality about your space. However, it’s the amenities, the things that you can do in your apartment that truly defines the luxury and quality of your accommodations.

Here are a few design factors we think luxury apartments should have.

Gourmet Kitchen

A luxury kitchen is a must-have for many luxury apartments.

One of the kitchens at the Residences of River Place, a Broadpoint Construction project.

One of the first things we always think of when considering luxury apartments is a gourmet kitchen. White cabinets, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, and maybe even a wine refrigerator. Of course, everyone’s tastes are a little different, and you may want darker woods or a different color of appliances.

Regardless, you should have a kitchen you and your family want to spend time in. Be sure you’ve got some seating at a counter or bar. Spoil yourself with high-end appliances that let you cook quickly and easily. And make sure you have enough storage space to hold your different small appliances, rather than cluttering up your counter space with everything.

And don’t forget the lighting. Ambient lights, task lights, and under-cabinet lights can make your kitchen look spacious; too little light can make it look smaller and it’s less enjoyable to be in there.

Plenty of Storage Space

Of course, you’ll need plenty of closet space and storage space for all your stuff. Too many times, apartments sacrifice on storage space in order to create more living space. But apartment living doesn’t mean tiny living, so don’t sacrifice your storage.

You’ll want to consider a walk-in master closet, plenty of space for linens and towels, and even storage space in your kitchen, such as tall upper cabinets and a butler’s pantry.

You’ll no doubt want a washer and dryer in your apartment too, but if you want to save a little more space, consider getting a washer-dryer combination unit. It takes up the space of one machine, but it gets everything done in a single load.

Plenty of Light

Not only do you want to create a light and airy feeling with light-colored paints and carpeting, but you can help the effect with large windows and the right kinds of draperies and blinds. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of light, but you can block out the harsh summer sun in the afternoons with blinds or window sheers to block out the worst of the heat, but still allow the sun inside.

You’ll also want to get plenty of lighting in your apartment as well. You can really light up a room with today’s LED lights, and still dim them down with dimmer switches. Make sure you have plenty of lamps and ceiling lights to brighten up your space when it starts to get dark.

Home Automation

Thanks to the Internet of Things and smart appliances like dishwashers, washers and dryers, and even thermostats and lights, you can control a lot of your luxury apartment’s functions with your phone or a smart speaker like Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home.

Whether you want to adjust your temperature, turn your lights on and off, and even start your dishwasher or even your car, home automation can make your life a lot easier and plant you firmly in the future.

Other home automation technology includes things like wifi-enabled cameras that help with security and smart mirrors that have display screens that let you read text messages and look at your schedule.

Whole-House Entertainment

If you get a home assistant, consider hooking it up to a home entertainment system with speakers hard-wired throughout the apartment (or at least in the rooms where you spend a lot of time: the bedroom, kitchen, living room). This way, you can ask your smart device to play your favorite radio station or playlist, or even control your TV, and then hear the audio throughout the house.

With a couple strategically placed smart speakers, you can turn things on in one room and turn them off in another, or watch TV in bed and turn it off with a simple command before you fall asleep. And don’t forget a small TV in the kitchen so you can watch the news or have some background noise while you’re cooking.

Of course, a luxury apartment needs additional amenities, like a great view, solid security for both your home and your car, and even exterior features like a balcony. Broadpoint Construction can help you add all of these features and more into your project. To learn more, you can visit our website and let us help you design and build your luxury apartment complex.

Photo credit: Broadpoint Construction (Residences at River Place)