Custom finishings in your home
Last post, we discussed luxury home builders, and what are some good things to look out for if you are looking to build a luxury home. This post ties in with that one in that we will be discussing custom home finishings, and the necessity for builders to add them, or for homeowners to add them while remodeling.
Basically, if you own a luxury home, and you want to rent it out for a very high dollar amount over and over again, you need to make sure that your finishes are top notch. What do we mean when we say finishes? Well, we mean the fixtures, the pictures, the paint, the trim, the flooring, and everything else that people will look at in your home and say ‘Wow’.
Custom finishes are so important because, if you want to rent your home for over $10,000 a week, you need to have the very best in doorknobs, faucets, countertops, and other fixtures.
Take the picture to the left. This is s standard display at your local hardware store that is ripe with drawer handles. You can find some of them starting at about $5 apiece, and you can spend as much as about $400 apiece. For the luxury homes, you want to be on the higher side of this because luxury guests will notice if you have a standard steel knob that is painted bronze, or if you have a nickel plated knob that is not very expensive. The more luxury your finishes, the more that people are going to be talking about your home consistently, and the more that you are going to be referred by people to stay at your luxury home or estate.
Custom finishes hopefully are added when the home is built, and the luxury home builder that you hire to build your palace needs to know exactly what you want. Cutting corners is not an option here, and if you don’t have the intention of adding top notch fixtures, then you will have to list your home for a little less.
This is also important when it comes to resale value of a home. Most luxury home realtors are going to notice the finer things, and if you are looking to sell your home for top dollar, they are going to want to see the finishes that will fetch high asking prices. If you want to sell your home for what you think it is worth, spending up front on the right finishes is definitely the thing to do.
If you see some of the properties we manage, you will notice some of the best finishes in some of them, and in others, some of the generic finishes.
We love seeing so many different luxury properties, and it’s fun to compare them to some of the homes that other people own, if we are fortunate enough to step in them!