The possibilities for your Atherton luxury remodel are nearly endless. Every room of the home has the potential for upgrades and high-end features that will make your home more spacious, secure, relaxing, and entertaining. What popular upgrades should you include in your high-end luxury home remodel?
AN AT-HOME BASEMENT BAR
A home’s basement contains mounds of potential–from practical use to a leisure-filled retreat. A finished basement could be a guest suite, a home theater, a gaming room, or even a bar. If you’re considering using the bonus space a basement affords you to create a place to escape your daily routine without even leaving your home, a bar just below your feet could be the answer.
For your home bar, consider what you treasure about your favorite places. Lush and high-end or casual and easygoing, your bar should exude a sense of atmosphere that offers what you value about a night out on the town. Consider the countertops, flooring, and amenities. Indulge in a tap for your favorite brews, a wine fridge, custom lighting to set the scene, and plenty of seating for friends in your luxury wet bar. Modern basement bar ideas could also include custom shelving to show off your glassware collection, additional lounge seating, and surround sound with smart technology so you can control the music from your smartphone.
A FULLY-STACKED OUTDOOR KITCHEN
An outdoor kitchen can house just the basics–a built-in grill, sink, and storage–to a fully self-sufficient outdoor kitchen filled to the brim with high-end amenities that rival your indoor kitchen. For your high-end remodeling project, consider the full catalog of luxury outdoor kitchen ideas at your disposal.
A chef-worthy range, a wine fridge, an ice-maker, and even a dishwasher will keep you from having to haul dishes, food, and beverages from indoors to outdoors and back again, every time you’d like to enjoy dining al fresco or entertaining friends and family. The most luxurious outdoor kitchens make outdoor living easy, not a chore.
As for the aesthetics of your outdoor kitchen, stainless steel appliances are the go-to. Stone veneer is also a staple of these outdoor spaces, and concrete or stone pavers beneath your feet are durable and make for easy clean-up.
AN EXPANSIVE RETRACTABLE WALL
A retractable wall in another unique home addition that can open up your living or kitchen space to your outdoor living area. Take advantage of a beautiful California day with a movable glass door system. The inside flows seamlessly with the outdoors with mindful use of the materials and features you choose for these connected spaces. Use a wood stain for your deck that matches your kitchen cabinets or built-ins. If your indoor fireplace has a brick facade, consider using the same brick for your outdoor kitchen. It could even be as simple as coordinating your indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures.
YOUR OWN BATHROOM SPA
Your luxury custom bathroom can be so much more than just a place of utility. Make your bathroom your at-home spa retreat with a few high-end remodeling upgrades, like radiant heated floors, a steam shower, a luxurious freestanding tub, custom cabinetry, and backlit vanity mirrors for subtle and relaxing lighting.
Radiant heated floors work best with ceramic, porcelain, and stone tiles, and are more efficient at heating your space than forced air. You’ll step out of your steam shower to floors that are cozy rather than frigid.
Smaller details work to create a spa-like atmosphere as well. Consider your wall color, vanity color, flooring, and bathroom accessories. Light colors that don’t compete with one another give a sense of calm, while potted plants, coordinating containers to replace disposable bottles, and plush towels create a cohesive design that reads as “high-end and mindful” rather than “just the essentials.”
A GRAND DOUBLE KITCHEN ISLAND
One of the most popular luxury kitchen remodeling trends is the double kitchen island. Yes, the appearance is grand and impressive, but the practical uses for a double kitchen island are plenty. The inner island, closest to the parameter cabinets, is great for extra workspace, a second sink, a bread warmer, and an ice maker. While the outer island serves as a place for seating, setting out a meal for entertaining guests, and a surface to finish up homework while you’re preparing a meal without sacrificing precious space.
Many will use matching materials and paint colors for both islands, but you could also coordinate the islands rather than match them. Use the wall color on the outer island while keeping a natural wood tone on the inner that matches the natural wood of your custom cabinetry. Carry the same countertop material–like marble or chopping blocks–across both islands to tie them together. Or, use marble on the outer and a chopping block on the inner, while painting the bases the same color as your lower cabinets.
HOME AUTOMATION IN EVERY ROOM
Whether you’re building a custom home or planning for a whole home remodel, talk to your architect and home builder about incorporating whole home automation. Program your lighting, shades, thermostat, locks, security system, and more. Home automation is a feat of home technology that makes everyday routines simpler and more predictable.
Control your entire home from your smart device or voice assistant system. Your entertainment system and music can be controlled without even lifting a finger. Find peace of mind by checking that your doors are locked and get alerts from your security camera system while you’re away. Home automation is a high-end remodeling must-have for your luxury Atherton home.
YOUR ATHERTON HOME LUXURY UPGRADES
There are endless possibilities when remodeling your luxury home in Atherton. Whether you’re looking to expand your floor plan or are in need of some updates, choose features and finishes that are popular but also just right for you and your home. Start by working with the right team to help guide the design process in a way that leaves you with the home you never imagined but always dreamed of owning.
K.C. Customs works with the Bay Area’s best architects to deliver unforgettable service and craft to homeowners. We create homes that exude luxury and beauty in every detail. Contact K.C. Customs to schedule a consultation and begin planning for your Atherton home luxury remodel.