Many home owners are channeling the spirit of the early American settlers by having a custom house model built from scratch. Many Americans choose custom home builders, as such contractors typically charge anywhere from 15-25% of the total price for building the home, with the rest as easy monthly payments. There are a variety of benefits to having luxury home plans, as homes could be specially tailored to suit their individual owners.
Many home owners suffer the unexpected fees that come with poorly maintained and equipped homes. Homes without weather stripping, for instance, can have leaks which account for 30 to 40% of heating and cooling loss. Outfitting your home with spray foam insulation can help reduce heating costs by 50% when compared to traditional forms of insulation. Many home buyers are designing their homes with geothermal heating systems, as they tend to use up to 50% less energy than conventional heating systems while reducing emissions. There are also alternatives in the form of eco-friendly appliances, such as convection ovens which use less energy and cook food 25% faster than conventional ovens.
Those with luxury home plans often want their home to be equipped with added amenities to enhance their quality of life. Many luxury custom homes focus on bathrooms with stone bathtubs and infinity pools to enhance the home owner’s relaxation-time. Some of the most popular luxury home plans include spa rooms, wine cellars with tasting rooms, full outdoor kitchens, vineyards, energy-efficient features like solar panels, and geothermal heating and cooling systems. Some clients want the latest that technology has to offer with fully-wired smart systems that connect their home to a PC, tablet, or mobile device for added security and control. As buyers demand more out of luxury home designs, the homes of tomorrow creep ever closer to being the homes of today.