Having high-end finishes in your home signifies an elevated standard of living, showcasing a commitment to quality, aesthetics, and comfort. It means that you have invested in top-tier materials, craftsmanship, and design to create an environment that exudes sophistication and luxury.
High-end home finishes are often found in upscale homes, custom residences, or properties that prioritize both functionality and aesthetics. This is a huge investment for you, and in a home with high-end finishes, you expect to enjoy the finest details, from intricately crafted custom millwork and crown moldings to sumptuous natural materials such as marble, granite, and hardwood.
These materials and design elements are not only visually appealing but also durable, ensuring long-term value and timeless beauty. High-end finishes extend beyond aesthetics, with gourmet kitchen functionality, spa-like bathrooms, and automated smart home systems that are equal parts convenience and security.
What are the Best High-End Home Finishes?
High-end home finishes and features can add luxury and sophistication to a property, showcasing your tastes and style preferences. Some traditional high-end finishes include:
- Custom Millwork
- Natural Stone
- Hardwood Flooring
- Custom Lighting
- Indoor/Outdoor Living
- Wine Cellars
Instead of using mass-produced cabinetry, molding, trim, or shelving, custom millwork uses top-quality materials and old-world techniques that bring in points of interest throughout the home. These one-of-a-kind creations–such as custom shelving for huge 4K TVs or even wet bars–elevate the beauty of the home and add functionality to spaces throughout.
Marble, onyx, Quartzite and soapstone are luxurious choices for countertops, bringing long-term durability to your kitchen and bathrooms. Whether it’s a sleek kitchen island, ornate backsplash, or custom bathroom vanity, natural stone adds a level of gravitas to any room. You can also extend the look to the flooring and even accent walls to bring a level of continuity to the home.
Laminate flooring won’t cut it if you truly want to make your home a showcase. High-quality, exotic hardwoods like walnut, mahogany, or oak offer timeless beauty and durability throughout the home and simply won’t be found in many other homes.
Bespoke lighting fixtures, chandeliers, and smart lighting systems can create ambiance and serve as focal points in each room. Programmable LED lights are perfect for backlighting art, shelving, kitchen cabinets, and other areas of the home. Whether you’re entertaining 50 guests, or having a quiet dinner for two, custom lighting will set the mood for any occasion.
Designer kitchens often include professional-grade appliances, wine cellars, and expansive islands.The top high end appliance brands in the US include Sub-Zero and Wolf, known for premium refrigeration and cooking appliances.
Miele is a German brand offering a range of high-quality appliances, including kitchen and laundry appliances.
Viking Range Corporation specializes in kitchen appliances, especially ranges and ovens.
Thermador is known for luxury kitchen appliances, particularly ranges, ovens, and cooktops.
Gaggenau is a German brand offering high-end home appliances, particularly known for their innovative and design-focused kitchen appliances.
High-end bathrooms can feature spa-like amenities such as steam showers, soaking tubs, heated floors, and bespoke cabinetry. Unique tiles and custom mirrors are very popular right now.
Chances are, you already have a smartphone that controls many aspects of your life–why not put it to work throughout the home too? High-end homes often incorporate advanced home automation systems to control lighting, HVAC, security, and entertainment. With voice control, you can prepare the home for your arrival when you’re just a few minutes away.
Expansive outdoor spaces with kitchen and seating areas, infinity pools, and lush landscaping allow for seamless indoor-outdoor living. With floor-to-ceiling glass doors that can be fully opened, you can blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living. Throw in some well-designed heat lamps, and you will be able to entertain throughout all four seasons.
What’s a party without a few well-selected bottles of vino? Temperature-controlled wine rooms or cellars stocked with fine vintages are a hallmark of luxury homes. With room for a small bar or bistro table, you’ll be able to entertain guests with your knowledge of wine, or just sit back and enjoy a glass or two before dinner.
These high-end finishes and features can significantly elevate the aesthetics, comfort, and functionality of a luxury home, meeting your high expectations and discerning desires. They signify an exceptional level of quality, craftsmanship, and luxury throughout the property. The oohs and aahs of your visitors are a pretty cool feature, too.
Metke Remodeling and Luxury Homes strive for excellence in every project we take on. With a focus on Elevating the Art of the Home, our team is committed to providing the highest quality design-build services that exceed your expectations. With every job we undertake, we aim to showcase our passion and dedication to our craft.