According to a report conducted by Redfin, a popular nationwide real estate firm, the sale of luxury homes has been increasing at a steady pace since last year. In fact, homes priced over a million dollars outpaced the rest of the housing market.
According to Redfin, “when you have that much cash to spend, you can be picky. Interior design trends change every year, and buyers of luxury homes want the latest.”
For these homeowners, one of the top design trends for 2015 is designing an outdoor kitchen or living space. Creating an outdoor kitchen not only adds significant value to the home, but it can also transform your lanai or patio area into an extended living room.
Outdoor rooms are best planned with a team of professionals. Most high-end homers use a landscape designer, lighting designer, and kitchen designer in conjunction with their general contractor.
Using professionals will yield seamless results. Small details matter and when combined together create show-stopping entertaining and relaxing spaces.
If you plan to create your outdoor oasis in stages you especially need a coordinated set of plans. Otherwise, when you try to start the second phase it may be unclear what was done in phase one – such as chases and mechanical roughs.
Hiring an expert often yields savings to a homeowner. For example, You wouldn’t want to spend thousands of dollars on your quartz countertop to find out later the manufacturer does not offer a warranty on any material installed outside. Having this kind of knowledge helps me save my clients money and save them from hassles and loss of time later.