6 Luxury Must Haves for Building Your Dream Home

Guest Post by Hubert Dwight


If you are in the midst of building a new house, you’ve probably spent a lot of time thinking about the difference between essentials and niceties.

For instance, something like marble work surfaces may be a more premium choice, but it also serves a practical function by being extremely strong and easy to clean.

How do you distinguish between ‘must haves’ and luxuries when it comes to building a dream house anyway?

Is there a distinction? After all, if it’s your dream house, so it should be perfect.

Every corner, nook, and cranny should make you smile.

Nevertheless, everybody has a budget to stick to and yours will help you make the right decisions.

This guide to some of the major luxuries that you don’t want to live without to ensure that your build is extra special.

Beautiful Countertops

The kitchen is the heart of the home and, if you want it to function smoothly, you’ve got to invest in the right materials.

Stone benchtops in Melbourne offer both an impressive aesthetic and a hard wearing, durable work surface.

This material is designed to last, so you won’t ever have to replace or repair it.

Shut Off Valves for the sink and other fittings

All properties have a stop tap for the main water supply.

However, not all homes have the power to shut off individual fittings.

This means that, if a leak or problem develops with one, the supply to the entire house has to be turned off in order to fix it safely.

With individual valves, all other sinks and toilets can remain functional, even while repairs are being carried out.

High-Quality Flooring

It is worth spending a little more to have truly beautiful floors in all rooms.

While materials like carpet and vinyl are pretty durable and very affordable, they don’t provide the same degree of elegance and sophistication.

They also don’t last as long as hardwoods like oak or maple.

Fancy Hinges, Knobs, and Doors

When you’re putting together your kitchen and bathroom, think carefully about what kind of look you want to create.

The little details can make a huge difference here, so seemingly small investments are more valuable than you might think.

For example, teaming sturdy, solidly built cabinets and cupboards with high-end knobs and hinges is a way to add real charm.

Floor to Ceiling Robes

Closet space is one of the things that prospective buyers always look for when viewing properties.

No matter how much storage space a family actually needs, it can considered a good thing to have more.

So, you’re investing in the future of the home if you make room for plenty of wardrobes.

Floor to ceiling fixtures are an ideal choice because they have that sense of luxury.

Clever Landscaping

It isn’t just the interior of the property that matters because owning a gorgeous garden is important too.

Just think about how enjoyable it will be to sit outside in the summer, in a yard that is filled with colour and life.

Whether your vision extends to a full decking area (maybe even a hot tub, for lavish budgets) or just a pretty lawn, clever landscaping adds value and dimension to a home.

Why ‘Luxuries’ Are Sometimes Essential Too

Every build has limitations, but when you’re creating a brand new home, the aim should be to get it as close to your personal vision as possible.

This might mean making compromises in some areas, but the reality is that even the most ambitious ideas can be realised with a little bit of imagination and ingenuity.

So, there’s no such thing as non-essential really; not if it fits with the dream home you desire.