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The new year is closer than we think, and with it comes a new list of luxury home trends for Central Texas.
The term “luxury” is often used to describe any property with extraordinary amenities and features,
including high-end finishes, large spaces, and luxurious appointments.
With 2023 just around the corner, let’s look at some of the luxury home trends for Central Texas we see more often than not in our renovations and new home builds.
Open floor plans
Open floor plans are becoming increasingly popular as people want to live in a space where they can see their neighbors and feel like they are part of a community. This trend is especially true in urban areas where you don't have much privacy if you live in a traditional house or condo.
Breathing space and banishing a sense of claustrophobia have become increasingly important post-pandemic, where most of us were cooped up in enclosed spaces. This doesn’t mean that the need for private spaces is vanishing; it just means that our desire to have more open plans is increasing.
More private outdoor living spaces
As people become busier with work and life, they want to spend less time inside and more time outside enjoying nature. Outdoor living spaces are becoming increasingly important as people seek places to relax and enjoy themselves. Because Central Texas is doesn’t get too cold, it’s easy to spend most of the year in an outside space as long as you have ample shade for those hot summer days.
In addition to these private outdoor spaces, more people are focusing on ecologically friendly landscaping that incorporates more native plant life and removes water-wasters like lawns in favor of sand and gravel.
Areas like Wimberley, Dripping Springs, New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, and Johnson City have seen a large increase in new custom luxury homes because of the privacy and access to nature while still remaining close to big cities like Austin and San Antonio.
Smart technology continues to grow in popularity, and it's no surprise why. It allows us to do many things, from controlling lights to adjusting thermostats. Technology is continuously improving, and it will only improve over time. Not only do intelligent appliances let us handle things like light and temperature from our smartphones, but they can also help us reduce our energy usage and shrinks our carbon footprint and energy bills.
Eco-friendly materials are becoming more popular as people realize how important it is to protect the environment. There are now eco-friendly options for everything from countertops to cabinets. You’ll see more stone used for indoor and outdoor details (think countertops and tile) as well as bamboo, cordwood, adobe brick, and cork. These materials are more sustainable and come in more luxury, design-forward looks, and finishes.
Customized furniture is becoming more popular as people understand that furniture should fit your lifestyle instead of the other way around. You shouldn't need to buy new furniture every few years just because your style changes. With more local independent shops and artisans creating custom furniture in the Wimberley Valley area, you’ll have more options to make your central Texas luxury home truly yours.
Energy-efficient windows are becoming more popular as consumers learn about energy efficiency. Windows are one of the most significant factors in heating and cooling your home. If you want to save money on your utility bills, consider installing energy-efficient windows.
Indoor gardens are becoming more popular as gardeners discover the benefits of growing plants indoors. Plants can be expensive and difficult to care for, but indoor gardening eliminates this problem. Not only are there more and more excellent products to help with indoor gardening, but the addition of green plants in your home creates a sense of peace and can help keep your air clean! From the ever-popular monstera plant to full-blown herb gardens, it’s easier than ever to let your green thumb come through as part of your luxury home design.
You don’t have to wait until 2023 to get these trends in your home! Let SP Thompson’s experts help create the central Texas luxury home of your dreams, whether it's a renovation or a new build, we’ll help you from start to finish.