NEW TREND OF TINY LUXURY HOMES
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TINY LUXURY HOMES
The most expensive homes that have been on the market–$195 million Palazzo di Amore in Los Angeles, $139 million Le Palais Royal in Florida—weigh in at a massive 53,000 and 60,000 square feet, respectively. Now savvy designers and would-be home buyers are taking cues from these lush estates and creating micro scenarios for affordable luxury living. Ergo, the birth of tiny luxury homes.
This all comes down to the counter culture American dream that living small is better than living large. This may have some European roots starting to surface in not only the baby boomers but the X and Y Gens. What's not to love about bumping into your loved ones as you move about your home. Sometimes the best things in life DO come in the smallest packages.
What we are seeing now is no matter the small space, whether it be 800 square feet or 1,300 square feet, design is getting a spotlight with an emphasis on luxury creature comforts.
Americans have always loved their toys and traditionally have had to buy larger and larger homes to house them. Not anymore. The trend now is to find the best small gadgets at lower prices to gain access to the same larger-than-life experiences, once reserved for only the rich and famous.
Here are 3 top creative ideas to creating luxury small spaces:
1. THE NEW MINI HOME THEATER EXPERIENCE
BUY A PROJECTOR AND A SMART TV ANDROID BOX TO GET A COMPLETE HOME CINEMA ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE AT A FRACTION OF THE COST. THAT ONLY TAKES UP AN 8 INCH SQUARE FOOTPRINT.
Courtesy of multimediahomeprojector.com Approx. $115.00
With the advancement of technology you no longer need to buy and house a massive TV to get a big picture. With the refinement of projectors and low cost, you can now connect your computer, smartphone, iPad ,or Android TV Box to a projector and dial up your favorite TV shows, movies, YouTubes, photos, business presentations onto any blank wall in your home. You don't even need a screen. Voila - sit back, relax and enjoy a big screen theater experience.
The Android TV Box can be set up to access your favorite TV Shows, movies, documentaries, and more. Its size is only 5 inches.
You now have the versatility and mobility of taking your small setup to any room in the house for maximum enjoyment.
2. SMALL BATHROOMS - BIG FIRST IMPRESSION
INSTALL LARGE COLORFUL DECORATIVE DESIGNER TILES ON THE BATHROOM FLOOR TO LOOK LIKE A BATHROOM OUT OF THE PAGES OF HOUSE BEAUTIFUL MAGAZINE.
In small bathrooms you can get away with really large decorative tiles that, when installed properly, don't overwhelm a small space. They create a luxury feel and brighten up the bath area with an artistic flair. Combine decorative tiles with modern upscale fixtures and mirrors placed all in the right spots... and voila - that tiny bathroom doesn't look or feel so tiny after all. One company in England, Tinywood Homes, even sells a tiny hot tub.
Courtesy of forbes.com
3. MAKING THE MOST OF SMALL MASTER BEDROOMS
BEDROOMS WITH A SLIDING WALL TO AN ENSUITE BATHROOM
HAVE THE CONVENIENCE OF A BATHROOM WITH 2 SINKS + A TOILET + A SHOWER AVAILABLE TO YOU WHEN YOU ROLL OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING. CLOSE THE SLIDER WHEN YOU DON'T WANT A VIEW OF THE BATHROOM.
There are a million reasons why ensuite bathrooms are considered "top priority" when it comes to the primary bedroom. Just because you live in a small space doesn't mean you can't have the simple luxury too. Here is a great design idea to transform even the smallest primary bedrooms into a dream suite complete with an ensuite bathroom.
Courtesy of forbes.com
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