Luxurious Materials Every High-End Home Needs

Published November 15, 2023 by Rechsteiner Signature Homes
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Crafting a luxury home requires more than just upscale furniture and decor—it's about choosing materials that reflect sophistication and timelessness. With the right materials, even the simplest spaces can be transformed into something grand. Here, we discuss our favourite materials for luxury home renovations. Consider some of these for your next project! 

Luxurious Flooring Options 

Floors set the tone for any space. Investing in high-end flooring will not only make your home look amazing, but the materials will also feel like quality and likely last longer.  

Materials We Love: 

  • Marble: Revered for centuries, marble floors bring a touch of classical elegance. 
  • Exotic Hardwoods: Woods like mahogany, mango, and walnut spell out grandeur.  
  • Natural stone: Stone floors bring warmth and an earthy vibe to indoor and outdoor spaces. 
  • Designer Porcelain Tiles: Imitating the beauty of natural stone, these are luxe without the fuss. 

Things to Consider: 

  • Marble requires regular sealing. 
  • Exotic hardwoods may necessitate expert installation. 
  • Some stones are porous. 
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Statement Countertops

Countertops are more than just functional surfaces; they can be the focal points of kitchens and bathrooms, making material choice an important one.  

Materials we Love: 

  • Granite: Every slab tells a story, each pattern unique. 
  • Quartz: A marriage of beauty and durability. 
  • Onyx: For those who desire a sleek and mysterious look. 
  • Soapstone: Rich, velvety, and incredibly tactile. 

Things to Consider 

  • Onyx is more susceptible to chips and cracks. 
  • Soapstone can show scratches over time, though they can often be buffed out. 

Mouldings and More 

It's often the finer details that lend homes an air of luxury. Mouldings, trims, and architectural accents make all the difference. 

Materials we Love: 

  • Hardwood Mouldings: Perfect for frames, doorways, and transitions. 
  • Wainscoting: Elevate walls with this classic design element. 
  • Ceiling Medallions & Rosettes: Perfect for adding drama above. 

Things to Consider: 

  • Installation precision is vital for mouldings to prevent gaps. 
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Signature Luxury Additions 

Beyond foundational elements, it's the accents and details that truly magnify a home's luxury quotient. 

Additions we Love: 

  • Crystal Chandeliers: They don't just illuminate; they enchant. 
  • Gold or Silver Leafing: Lend a Midas touch to interiors. 
  • Custom Cabinetry: Beyond storage, they're statements in craftsmanship. 
  • Venetian Plaster: Walls that feel like art. 

Things to Consider: 

  • Venetian plasters require skilled artisans for a flawless finish. 
  • Gold and silver leafing need meticulous care. 

Upgrading Your Home? We're Here to Guide You  

Navigating luxury renovations requires knowledge and expertise. Make every choice count by blending aesthetics with functionality. As you embark on your renovation journey, let Rechsteiner Signature Homes be your trusted partner. Connect with us today, and let's sculpt your dream space together.