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5 Most Desirable Home Features for Top Executives

Today’s executives are working long hours, taking on a lot of stress and look for features in their home to make their lives easier and more efficient. But they also want their home to be the place where they relax after a long, difficult day; a place where they can entertain with ease and enjoy family time.

So what home features are top executives seeking?

Here are a few that we’ve found to be big hits with Ramos Design Build clients.

1. Walk-in closets, especially in the master bedroom

Today's custom homes are better designed for efficiency, with one or more walk-in closets. Organized storage spaces can make even a small home feel much more spacious.

60% of homeowners prefer walk-in closets in the master bedroom, in particular people between the ages of 35 and 54. They rate this as a very important feature.

Why? Two main reasons: space and status. The more you climb the corporate ladder, the more clothes you need. Today’s power couples are often both out in the workforce and are holding down high-power positions. His and Her walk-in closets in the master bedroom are particularly desirable. Big closets that are easy to move around in are also easy to keep organized. Time is of the essence when jetting off to work or rushing to pack for out of town meetings. Walk-in closets make dressing and packing for trips a breeze.

And, they’re kind of a status symbol. The bigger the closet, the more powerful the owners.

2. Linen Closets

High-quality linens are of the utmost importance to ensure a comfortable night’s rest. When you work long hours, sinking into the comfort of a bed adorned with clean, fresh, high-thread-count sheets is pure luxury.

Keeping the extra sets of linens, soft fluffy towels, and pillowcases organized and ready for changing is more important than you might think. A good sized linen closet, conveniently located in the home, makes life a little nicer.

3. Large kitchens with kitchen islands

A large, well-planned out, kitchen is a must-have feature. It should include top of the line appliances that are easy to keep clean. Sub-Zero and Wolf are the appliances of choice at Ramos Design Build. A great kitchen should also have several work areas and plenty of storage. Sinks and faucets must be both functional and beautiful as well. Consider the innovative Rohl faucets when designing the perfect the kitchen.

The kitchen will always be the number one gathering place in the home, and it’s great if it can include an informal eating area. Kitchen islands are important too in that they’re often designed for both food preparation and cozy get-togethers, with friends and family.

Top executives often eat on the run so having a place to put together a simple meal after a long day is a game changer. And a kitchen that’s set up for social events in the home, entertaining for business, or just having the gang over can mean the world to the person who is always on the go.

4. Hardwood floors

In the past, homes with carpets were considered better in order to conserve energy. Older homeowners are still more likely to prefer carpeting because, to them, it makes the home feel a little bit warmer. But for the younger generation of home buyers, particularly young working executives with families, hardwood floors say durability and ease of care. They are also considered to be more of a luxury in today’s real estate market. High quality is a must here.

5. Luxury Bathrooms

Nothing says luxury more than an elegant bath. Coming home after hours of meetings, deadlines, daily workouts, drive time to and from the office, and overall stress, means sore backs, tired feet, and aching muscles. Jumping into the perfect luxury shower or jacuzzi tub will wash away all the stress of the day and leave it all behind. At Ramos Design Build, projects include Kohler bathroom sinks, toilets, and tubs. Kohler’s large variety of colors and styles make them elegant. Their superb quality and sturdiness make them highly functional and worry-free.

For more information about luxury home building and design contact us at Ramos Design Build.


About James Ramos

Home building isn’t just a tradition in the Ramos family; it’s a legacy. Since 1956, the Ramos family has been a part of thousands of successful commercial and residential construction projects across the United States. James Ramos is currently President and CEO of Ramos Design Build. Ramos Design Build offers a turn-key approach for commercial and residential projects including new construction, renovations, additions, and restoration. The firm has won numerous accolades including seven Aurora Awards and four Best of Houzz Design Awards. An accomplished author, James is passionate about streamlining the steps associated with real estate transactions. In addition to Ramos Design Build, James owns Dakota Kitchen and Bath Cooperative and one of the fastest growing Re/Max franchises in the United States. James holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and an MBA from Emory University.

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