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The Top 5 Features to Consider for New Luxury Construction


It’s often said by realtors that kitchens and baths are what sell a home. If you’re building a luxury dream home or designing one for a client, consider this when making decisions on how to make the home truly unique.


Let’s first talk about the kitchen: The place where families gather. To achieve real luxury, you must start with craftsmanship. No, this is not a lost art.


1. Cabinetry:

An artist’s eye, a craftsman’s hand, and precision technology are the three foundational values that contribute to the art of building fine custom cabinetry. The wood itself must be of the finest quality and the artist that designs the cabinets must understand the craft of building them. Precision, taste, quality, knowledge, and attention to detail are all key to making the finest cabinets; ones that will make your kitchen a showplace and yet be functional and accessible.


At Ramos Design Build, we believe the world has enough standard cabinets, so we’ve turned to Bremtown Cabinetry to provide something better. Bremtown offers 12 species of the finest hand-selected hardwoods, with a wide spectrum of striking door panel designs and styles that can be fine-tuned to fit your wants and wishes. Custom and semi-custom builds and finishes, provide a blend of detailed hand-craftsmanship and machine efficiencies to produce extraordinary, quality cabinets.


2. Appliances:

Kitchens are not just the place to gather, talk, argue, and eat. They’re meant for cooking. Food can bring families together, maybe even the world. The kitchen in your luxury home needs to have the finest equipment available to make the experience of cooking a joy. Whether you’re a gourmet chef or just love to create healthy, home-cooked meals, you deserve the best appliances available.


In today’s luxury home market, the world’s most discerning home cooks choose two excellent companies; Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. No other brands offer such a powerful combination of performance, design, and dependability. At Ramos Design Build, we work closely with our clients to ensure that only the highest quality appliances are included in our signature homes. Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances are pleasing to the eye, highly functional, and the appliance of choice for even the most skilled chefs.


The most important appliance in your kitchen is the oven itself, and there is none better than

La Cornue Range

In 1908, Albert Dupuy invented the world’s first convection oven in the heart of Paris. Dupuy coined the oven “La Cornue” after the French term cornue - “the system for refining the gas that warmed the creation.” Since its founding over 100 years ago, La Cornue has continued to build on the elaborate innovation and design to create a product that radiates French class. We believe in “bringing the family back to the table,” and the La Cornue products have the power to do this.


3. Sinks and Fixtures

Founded in 1983, Ken Rohl was the first to identify a unique opportunity for a new product innovation: the pullout kitchen faucet. This design concept has changed the U.S. kitchen faucet business. The Rohl product offering continues to grow and includes a wide range of exceptional quality, yet classically differentiated, faucets and fixtures. At Ramos Design Build, we choose to complete our projects with the innovative Rohl kitchen faucet. This signature item will provide you with a lifetime of luxury and a centerpiece for conversation.


4. The Galley Workstation

The Galley Workstation was invented by an award-winning designer who was inspired by a desire to improve the way kitchens worked. The result was a super-functional, smart and stylish workstation where you could prepare, serve, entertain, and clean up all in one convenient place. At Ramos Design Build, we feel that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Incorporating an innovative sink that allows you to cook and entertain seamlessly is a natural choice for our signature homes.


Finally, let’s not forget the luxury bathroom.


5. Luxury Bath

We’ve seen baths in luxury homes take on a life of their own. Sinks, toilets, and tubs, as well as the fixtures they feature, can create an elegance that turns a simple bathroom into a showpiece of the home.


Our go to for the best in bathroom features is still Kohler.

The founder of Kohler, John Michael Kohler was an Austrian immigrant, businessman and visionary. In 1873, he purchased a foundry that produced a variety of cast-iron and steel products. From those humble beginnings, Kohler has grown into a multifaceted global family of brands that lead the way to enhance our customers’ sense of gracious living. At Ramos Design Build, we choose to complete our projects with a Kohler bathroom sink, toilet, and tub. Kohler fixtures offer the largest variety of colors and styles in the industry and are found in today’s most premier properties. The style, sturdiness, and selection across the Kohler collection is timeless and superb and exudes true elegance.


When designing and building a luxury home in Tampa Bay, please consider Ramos Design Build. The Ramos family of companies shares one common goal: to simplify every stage of the real estate and design-build process while helping Tampa Bay residents create spaces that enrich their lives.


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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