June 28, 2010
Home trends move fast – especially at the very high-end of the market, where new ideas take hold. Technology and trends are constantly evolving, and because of that fact alone it might be difficult to literally “keep up with the Joneses’”. In order to remain relevant and chic while selecting the perfect home, potential homebuyers need to have an expert on their side. Kenneth Lowman, broker and owner of Luxury Homes of Las Vegas, is the leading luxury home expert when it comes to up-and-coming technology trends for million dollar listings.
“Among the current must-haves for very luxurious homes right now; it’s about bringing the spa back home with you,” said Lowman. “The trend to make a home more spa-like is currently the hot investment. Southern Nevada luxury homeowners want a serene bathroom with relaxing saunas and heated floors. Las Vegas is known for setting new and exciting trends, but at the same time Las Vegas homeowners still require a bit of traditionalism.”
Vegas valley residents are outfitting their residences with computers that cost upwards of $40,000. These impressive systems connect the entire house and control everything from lighting the pool, to drawing a bath, all from the comforts of the living room. It’s a delicate balancing act of keeping with tradition while upgrading to the new sleek hi-tech trends. Affluent homeowners want to have a home that feels comfortable, but they want to capitalize on the latest trends, particularly when it comes to entertaining.
High-Definition Television (HDTV) is taking the passenger seat to its newest rival, 3-D Television. Just in time for this summer’s biggest games like the FIFA World Cup, technology-savvy homeowners can feel like they’ve got a front row seat at the main event. The easy to install projector series delivers sharp, vivid and detailed images in any lighting, and the devices are expected to work with all Blu-ray players and gaming consoles.
“Outdoor entertaining is a way of life in Las Vegas,” said Lowman. “The consistent weather allows homeowners to plan for an outdoor event. Having some of the best appliances outside is definitely a talking point, making your home the ultimate destination for entertainment and style.”
Outside cooking areas have also become a major status symbol, and Southern Nevada luxury homes are equipped with the top-of-the-line appliances. Today’s outdoor kitchens and cabanas are not the typical barbeque grill; they’re stocked with amenities including three-in-one cookers, sinks, garbage disposals, and even wood-fired pizza ovens.
Luxury technology is not only for the home entertainment theatres and outdoor patios. Hydraulic car lifts are the newest upgrades for car garages, turning the extension of your home into somewhat of a “Bat Cave.” One car can now be lowered into a subterranean chamber, allowing another car to be parked on top of the lift’s canopy, which serves as the floor of the garage. Starting at installation prices of $40,000, the Hydraulic car lifts can be installed in about two to three weeks.
These state-of-the-art technological advancements are just some of the many features that homeowners may find in luxury homes located throughout Southern Nevada. As Las Vegas’ luxury home expert, Lowman can help buyers navigate through the evolving trends.
Ken Lowman, Broker and Owner of Luxury Homes of Las Vegas, has over 20 years of experience in a star studded real estate career specializing in higher-priced, luxury homes. Lowman was recently selected as “One of the Most Dependable Luxury Real Estate Professionals of The West” by Goldline Research, an independent research firm specializing in evaluating professional service firms. This recognition was published in Forbes Magazine. Because the Southern Nevada luxury real estate market pivots on Ken’s home sales, he’s perceived as a barometer for the national media and has been featured on “The Today Show,” “Fox Business,” “Nightline,” “EXTRA” and “Inside Edition.” Luxury Homes of Las Vegas is located at 7854 W. Sahara Ave., Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89117. For more information, call 702-216-HOME (4663) or 866-210-7620 or visit www.luxuryhomesoflasvegas.com.