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Minimalism, Details, and Luxury Homes

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Minimalism, Details, and Luxury Homes

front of one of Santana Homes's luxury homes with a blue sky in the backgroundWhat comes to mind when you think of luxury homes?  Impressive square footage? Exaggerated floor plans? Spacious rooms? While these features may have fallen under the category of luxury at one point, a new design concept has recently become popular. Minimalism is the new black—and the new luxury. It has become a trending item in the home building world. The team at Santana Homes specializes in making luxury homes all around El Paso. We’re here to help!

Bigger Isn’t Always Better

It may seem counterintuitive in our “Supersize Everything” culture, but sometimes less is more. For years, the defining factor of luxury homes has been size. The average sizes of new homes has grown exponentially. In 1973, for example, an average new home was 1,600 square feet. Today, the average American home is over 2,500 square feet. Hardworking Americans deserve to have a luxurious living space, and they have attempted to obtain luxury by indulging in bigger and bigger houses.

But a large space that is crowded with clutter in not nearly as luxurious as a small space that is well designed, and splurging on a luxury home doesn’t necessarily mean investing into square footage. Sometimes details speak louder than space! As home builders and homeowners are beginning to recognize, bigger isn’t always better.

Luxurious Details

The minimalist interior design movement is redefining what we think of when we consider luxury homes. Scaling back doesn’t mean skimping, but it does mean being more intentional with space. Lush carpets, up-to-date features, and gorgeous trim can make a home feel upscale and classy with far less cost and far less waste. Here are a few details that can be implemented in a custom home to achieve a minimalist, luxurious look:

  1. Rich Textures and Color: Texture is a subtle but important detail to consider when designing and decorating a custom home. Gorgeous, textured wallpaper can turn a somewhat empty room into an art piece, and splashes of color on the walls and furniture can add a luxe feel to a room. These minor details will have a major impact on even the most minimalist of spaces.
  2. Functional Art: There is something incredibly luxurious about making functional pieces, such as a sink or a chair, dual-function as art pieces. By investing less money into space and more money into the ritziest and beautiful amenities, you will increase the chicness of your home.
  3. Expensive Lighting: Lighting sets the tone and mood in rooms. Even if a room is impressively large, poor lighting can make it feel cold and uninviting. Good lighting, on the other hand, can transform even the smallest rooms into luxurious and welcoming spaces.  

Luxury Homes with a Professional Touch

Well-designed luxury homes are currently en vogue, and this functional trend is likely to withstand the test of time. Not only is minimalism more practical and less expensive, but – when done well – minimalism means less clutter and more luxury. At Santana Homes, we specialize in luxurious details. Contact us today to see how we can help you live in luxury!