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What amenities typically come with luxury apartments?

Some of the best perks of buying or renting luxury apartments are the amenities.

By Natasha Heard  |  October 18, 2021
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When seeking out your new luxury abode, there will likely be a long list of must-haves followed by an equally lengthy list of wants that you wish to be fulfilled to ensure that life in your new home is just perfect. When spending above the average, it’s only fair that your desires should be met and, of course, the bigger the budget, the better the standard should be.

Choosing to live in a luxury apartment means that you are going to be able to take advantage of amenities that you might not see in a more basic block and paying the extra price can be worth it to enjoy the higher standard of living. Below, we take a look at some of the amenities that are typical of a luxury apartment, do they meet your expectations?

There are any number of reasons why a location might be considered to be desirable, and a luxury apartment will always seek to take advantage of them

A great location

They say location is everything, and this couldn’t be more accurate. From waterside retreats to apartments that are close to excellent transport links, finding the right fit for you will have a lot to do with where the apartment building is based. Luxury property developers will pay a good amount of money if it means that their lots are situated in just the right place.

Consider your personal requirements such as if you have to travel for work or if you like to be in a quieter or more bustling area. Is a good view an essential for you? A luxury apartment complex like Icon will often be situated near good public transport connections. This means that those living there will be able to move around the local area with ease.

There are any number of reasons why a location might be considered to be desirable, and a luxury apartment will always seek to take advantage of them.

High-end fixtures and fittings

It doesn’t matter if the building has just been built or if it has stood for centuries, a luxury apartment should benefit from the latest fixtures and fittings to ensure residents’ everyday lives go with ease. From a high-end bathroom suite to the latest kitchen appliances and luxury worktops to bring an even higher standard to your bathing and culinary needs, make sure your prospective apartment has the best of the best.  

Other elements that should be included are top-quality flooring, the finest security, heating and entertainment systems, as well as smart home features that take care of your heating and lighting at the touch of a button.

a beautiful new apartment
It doesn’t matter if the building has just been built or if it has stood for centuries, a luxury apartment should benefit from the latest fixtures and fittings to ensure residents’ everyday lives go with ease

Top-notch design features

In addition to what sits inside the apartment, as detailed above, it should interest you to take note of the design features of any prospective apartment and the building itself. From an architectural viewpoint to the interiors, make sure that you take in all there is before putting down any offers.

Luxury set-ups should include an exquisite layout with well-proportioned rooms, while floor to ceiling windows are a popular feature as well as an open plan layout. Outdoor dining areas, living walls that run up the outside of the building, private balconies, and integrated dressing areas and utility rooms are all examples of what to look out for.

A fitness centre and spa

Both convenient and luxurious, having a 24-hour fitness centre to head to whenever you feel the need to get in a workout can be of great benefit to you. Add to this a luxurious spa complete with a swimming pool, steam room, hot tub and even a sauna and you will likely spend much of your free time there rejuvenating and relaxing. What a luxury.

Private function space

When the time comes to host a private event, you may wish to do this in your home, but find that space is a little limited. Even better would be to have a flexible space that you can book out in your very own building to save you having to travel too far and also save you having to open up your home to a large number of people. Communal function spaces are an ideal amenity to have and can host anything from community get-togethers like yoga or cookery classes to private events such as a child’s birthday party.

Modern gym interior with sport and fitness equipment
Both convenient and luxurious, having a 24-hour fitness centre to head to whenever you feel the need to get in a workout can be of great benefit to you

On-site restaurant, bar or retail space

Depending on where your apartment building is located you may very well have access to an on-site restaurant, bar or retail spaces, especially if you live in a central location. This can be perfect if you don’t want to travel too far to meet with friends for dinner or drinks – you never know, you may even get lucky with a Michelin-starred restaurant on the ground floor of your building.   

Space

In many cities around the world, space can come at a premium and you will need to pay for it if you wish to have more of it. Luxury apartments will be able to offer residents more space inside their properties in addition to outdoor areas of the complex too. Many units may have sizeable balconies, terraces and rooftop areas in addition to potential beautiful and well-maintained surrounding grounds for private or public use.