If you’re building a luxury custom home in the Naples, Florida, area, you probably want your home to be unique, right? After all, the words “luxury” and “custom” do not exactly suggest “plain,” “generic,” or “cookie-cutter.” But what can your luxury custom home general contractor offer to make your home truly one-of-a-kind? What features should you consider that can give your luxury home an unparalleled wow factor?
With nearly 50 years of experience building southwest Florida luxury custom homes, the general contractors of Naples-based Carlson Harris can quickly name dozens of different awe-inspiring features. But for the purposes of this blog posting, we’re going to focus on a feature that may seem rather mundane but can significantly boost the elegance of your luxury home’s interior.
That is, wood-crafted accents, such as cabinetry, crown molding, window and door trim, stairs and banisters, and even the walls themselves. Wood, of course, is a traditional home-building material. Few people see or notice a home’s wood framing, but beautiful hardwood floors will definitely draw the attention of your guests, as will all of the wood accents in your home. With so many different wood types offering a vast range of colors, grain patterns, and textures, wood accents can be tailored to meet and enhance any interior design style.
With crown molding, you can add elegance and personality to your ceilings with stylish visual separation between the walls and your ceilings. This horizontal trim work comes in various wood types and 100s of styles ranging from single basic strip to Sistine-Chapel ornate, and from sleek modern to Greco-Roman classical. Depending upon your design style, crown molding can be painted to match or offset the wall and ceiling colors or naturally highlight its own wood’s beauty. Whatever the case, crown moldings should be an integral accent for any custom-built luxury home.
Likewise, with your windows and doors, the trim work you frame them with can add significant personality to your interior spaces. As with crown moldings, your style choices cover a wide gamut, and you will want to ensure that the trim work meshes well with other accents in the room.
Along with serving a practical purpose, your cabinetry is one of the most distinguishing features of your kitchen and bathrooms. While cabinetry in many homes is painted, the natural finish offered by some woods can be used to create exquisite cabinetry that delights the senses with its warmth and elegance. As with other wooden accents, we can make wood cabinetry fit any design style, whether classical, modern, rustic, art deco or any other. And, yes, there may be other cabinetry material options to consider, but we believe wooden cabinetry offers the most versatility in working with interior design styles.
Your staircase certainly serves a utilitarian function, but there’s no reason that you cannot make them a work of art within your luxury custom home. Depending upon the configuration of your home, your staircase may have a prominent location that naturally draws the eyes to it when people enter your home. As such, it should be a work of art, and there are 100s of wooden staircase design options to choose from to meet any architectural style. For the ultimate in elegance, you could go with a double grand-staircase design with a scroll-patterned wrought iron balustrade rising in dual arcs to meet at a balcony.
When most people envision the walls in their planned luxury custom home, they think about color choices and how they might mesh with the artwork and furnishings. However, interior walls can be turned into works of art unto themselves when made as a wood accent. Wood accent walls can create dimension and texture that are not typically found on today’s interior walls. And some exude elegance and luxury based on the beauty of the wood.
From geometric patterns to simple board and batten style, from painted to showcasing the natural wood, they can foster anything from a classic look found in 19th-century mansions to an as-yet-tried modern design. For inspiration, just consider these wood accent wall options:
Of course, if you want consider wood accent walls, you will need to factor in how your favorite styles might mesh with other accents you might be intending to include.
We trust that we have provided you with some insights on how wood-crafted accents can help make your planned custom luxury home in Naples, Florida, truly unique. If so, we trust you’ll reach out to Carlson Harris to learn more about our custom-home building skills. Along with strict attention to our clients’ aesthetic style desires, we use a six-step plan to keep our construction projects on time and within budget and guarantee the finest artistry. To learn more, contact Carlson Harris today at 239-352-2460.