Making Your Luxury Home Perfect

by DANiEL ILiE 11/22/2020


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Sometimes you look at many homes and can’t find the perfect luxury home. When that happens, you might have to get a home that meets every requirement except the one – and then add that feature yourself. Many luxury homes have plenty of room to add additional buildings and water features. When purchasing a luxury home that doesn’t have everything, make sure you have plenty of land to add what you need or that the house is situated on the property so that you can add onto it.

The Perfect Floor Plan

You found a house with the perfect floor plan in the perfect location and with plenty of property – but the house doesn’t have a spa area or a pool. Since the market is hot, it’s a good idea to put an offer on the house, but what if you don’t want it if you can’t fit a pool where you want it? When you submit the offer, make it contingent upon an engineer approving the pool and spa location and zoning allowing the pool. If the engineer approves of the location and zoning allows you to build a pool, you can continue with the purchase. If not, you’ll be able to withdraw your offer without any ramifications.

Pool and Spa Landscaping

Before you add the pool, decide on whether you want a hot tub, and if the hot tub will be contained within the same decking as the pool. If so, the pool builder will be able to add the hot tub in before the company builds the decking. This is especially important if you have an in-ground pool with concrete decking around the pool.

If you want to add a steam room that is outside of the house, make sure there is room for it – don’t think of it as an afterthought, especially if the backyard is on the small side. Planning the location of all three pool and spa features is key to an area you’ll enjoy for many years to come.

If you want everything in a heated room, you could add on to the house or you could build a separate building that holds the pool, steam room and hot tub. Benefit of having a separate building including keeping it locked without having a fence and keeping the humidity from the steam and water out of your house.

Fencing and Privacy

Most cities and counties require you to fence the pool in for safety reasons. Make sure you know what zoning in your area requires for a safety fence. Hot tubs, unless covered and locked, usually have to have a fence around them to prevent children from getting in and drowning.

If you don’t like the idea of a high fence, put the lowest fence allowed by zoning around the area, then plant shrubs and trees along the fence for more privacy. Taller shrubs and trees still block your view, but will make you feel like you are in the middle of the woods if you choose the right plants. Put the plants inside the fence so that children cannot climb them from the outside.

About the Author
Author

DANiEL ILiE

Born and raised in Romania, Daniel earned a B.D. in Mechanical Design Engineering and pursued a career in that field until moving to Naples. Having a brother who already lived here, he had come to appreciate southwest Florida’s natural beauty during a prior visit in 2007. Four years later, he decided to claim his slice of paradise, and move permanently to Naples. 

After arriving in Naples, Daniel’s career path took a major turn when he discovered his true calling: connecting and working with people. For the next five years, he was employed in the hospitality industry, working his way up to General Manager for several upscale restaurants, including M Waterfront Grille and L’Angolo on Fifth Avenue.

In 2016, while looking for investment opportunities, he came to appreciate the value of working with a Realtor. It was then he decided to become licensed in Florida real estate, combining his engineering and hospitality backgrounds in order to help others through this often overwhelming process. 

As your real estate professional, Daniel will guide you every step of way, helping to negotiate the best deal possible. Working with his team of referrals, he can help you find the perfect home. Like Daniel, they all share the same passion and commitment to customer service and satisfaction. 

Daniel is proud to be the recipient of several awards since becoming licensed in 2018, including: 

   - 10 Best Real Estate Agents - Florida by the American Institute of Real Estate Agents (2019 and 2020)
- Diamond in the Rough - Florida by Diamond Vanguard Awards (2019). 

He is also certified by National Association of REALTORS® as a Real Estate Negotiation Expert.