Four Luxury Home Features Inspired by HGTV's 2020 Dream Home Sweepstakes

by DANiEL ILiE 06/28/2020


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Everyone covets the annual HGTV Dream Home that's given away each year as part of a sweepstake. But the sad reality is that few winners are ever really able to take possession of their grand home and actually live out their happily-ever-after. There are, however, ways to pick and choose which features of these elegant, over-the-top homes you'd like to try for yourself. That's why we've compiled a list of four luxury home features inspired by HGTV's 2020 Dream Home Sweepstakes. Which one will you try? 

1. Golf-Cart Parking Bay

Because it's located on Hilton Head Island, this year's dream home includes an extra bay built on to the detached garage. It's the perfect size and space to park a golf cart, which the locals use to get from place to place. According to Homeguide, the average cost to build garage space is $49 per square foot. To comfortably park a golf cart, plan on building a space that's at least 7-feet wide by 15-feet long. This should cost somewhere in the vicinity of $5,145.

2. Industrial-Sized Ceiling Fan

The dream home features a ceiling fan that's 10-feet wide to help keep the air circulating in a living space that features comfortable seating around a coffee table and fireplace. To purchase your own industrial-sized ceiling fan, you may first need to fortify your ceiling support and your wallet. Even a lightweight, aluminum version weighs a whopping 77 pounds and costs around $4,400. 

3. Multiple Porches on Each Level

Like outdoor space? Have you considered adding multiple porches to your existing home? This year's dream home has a porch that runs the length of a single level, completely screened in. There's a porch on the floor above, too. Each features dreamy sliding glass doors that allow guests to transition easily from inside to out. According to Improvenet, expect to spend around $30,000 to construct a wrap-around porch with full screening. 

4. Carriage House Garage Doors

They're made of insulated steel, but the double garage doors on the dream home are crafted to look like wooden carriage house doors of old. They're a perfect blend of beauty and energy-efficient construction that you're going to love if you value architectural appeal but don't want to sacrifice your energy bills. Doors such as these start at around $2,000. 

Small investments add up to big home improvements. And, over time, you can design your own dream home, using just the best and most functional features of this year's TV version -- features that work for you and your family to save you time or money. And if they also bring you joy and relaxation, that's a bonus. 

 

 

 

About the Author
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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.