Commercial Influence on Residential Architecture
We’re not talking just great rooms with cathedral ceilings. It’s everything from the commercial furnishings, fixtures, materials and even the lighting are all chosen to replicate luxe commercial environments.
The result, now the most modern of home offices resemble corporate style office spaces, the master baths are befitting those of five-star resort spas and the home kitchens are reminiscent of upscale restaurants. The trend can even be seen in the home’s landscaping as outdoor areas are mimicking courtyard plazas traditionally experienced in commercial common areas.
The desire for commercial materials in residential settings is so high in fact that the Wynn hotel chain in Las Vegas has a thriving home furnishings store within the hotel.
Courtyards Becoming More Common
The Office Away from Office
Restaurant Style Home Kitchens
Five Star Master Baths
The modern bath has been taking on the luxury, style and elegance of first-class resorts. These in-home areas of personal retreat pamper with amenities such as large soaking tubs, walk-in personal steam rooms complete with multiple shower heads and body sprays, showers with built in benches and sound systems as well as radiant heated marble floors.
Through skylights, grandiose picture windows or even corner windows, natural light enhances the experience, illuminates the beautiful craftsmanship and showers its occupants in warm, vitamin D rich hues.