How much is your dream home?

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You may already have the land where you want to build your dream home, if you’re exactly going through that moment, you may wonder: how much is it going to cost building my dream home? Where should I start from? It would depend on the location, materials’ quality, construction size and the investment we can afford on the infrastructure.

But the purchase of a land doesn’t allow us to build any kind of construction there. Before deciding to buy a property, we should read each community and town legislation, which is available at each town office.

We have to check the laws in terms of buildability and land-use, these characteristics are defined at each town or city’s legislation. The buildability of a land is the percentage over the whole surface in which we can build. And land-use is referred to the quantity of metres we can use in the field.

It’s important to check construction’s legislation in the place we’re going to build too. So it’s advisable to ask for help to a technician in order to understand the field’s construction legislation, as these laws can change even if the fields are in the same town, changes such as colours, materials, the number of floors and the exterior appearance.

Once you have chosen the field, we go to the project’s draft order. This is the stage when your dream home is designed and details are decided to make your project a reality. This is the longest stage of the process. Approximately, to have a final project it could last from 2 to 4 months depending on the size of the house.

The next step after having the project and the building permit would be to find the construction company, which is one of the most important factors for building your dream home.

You choose the price, as you tell the architect how we want our home to be and its qualities. It’s important to know the construction company’s reliability. Their team capacity and their commitment to finish the work at the proper time. The home style would depend on the customer’s preferences, classic, colonial, rustic, modern, minimalist… although we can find some of them in the same home. Materials are another factor to consider, and the façade’s design which is the first overview you receive from the work.

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Other technical aspects to take into account are:

Making a topographic study.

For the foundations we have to know how the soil is and where is it. Those data are provided by the geotechnical study.

And on the other hand, the building engineer or technical architect, as this figure will be in charge of the correct work execution and will entrust himself with accomplishing the expected budget.

The periods are the following :

  • Project: between 2 and 4 months.
  • Visado colegio de arquitectos: 1 week.
  • Local permits: normally, local towns give you and answer between 1 or 2 months.
  • Work construction: with industrialised systems between 4 and 6 months. With concrete structure 8-12 months.

Another point which could be interesting for us is the funding and its requirements:

For these projects, banking institutions make available for us what we know as self-build loans, an installments kind of funding, the bank transfers the amount as the work advances. Before thinking of borrowing this loan, we have to have in mind three previous conditions:

  • Being the actual owner of the field in which we’re gping to build the home, it must be duly registered at Property Registration office.
  • Having a construction project from an architect and endorsed by theCollege of Architects.
  • Getting a building permit from the municipality where the home is.

 

These documents are submitted with the loan request. And the bank institution would review the operation’s financial viability and the needed quantity. Afterward, the interest rate to apply and the loan’s installments, which is usually a maximum of 30 years, although this depends on each bank.

About the loan’s installments:

Generally, the loaned money is from 80% to 85% of the final cost, but the bank doesn’t give the money in one go. The bank makes a first disposal, to allow the works to begin and which is a quantity between 40% and 50% of the total loan quantity. Immediately, construction stages are set up, so the bank checks the project is advancing as expected. And so after each stage we receive a new quantity of money until completing the loan’s entirety.

With these advices we don’t pretend you to follow all of them. But to help you making clear what is really needed.

 

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The 4 most eccentric villas

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On today’s post we’re telling you about those luxury villas whose owners didn’t want to give up on their most personal tastes, they didn’t have any hesitations to pay for custom services and facilities either. All of that, in order to get the most accurate to the dream home they desired the most.

It does exist a considerable list of people who have no qualms to pay any price for accomplishing their most desired dreams and self-induging themselves, as the last detail and the less important to take into account is money.

It exist an Economics term about the luxury goods, which perfectly fits with the construction of the most eccentric luxury villas. It’s about Veblen goods, and these describe demand’s behaviour conversely. This is, if a standard good reduces its demand when its price rises, Veblen goods have the particularity to increase their demand when their price rises.

This behaviour perfectly defines the most personal luxury villas’ owners tastes. So as they are obviously billionaire, they want their home to be different and unique from the rest too. And the higher the price of it is, the most exclusive it will be, less people could own it and more different it would be.

Hereafter, and by knowing how owners tastes and preferences define, we’ll show you a list of the most eccentric luxury villas, each one of these, with their peculiarities:

Acqua Liana, Florida.

It’s a luxury villa for the American real estate guru Frank McKinney. The best thing about this home is that it’s ecological and environmental friendly. This guru wanted the design to be inspired at tropical islands. It has an infrastructure fully dedicated to the house’s supply. As for example, a fleet of solar panels which take the place of a basketball court. Its rainwater collection system is so efficient that it would fill an olympic pool each 14 days. The most eccentric about this home could be it’s huge aquarium, a spa with waterfall or 11 terraces to enjoy of them.

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Versalles, Florida

It’s about the biggest familiar home ever built in the United Sates. The name of it is due to its exact similarity of the home’s entry with the Parisian Palace of Versailles. By now, it’s property of the real estate businessman David Siegel, who has it on sale for a new owner to get to finish it construction. The overall budget amounts to 100$ millions. In this property, we can find a some facilities such as a skating rink, an olympic swimming pool, a cave which leads you to 3 spas, 30 bedrooms, 10 kitchens, and a 25 metres high waterfall.

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Barbie Malibú Manor

It’s a 1000m2 manor fully dedicated to Barbie’s world and you can find it at the coastal area of Malibú, California. It was build by the famous interior designer Jonathan Adler due to doll’s  50th anniversary celebration. What attracks attention the most about this is manor is its pink colour. And all the references it touches upon Barbie. It’s a museum around Barbie. From a vanity with an exclusive collection of 25 dolls, to a living room worth to mention. A chandelier made of Barbie’s wigs and a mirror which frames are made of 64 dolls.

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The Manor, Los Ángeles.

It was the home for the renowned TV producer Aaron Spelling, sagas’ creator as for example of Charlie’s Angels TV series. Although it’s currently on sale, it was the dream of Aaron to live there with his family. The house’s counts on 123 rooms, an indoor skating rink, a bowling alley, and a room which only goal is to wrap presents inside of it. It also counts on sports courts and several swimming pools.

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Certainly, these luxury villas stand out for their eccentricities, and it is that luxury sometimes doesn’t know of bounds.

All of these luxury villas have in common the personality of each of their owners. And all the element required to build them up.

In iLuxenio, luxury and exclusivity defines us, and the first thing we have into account is the customer’s will. In every respect, we provide them with different options to make their dream home a reality.

As you can see in our works’ portfolio on the website, each villa is so different itself as their owners’ tastes. We are in charge of it until the end of the process. The result turns out to be even better than expected.

 

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The best sustainable villas in the world

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On today’s post we’re telling you about some of the essential elements which define iLuxenio’s activity. Our subject is not other but the construction of sustainable villas.

After reading this post, you’ll know what actually means a sustainable home, which elements are them composed of. As well as the reasons of the customers to choose this kind of construction. Finally, after explaining you the current scenario for these, we’ll leave you a list with the best sustainable villas in the world.

A sustainable home is that which bases its performance and construction on sustainability principles. This will imply a clean energy consumption and even energy self-sufficiency. We can also talk about homes made of ecological materials, or which performance (apart from coming from clean energy), it doesn’t provoke any impact on the environment.

The main reasons for buyers to go for sustainable villas are:

  • Comfort: living in a sustainable house guarantees you the maximum comfort with nature, although visually it doesn’t seem to be like that. Feeling, breathing and touching a home made of fine materials always make you feel good.
  • Health: inside a sustainable villa, it’s impossible to perceive signs of excessive moisture, lack of ventilation, etc. This would help the increasing number of people who suffer from respiratory diseases. As it avoids allergy problems, asthma, migrain or skin irritations.
  • Savings: the fact that sustainable villas are built in the best conditions, talking about thermal insulation, orientation, or cross ventilation would mean that it’s easier to reach a constant temperature and that it wouldn’t require a greater energy performance for it, due to low-quality enclosures, or an inadequate construction as much as for materials as for home’s orientation. If we really want to have a full sustainable home, we won’t regret about the great advantage it brings at long-term.
  • Regulations: the Technical Building Code (TBC), on its Basic Document of Energy Savings binds all new constructions before December 31st 2020 to be considered as nearly-zero energy.
  • Lifestyle: if you feel yo owe nature, ori f you think you could be more responsible with it. The peak of a healthy lifestyle isn’t only affecting to diet or exercising, but to all the activities we’re daily doing.

How to identify sustainable villas? Which elements make them different?

First of all, the wealth of natural materials.

Sustainable villas are made of fine and local materials, and make use of them for its correct functioning. We talk about locals because of obtaining easily resources. And because these materials are naturally made for adapting to the environment where they’re extracted and where they’re going to be built.

On the other hand, the plants multitude. Those help to mantain a constant temperature and moisture in the home. Apart from it, it’s ideal to use plants which require of very few water resources an those covered with rain collected water.

Secondly, by its design and orientation.

Sustainable villas projected on a plane seem to be perfect bioclimatic architecture works. But on the ground, these could mean a pain in the neck.

On the ground, the correct orientation of the home could be something impossible to get, or the correct functioning of the house not as efficient as expected. The same thing could happen with design, the work execution has to respect and understand the villa’s performance so the inital purpose of the construction doesn’t ruin itself.

Finally, the use of renewable energies and technological elements.

Sustainable villas are match really well with technology, although we apparently match sustainability with natural and ecological. Technology is able to control some certain elements of the villa in order to reach ideal temperature conditions (smart home). And obviously, another differential element would be to see renewable energy devices joined to one of the adjacent parts of the villa.

After knowing these features of sustainable villas, here we leave below some of the best sustainable villas in the world:

sustainable villasYing Yang House by: Brooks+Scarpa

It’s a full efficient villa located at Venice, California. It’s a single-family home which adapts to the needs of a family with children.

sustainable villasZEB Pilot House by: Snøhetta

It’s located in Norway and it’s the perfect example to build rustic sustainable villas.

sustainable villasLa Casa de los Vientos: José Luís Muñoz

It’s a villa located in the province of Cádiz. From its balcony you can watch Sotogrande, the Mediterranean Sea and even the Rock of Gibraltar.

sustainable villasS-House by: KO+KO architects

In this case, the villa not only stands out for its meandering shape with S form. But for being one of the fews which provides itself with geotermal energy.

 

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Why is luxury becoming eco-friendly?

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What made environmentalism and sustainability to take part into major luxury firms rather than keeping at background? As much as construction, fashion, weddings, and travels. Even touristic draws, glamping, etc., ecofriendly world and luxury are already going hand in hand. And they’re getting on really well.

But they exist complementary concepts as eco-healthy, eco-chic.. . An endless list of definitions thai s eve making us to wonder if we really understand what we read whethe to embrace it.

But, in a scene of a strong bet for what is socially responsible. And for an ecosystem which isn’t letting us more time to hesitate about respecting the environment or not. All the luxury companies from all the industries are shaping their business model performing by the rules of environmentalism principles. And for it, ecofriendly concept (friends with eco world), comes out ahead.

How did luxury and environmentalism manage to complement each other?

Probably luxury is a concept conventionally related to resources waste and to extravagance. Environmentalism, to a simple life or to make the most of resources. In common, the change in society’s mentality. Resources provided by nature and required to any created and consumed thing. Apart from that, purchase power doesn’t save anyone from floods, earthquakes or hurricanes.

Now, more aware of a responsible consumption, companies want to become leaders in opinion, trends, and consumption in this field too. Selling luxury as a way of resources conservation, the purest and as less transformed as possible.

Once this trendy relationship explained, we would like to tell you about different industries related to luxury, which are very commited to ecofriendly philosophy.

Homes and construction

A recognizable ecofriendly character is related to a tolerant furnituring in respect with the environment, materials’ recycling with which they’re made of, or to their ecofriendly production and performance.

A zen luxury villa is the style (even visually) which better represents how an energy efficient house is.

Using plants for our garden that don’t require of much water resources.

Also, using disposable pallets, with a fresh painting and varnish layer, are a perfect solution for a portable table.

Painting without chemicals (mercury or lead) or holes used as stores under the stairs.

If you want to build your sustainable home or you want to check if your house is, the ideal thing is to appeal to certification mechanisms as LEED or BREEAM certifications.

These certifications establish some performing patterns for a home, and certificate it helps you to guarantee that your home is being respectful with the environment.

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Fashion

Also, in the world of fashion, we can see how real consumption clothing leaders as H&M or Inditex are creating their own ecofriendly and exclusive business lines.

In Inditex, ‘Green to Wear’ is in charge of the ecological management of clothes tinting, water management and machinery energy management.

On the other hand, Green Carpet Challenge event, where celebrites are challenged to parade with eco brands throughout the carpet. Eco-Age brand, supplier of eco products to the greates fashion brands, and the footwear designer Sergio Rossi left us stunning designs as this is:

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Pic by: itfashion.com

But we would like to highlight too a Spanish company positioned at bathing clothes market. AllSisters has also known how to read the market’s needs and it’s already conquered several continents thanks to its organical clothes, with no need of giving up on processes functionality nor vanguardism at designing.

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Travels

Especially relevant, Costa Rica is one of the most renowned countries for leading sustainable tourism. It’s an earthly paradise which has properly known how to take over ecofriendly market. Which offers wealthy hosting and activities options, all of them respectful with the environment.

Since they know their customers’ need, they know they these are ready to pay a higher price if they’re provided with services which guarantee that they’re not damaging environment. In the own country, they grant the Certificado de Sostenibilidad Turística (CST) to those hotels which meet the requirements.

Also, in the last few years an ecofriendly housing trend called glamping, has been created. It’s about the combination of glamour and camping words. And these are real sustainable pieces of art, which offer the maximum contact with nature at the same time with luxury services and equipments.

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Along this post, you could see the wide variety that ecofriendly and luxury offers.

In iLuxenio we are experts in the construction of luxury villas. By applying sustainability and exclusivity principles, from the main shaping material of the villa until its energy certification. We believe in a sustainable life style.  Beginning by your own home is a more than good way to make it.

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Luxury architecture in residential areas of Marbella

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Residential market within luxury architecture is currently growing worldwide.

We can define this architecture as an innovative architecture and with a personalized design, customized and made of unique spaces. While providing all of the needs for those who live inside them, mixing comfort with high quality.

Also this architecture has to be exclusive talking of used materials and with a high thermal isolating equipment, acoustic, and energy efficiency standards, apart from offering you technology as domotics is, which contributes with daily comfort as much as with security. Finally, it’s an architecture customized for the client.

Undoubtely, this architecture has a higher price than a standard construction, so its kind of customer counts on a high purchasing power.

 Which are the most sought elements in luxury architecture?

  • Well equiped kitchens.
  • Technology.
  • Open, ventilated and large floors.
  • Outdoors kitchens and pools. A well equiped indoor kitchen isn’t simply enough for someone who’s looking for luxury, they look for a cosy kitchen, and an outdoor kitchen.
  • Location, exclusivity in the property, a free place to rest and relax in the most absolute secret.
  • A games room and a cinema.
  • An exercise room.
  • Big rooms, specially the main one.
  • Dressing rooms.

But, which features are currently demanded from luxury architecture?

Now to location it adds each home’s customization, apart from art, vertical gardens, a reputed architect seal, energy certification, winery… As this house’s type customer wants his/her home to be unique and personalised, from the materials to distribution choice. Also to be provided of LEED, BREEAM, or the recent Nearly Zero Energy Building energy certifications. This homes’ buyer profile is very discerning and looks for quality, exclusivity, home leisure, and technology.

Do you know the most exclusive residential areas in Spain?

Down below we’ll tell you how them are but also they placement:

Ciudad Diagonal: The placement is in Esplugues de Llobregat, to the northwest of Barcelona city. Also the famous couple formed by the singer Shakira and the football player Piqué they have bought a 700 m2 mansion. It’s one of the most fashionable and most exclusive areas in Barcelona.

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La Zagaleta: It’s in Benahavís (Málaga). It’s an area which gives home to anonymous tycoons, it’s found one step away from Marbella but it’s considered as the most protected residential area in Europe. Especially relevant, it counts on recreative fishing areas, golf courts, heliports, and restaurants rised to the living standard which sorrounds the area. From any point of the residential area you can appreciate the contrast between the high area in which the villas are and the Mediterranean Sea. One of the curiosities of this placement is that it lists on secondary stock exchange with the name of Zagaleta SLU.  

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Sotogrande: It’s a residential area placed in San Roque’s Cádiz municipality. Probably, it’s a renowned area and very reputed by its sports events, whether horse riding or golf tournaments. It’s proximity to Marbella’s influence area almost propitiates resident flows between both areas to enjoy of their facilities and events. 

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Son Vida: It’s also the reference for luxury residential in Palma de Mallorca. Placed in a typical Mediterranean pine forests’ environment, from their luxurious mansions you can see Palma’s bay. In its environment there are plenty of golf resorts, and among their inhabitants we can find the ex Real Madrid football player Steve McManaman or Gabriel Escarrer (Meliá Hotels). The average price of these houses are around 4 miilions of euros.

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La Finca: First of all, this is the most private and secure residential complex in Madrid’s community. Also
 placed in the near municipality of Pozuelo de Alarcón, it’s famous maybe for being the home of football players such as Cristiano Ronaldo or singers such as Alejandro Sanz. Also, the most characteristic aspects of this place, its inhabitants have remarked its extreme security, with some sophisticasted identification systems or the strict confindentiality code that facilities’ workers must keep. But the main requirement to be a neighbour of this residential area it’s not the purchase power, as there’s an interview with the area sales agents in which one or other buyer has been dismissed as a neighbour.

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In conclusion, which are for you the most essential elements for a luxury architecture? Do you know any other place with this characteristics? Do you believe in technology factor as a luxury determining in residential sector?

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How celebrities’ homes are

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The French Côte D’Azur, Costa Esmeralda in Italy, Aspen in the USA or an attic in the Upper East Side…  celebrities don’t resign with few and when they have to invest in real estate property they do it in style.

Either models, actors, designers, business men with great fortunes who look for privacity, exclusiveness and luxury for living or to spend their holiday vacation.

According to a research carried out by Savills real property consulting services, after analysing the touristic residential market, where great worldwide fortunes are buying properties, we find firstly the French Côte D’Azur with a price of 21 millions (€) for a five- room luxury house. On the Côte D’Azur it stands out Saint-Jean-Cap- Ferrat, a French commune and town between Nice and Monaco where there are more than 500 luxury properties. We can highlight Paul Allen’s home, Microsoft cofounder and Andrew Lloyds’, the British songwriter.

Secondly, Costa Esmeralda in Sardinia (Italy). Thirdly, San Bartolomé French island, it’s a territorial overseas collectivity belonging to France located in the Caribbean Sea with a surface of 20km. In fourth place of the ranking we can mention Aspen in Colorado (USA) and its exclusive ski resort. There, the average value of high standing porperties is about 9,5 million Euros.

We can also mention places such as Monaco, or Barbados Island specially for the British people who are the recurrent buyers of luxury properties in the area. Furthermore, to mention Lago Como, where we can find three magnificent George Clooney’s villas, a wonderful Madonna’s house or Matt Bellamy as a neighbour, Muse’s music band vocalist.

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Villa Oleandra is one of George Clooney’s villas, he bought it for 12 millions (€) in 2002. The villa has a private quay.

Picture: Revista Hola

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This Tuscan style villa is one of the three mansions that the actor owns at Lago Como.

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Matthias Khün property mansion. It’s located at the private island of Tagomago (Ibiza). The price of its rent swings from 100.000€ and 160.000 € per week.

Picture: Lecturas

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s mansion, 7 bedrooms and nine bathrooms with a value of 21.7 millions (€). So, the villa is located at the exclusive area of Georgia Pond in East Hamptons, this mansion is known as Pond House. The house was designed by the architect Stanford White and was remodeled in 2008.

Picture: Idealista

celebritiesIt has an infinity pool as we can see in the picture.

Picture: Idealista

celebritiesIt has seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, it even has a guest’s house inside it with two bedrooms.

Picture: Idealista

If we focus only in Spain, we’ll also find top destinations for celebrities.

Among them we highlight as the number one Costa del Sol, where the main location is Marbella, an elegant city where the Arab occupation remains mixed with the modern complex’s facilities.

Thirdly we find Sotogrande, an american style residential area in Cádiz lands. In conclusion, in 4th place we can name Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca’s island capital and Balearic Islands’ autonomous community, where we can find Michael Douglas’ mannor or the tennis player, Rafa Nadal’s house.

Prince singer’s house in Marbella.

Picture: Vanitatis

Paloma San Basilio’s house in Zahara de los Atunes, Cádiz.

Picture: Vanitatis

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Manuel Díaz “El Cordobés” bullfighter and Virginia Troconis’ mansion at Costa del Sol.

Picture: Vanitatis

House of Marbella’s mayor, Ángeles Muñoz, at Costa del Sol. It has a 1.700 square meters extent allocated in five floors, three of them underground.

Picture: Vanitatis

 

What is the objective of these celebrities? To live like kings and queens in the maximum number of square meters.

Whether in  a mediterranean inspirational mansion in Georgia Pond or a minimalist house in front of Alemanes’ beach in Zahara de los Atunes, of Paloma San Basilio. On the other hand, there are details such as infinity pools that are common to most of celebrities’ houses.

In conclusion, with iLuxenio you can build your dreamhouse as the same as celebrities do. Sign in to iLuxenio and you’ll find unique details about contructions and projects at luxury residential. You can search by ubication, size, construction type.. you can search as many times as you want and play with all the criteria within reach to discover who is behind each design.

Choose your desired preferences and discover which are the most similar house to your dream.

Since you meet with us for the first time until turnkey, in iLuxenio we are at your disposal during all the process, you can check with us about any point and we’ll solve all of your questions.

You can contact us in iluxenio@iluxenio.com.

iLuxenio, leaders in exclusive and sustainable building. 

Luxury on smart homes

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These are future homes, technological solutions offered by smart homes, they help us to simplify and improve our life quality by technology and design integration.

There’s an increasing number of houses that count on this kind of technologies at home, which their main feature is the integrated wiring, controlled by an intelligent device.

The relation between design and personal preference leads to a great level of eccentricity and luxury.

What make these smart homes smart is automation  but, for those who don’t get familiar with the term, when talking about ‘automation’ we mean the technologies combination applied to automation and control of the house, allowing the efficient management of energy, comfort and security, which allows those who live inside it to control from a Smartphone or an iPad. Its advantages are many, as they provide well-being, life quality, time savings…

But, what advantages bring Smart homes to us?

5 fields in which services offered by automation work are:

-They contribute us with great cost savings, there’s a growing number of people that look for this at the most efficient way.

Security, through automated people surveillance, throughout intrusive controls, automatic doors closing system, security cameras, personal alarms… converting this way your home into a more comfortable place, so it allows you to switch off, switch on, regulate… all electronic devices of the house.

Accessibility, also to disabled people, it eases all home elements handling, adjusting to all of their needs.

Comfort, it gives required need to every single person who lives inside the home.

– It guarantees communication, through the house’s remote control, Smartphone, computer, tablet.. which delivers all the anomalies to these devices.

smart homes

In recent years, this industry has evolved enough, contributing with solutions to all kinds of homes, increasing life quality, living functionality and well-being of its inhabitants.

Current real state industry takes much into account domotics systems, so they make more comfortable and efficient it’s inhabitants life. This kind of solutions cover great part of users’ needs. Having your own smart home controlled, it doesn’t only contributes to have the whole of your life managed, but to know its consumption at every moment. One of the main reasons to integrate this technology is energy efficiency.

All of us at least for once, we have dreamt to have a luxury home and apart from that to have this technology applied to the home.

In addition, here we want to show you a list of astonishing houses, which also are Smart Homes.

Nowadays there’s a big number of apps to control your Smart Home from your Smartphone or from your tablet

Here we want to recommend some of them easy to customise and use, which will make your life easier:

PhilipsHue

It allows you to control lightning from Philips devices that you have at home from your smartphone or your iPad, setting a suitable level of light depending on the situation in which you are.

See-home

A Schneider Electric app for devices with Android or iOS, which allows you to control automated installation all over the house.

Houseinhandknx

With this one you can control lights, climatization, shutters, audiovisual devices such as audio, TV, cameras… from whereever you are.

IndigoTouch

Another app for iPad and iPod Touch, iPhone, which allows to remotely control lightning, irrigation plants system, heating… among other devices.

Nexho

Also used for automated control of the house, for iOS and Android. It manages electronic devices, shutters, climatization, lightning…

Tahomahome control by Somfy

Both for Android or for Apple, it allows to control io-homecontrol techonoly equipments, both if you are at home or out of it.

Wink

Once installed and connected to it, it allows to raise and lower the garage door, lightning, opening and closing doors or checking if there’s a water leak.

Peel:

Another app which consists on an intelligent remote control with automated control for the image, sound and multimuedia uses.

TYcoInteractive Security:

It allows to watch live the house, heating, controlling lights, and the rest of devices connected to the network. It also makes available an alarm system to alert the police.

Parrot Flower Power:

For those enthusiast of the last technologies and ecology, it includes a sensor to measure plants needs that live in the house.

Ilumi:

It’s designed for all kinds of smartphones, this app offers the possiblity to optimize and play with the lightning. It’s for houses integrated by several kinds of LED bulbs that can be programmed to change the colour.

In conclusion, in iLuxenio we can make your dream come true, if you’re thinking of building the house of your dreams don’t hesitate to contact us, we use the latest technologies for your project’s development.

You can contact us in iluxenio@iluxenio.com.

iLuxenio, leaders in exclusive and sustainable construction.