If you’re going to pay for a luxury apartment, then you deserve high-end amenities. The majority of apartment complexes offer amenities, such as parking spaces, green areas, and even pools, but you don’t have to settle for the basics.
High-end apartments are upping the ante to compete with each other, which benefits you as a renter. The right amenities can offer a whole new lifestyle; knowing this, luxury apartments are now offering a wider variety and higher quality of options to residents. In fact, if you’re looking for a new residence, here are some luxury apartment amenities to look out for.
Electric vehicles are the way of the future; their lower environmental impact makes them popular with younger generations, and their increasing affordability will make models more accessible. However, one thing you absolutely need as an electric vehicle owner is a car-charging station.
Many gas stations offer charging stations, but leaving home every time you need to charge your car can be inconvenient. Fortunately, many luxury apartment complexes offer car-charging stations on-site.
Global warming has prompted regular people to evaluate their carbon footprint. While there are many things we can do to be environmentally friendly, there are some limitations when living in a rented space.
While understanding the importance of eco-friendly options, many high-end apartments offer the following amenities:
- Solar panels
- Improved water efficiency
- On-site recycling centers
Community movie nights are a common occurrence in apartment buildings, especially those housing families. Having a picnic on the grass while a projector plays a film is loads of fun, but what if your complex had an actual movie theater?
Having an indoor theater space means no last-minute cancellations due to weather. It also allows you to continue the movie-watching tradition during the cold months. If you love the theater experience and spending time with your neighbors, an on-site movie theater is a must-have.
When living in an apartment, storage space can become a problem; even if you rent storage, you run into the issue of convenience. Fortunately, walk-in closets are high on the list of common luxury apartment amenities. These extravagant spaces provide enough room for clothes, shoes, accessories, and short-term storage items.
Have you ever been craving a smoothie but didn’t have the ingredients to make one at home? This usually necessitates a trip to your local smoothie shop, which not only takes time out of your busy day but also uses up gas. In the end, maybe you decided it was better not to go.
But what if you only had to take an elevator ride or a flight of stairs? Many high-end apartment complexes are also home to retail stores, allowing residents to access all sorts of shops easily:
- Grocery stores
- Juice bars
- Coffee shops
Many people visit a spa as a way to relax and treat themselves. In fact, some spa customers make a day of their visit. What if your apartment complex offered this service exclusively to its residents?
Not only would it be less of a hassle to visit, but you may also have an easier time making an appointment. With visitors limited to residents and their guests, you’re more likely to get a time slot that works for you.
Virtual golf is an increasingly popular pastime and a fun amenity for residents. It’s a great option for a birthday party or group hangout, especially since all equipment is provided at the simulator.
A beautiful environment relaxes residents and encourages pride in the complex, which is why community gardens are so popular among high-end apartments. Additionally, they provide a new avenue for neighbors to meet and take part in community activities.
Of course, a garden doesn’t have to be solely about looks. Many people appreciate fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs, which is why a community garden can double as a kitchen garden.
Game rooms are popular among homeowners for their entertainment and socializing potential. Due to limited space, many apartment residents can’t have this luxury in their own units.
Fortunately, many luxury complexes understand the benefits of a game room and are happy to offer one in a clubhouse or other facility. The best game rooms should have a variety of activities:
- Board games
- Television with video game console hookups
When the weather is nice, don’t you want to take advantage of it by enjoying a meal outside? A must-have high-end amenity is outdoor dining and cooking areas. Besides having a place to grill your hotdogs, these areas make amazing places to host parties, as they have adequate space to accommodate a large number of people.
Speaking of great gathering places, a rooftop deck should be near the top of your luxury apartment amenities list. This area not only provides space for large hangouts but also offers beautiful views of the surrounding city.
In the middle of an urban area, green spaces are coveted. While community gardens are a wonderful place to work or admire, large green spaces are meant to be played in. Offering grassy areas encourages residents to partake in a number of outdoor activities:
- Capture the flag
- Playing fetch with a pet
Having a green space in your complex means you don’t have to drive to a park to enjoy a nice day outdoors, saving you time and gas.
If you enjoy sports, whether for exercise, fun, or socializing, then an on-site sports facility is essential. Many high-end complexes offer courts for a variety of sports:
Additionally, management can offer classes for residents who wish to learn a sport. If enough people are interested, they may organize community competitions.
Smart Home Features
With their convenience, smart home features are quickly becoming the norm; you can turn on the lights, see who’s at the door, and even change the temperature, all from your phone or by talking to a virtual assistant. If you want high-end amenities that not only enhance your life but are also eco-friendly and cost-saving, then you should look for apartments with smart home features integrated into the space.
Many companies allow employees to work from home, which usually requires a home office with a plethora of equipment:
- Fax machine
- Copy machine
- Hi-speed WiFi
That can be a tall order when you’re renting an apartment. Fortunately, many luxury complexes offer co-working spaces that provide office equipment and include perks such as a coffee or juice bar.
When you’re looking for luxury apartments, you want to get your money’s worth. That’s why Ellicott Development offers a variety of high-end amenities to our residents. Whether you’re interested in a modern high-rise or comfortable studio, we can provide.
We own and manage several locations around and in the city of Buffalo; with our wide selection of apartments for rent, you’re sure to find the right home for you. To learn more or see available units, give us a call at 716-854-0060 or contact us online.
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