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9 luxury upgrades for your Lahaina home


Lahaina real estate offers plenty of opportunities for people looking to escape to paradise. From multimillion-dollar oceanfront houses to opulent condos, there’s no better way to enjoy Maui than relaxing on a private balcony and watching the sunset. Fortunately, living in luxury is just a few upgrades away.
 
Whether you own oceanfront property or a laid-back condo, making a few simple upgrades to your home can help enhance your island living. Experience everything Hawaii offers by utilizing these nine luxury upgrade tips, as provided by luxury real estate team Ohana Real Estate.

Tips to improve your Lahaina real estate

Improve your home’s lighting with a chandelier

What says luxury more than a chandelier? The glamor and elegance of a chandelier can transform any space into a sight to behold. The best part about these light fixtures is that you do not have to save them for formal dining rooms. Since they come in many different shapes, styles, and sizes, you can bring their beauty to just about any room in your home.

Upgrade your windows

Most Lahaina luxury condos boast sprawling island views, which you can further enhance by upgrading your home’s windows. You can stylize the look and feel of the window frames to better match your home’s design. Additionally, increasing the size of the windows will allow for more natural light, but it’ll also offer better views of the area.
 
Upgrading your windows can also be a practical decision, as well. The heat gained and lost through windows accounts for 25% to 30% of home heating and cooling energy use. By choosing more energy-efficient windows, you can effectively cut down your energy bill each month.

Update your kitchen appliances


Brand-new, shiny appliances will help revitalize your kitchen and make cooking a breeze. Seek out top-of-the-line options from name-brand manufacturers for the best results. Besides the usual upgrades to refrigerators, dishwashers, and stoves, air fryers are trendy new items sure to impress your friends. If you have the space and a hunger for Hawaiian pizza, a dedicated pizza oven will instantly enhance your kitchen.

Put in a steam shower


A steam shower is essentially a vaporous steam room that takes the place of your normal shower stall to recreate a luxurious spa-like experience at home. Benefits of a steam shower include improved circulation, better skin health, reduced stress, and enhanced recovery from workouts. Since these showers don’t take a long time to generate steam, they wind up using less water than regular showerheads in the same amount of time. When you’re done steaming, you can simply switch on the shower for a quick rinse.

Go big with an aquarium

What better way to bring the beauty of Hawaii to your home than through a tropical aquarium. As to the design and type of aquarium, the only real limit is your budget. Whether you opt for a 29-gallon tank or spring for a 5,000-gallon tank, just make sure to stock it with fish native to the area to get that snorkel experience at home. Rare fish will definitely cost more money, but they will be more interesting to look at on a daily basis. You can also decorate the inside of the tank to either a specific theme or to match the rest of your home.

Revamp your home’s flooring

Flooring is typically one of the best upgrades for Lahaina luxury condos. Since floors cover so much space, they heavily contribute to the overall feel of a particular room. If you’re looking to replace worn-out carpeting, opting for a bare wood floor is a timeless classic that is much easier to maintain. For well-worn wood floors, painting the entire floor could hide gouges, scratches, and stains and create a more uniform appearance.
 
If you’re looking for even more luxury, upgrading to heated floors is a nice amenity. Typically, heated floors are added in common areas such as the bathroom and kitchen.

Create a wine cellar


Although Mai Tais may be the official drink of Hawaii, the wine industry has grown steadily since the 1970s. Maui, in particular, has a rich culture of wine and plenty of wineries to choose from. Therefore, adding a wine cellar to your home is a significant investment.
 
Around 40% of the legal drinking population drinks wine, which means in-home wine cellars are in high demand. They’ve become more desired than home movie theaters. A wine cellar can be either a basement or a devoted room to store wine and entertain guests. Prices will vary depending on the storage size, refrigeration, and accessories.

Relax by the fire pit


Lahaina luxury condos typically offer outdoor space, whether a backyard, front yard, or patio deck. Adding a fire pit to that outdoor area is a great way to unwind at the end of the day and watch the sunset.
 
Fire pits can either be wood-burning, gas, or propane. Which you choose will largely depend on the area you’re adding it to. For example, a wood-burning fire pit would not go well on a wood deck. These three options will also vary in price. The higher-end options are usually better in the long run, as they tend to hold up better to the outdoor elements.

Renovate your kitchen countertops


Renovating your countertops is a great way to upgrade the kitchen and give it a more luxurious feel. Since there are many different types of countertops available, choosing one will depend on your home’s style. Nonetheless, great options include marble, granite, or quartz. Butcher blocks are a trendy new style that can give your kitchen a restaurant-like theme.

Ready to enhance your Lahaina home?

Lahaina real estate is a high-demand market with plenty of competition. If you’re wondering how your luxury upgrades may affect the value of your home, contact the Ohana Real Estate team before you make the renovations.



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