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There’s no end to the luxury amenities that are available with Laguna Beach real estate. From stunning ocean views to the latest in smart home technology, Laguna Beach is a trendsetter when it comes to custom home upgrades and luxury living.

If you’re considering making some upgrades to your home, it’s wise to consider which remodeling projects will add the most value. The following are some great choices to give you the best return on your investment.


If you could only focus on one area of your home for an upgrade before listing, you’ll get the biggest bang for your buck from an upscale kitchen remodel. While kitchen remodels for mid-range homes don’t offer the same kind of return, high-quality upgrades for high-end homes do – especially if the kitchen doesn’t match the rest of the home in terms of quality. Consider adding energy-efficient appliances, custom cabinets and countertops and new lighting to show off a gorgeous new space.


Bathrooms that recreate a spa feeling can be a high priority for luxury buyers, so this can be another good place to spend your remodeling dollars. Radiant heat bathroom flooring not only makes a master bathroom cozy to the touch on those cool beach mornings, but it is also energy efficient and can reduce the amount of energy a homeowner consumes. Other luxury bathroom amenities that can boost the resale value of your home include steam showers, marble soaking tubs, and a towel-warming drawer for chilly days.

Master Suite

A high-end Laguna Beach home should spare no luxury when it comes to the master suite – or, in some cases, his and her master suites. These areas should be sprawling spaces with plenty of room for a large bed and seating area. Closets should be of a size fit for royalty and the whole room should be outfitted with the latest technology.

Wine Cellar

Southern California is a wine-lover’s paradise, and many luxury homebuyers need a place at home to store their collections. A temperature-controlled wine cellar can be a value-added addition to your Laguna Beach home. You may also want to consider adding a wine cooler near the kitchen so that some of the bottles are within easy reach for entertaining.

Exercise Room

Who wants to go to the gym when there’s plenty of room to exercise at home? If your home has the room to dedicate space as an exercise area, go for it. Outfit the space with weights and equipment and make sure it’s wired for sound and television. Consider adding a sauna or indoor whirlpool to relax after a particularly challenging workout.


With so many recent advances in technology for the home, it’s imperative that any upscale properties take advantage of these electronic amenities. Smart home technology can be applied nearly everywhere – from security systems and landscape maintenance to media rooms and offices.

More Information

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