More than anything today, residents want to have rich experiences in the places they live. But they don’t want to break the bank to do it.
While luxury living has been featured in apartment communities for years, as the costs of land, entitlements and overall building materials continue to rise, developers are increasingly forced to make choices in the design and feel of their communities to stay on budget. At the same time, residents are pushing back against higher rents, even as they demand the same level of luxury today.
But by choosing from products like Peerless Faucet’s new design-oriented collections, multifamily designers and developers can create rich living experiences for their residents, without spending a fortune.
High-end style, without the price
Take, for example, the experiences of Mia Farrell, an interior designer with Nailed It! Remodeling in Indianapolis. While working on an older rehab near the city’s historic downtown, Farrell had a design-selection quandary. The space clearly called for a clean, classic aesthetic, but with four bathrooms and a kitchen to revamp, the costs of the choices she made would be multiplied five times over, a typical challenge dictated by the unchangeable algebra of multifamily development.
Her solution was the Peerless Westchester Collection, a transitional design offering that includes a two-handle, widespread faucet for the baths that comes in oil rubbed bronze, brushed nickel or chrome. In the kitchen, she chose the Westchester’s iconic Bridge faucet to accentuate the historic elements of the space, while also updating it with a contemporary feel.
While many bridge faucets and two-handle widespread sink faucets can usually be costly, she was able to select these products with similar design flairs without overspending.
Not skimping on quality
Farrell chooses Peerless in situations where she knows her customers want a luxurious, rich feel, but also need to save their budget for other items, such as countertops and cabinetry. At the same time, she never recommends clients choose “budget” fixtures.
“Clients go online and see a $50 faucet and ask why they can’t just buy that,” Farrell says. “But you don’t want to skimp on plumbing.”
With Peerless Faucet, a subsidiary of Masco Corp., she knows the faucets’ internal parts go through rigorous testing and are backed by support and warranty if needed.
“Design and quality don’t have to be sacrificed just to save on costs,” Farrell says. “These lines help me give my clients an upgrade, without doubling the budget, using fixtures that will stand the test of time.”
That’s testament to rich living today, without having to pay the price.
To learn more about low-cost luxury designs, visit peerlessfaucet.com.