Cigar rooms and yoga studios: The latest must-have features in London refurbishments


August 9, 2017



First came Italian hand-crafted kitchens and marble bathrooms. Then came features like private cinema rooms, gyms and underground swimming pools. And nowadays it seems like almost every prestige London refurbishment has a mega-basement unfolding beneath it. These are all things we’re used to seeing and hearing about on London’s super-prime property scene.

Taking leisure to a new level
But now we’re noticing a fresh wave of must-have features that take home leisure facilities to a whole other level. As well as impressive underground swimming pools and gyms, London’s high-end properties need to cater to their owners’ every possible leisure and relaxation desire.

Think dedicated cigar rooms that put the finest gentlemen’s club to shame, wine cellars built into the floor and even ballrooms. Homeowners can de-stress in their yoga studio, Turkish bath and massage room, or get pampered in their personal hair salon. Or, if they’re feeling competitive, they can bowl a few strikes in their private bowling alley.

High tech is high priority
Whether catering for security-conscious owners or those who just love their gadgets, London’s homes have got a lot more high tech. We’re noticing more and more homeowners want to kit their homes out with features that would make Q envious.

High-security vaults, bomb-proof windows and security systems with fingerprint, face or eye recognition will satisfy even the most security-conscious owner. And gadget lovers can indulge their passion for technology with sliding roofs, intelligent Lutron lighting control systems and huge TVs that rotate to become paintings.

One thing’s for sure, it takes architects and contractors with great vision and technical skill to deliver the personalised features and quality finish London’s high-end property owners expect.

We at Corebuild relish projects that push design and build limits. Talk to us about your prestige project and find out more about our experience in delivering London refurbishments of outstanding quality.