4 Tips for Moving From an Apartment in the City to a Luxury Home

If you’re looking to move from a rental property in the city to a luxury home in the suburbs, there are some things to consider and questions to ask along the way. Below, we’ve gathered some of our recommendations when moving from a condo or apartment in the city to a custom luxury home.

Ask for the Home Maintenance and Renovation History

If you’ve read our previous blog about buying your first luxury home, then this section may seem redundant to you. But we truly can’t stress the importance of asking for a home’s maintenance log and full history enough! Ensuring that the home you are about to buy has been well taken care of and properly managed prior to your purchase will save you a lot of stress and money down the road. If the home has been renovated it is wise to ask for copies of plans and permits. At Dibico, we provide all of our home management clients with an extensive maintenance log that details the work we’ve done, tracks their warranties and documents any projects. This not only helps with the upkeep of their home but can also help to sell the property when the time comes.

Hire a Designer or Architect to Maximize All Your New Space

You’re probably moving from a condo or apartment to a home so you can have more space for you and your family to relax and enjoy. But have you thought about what you’re going to do with all of that extra space? We suggest brainstorming all the ways you’re going to make the most of the upgrade in square footage – why not an in-home gym? Master bath with a claw foot bathtub and walk-in shower? Yes, please. A luxury closet that competes with a high-end store’s dressing room? Absolutely. Now’s the time to bring those dreams to reality when moving out of the city and into your custom home. Unless you have a really clear vision of how you want your new home to look and feel, and even if you do, we strongly suggest consulting an experienced interior designer or architect to help create a clear direction and plans for your home - even if you aren’t able to start right away or do them all at once - having a road map can help to reduce confusion and save money in the long run. Dibico works with many of Greenwich’s most celebrated designers and we are happy to make an introduction for you.

Create Your Ideal Outdoor Environment

The most common reason we hear from people moving to our area from the city is that they want their kids to have a yard and places to run and play. All this new outdoor space is one of the main perks of moving from the city to a new luxury home, so why not make sure it lives up to its potential? Give your kids the gift of the ideal playhouse or jungle gym, build the tennis court for weekend matches that you’ve always dreamed of or build a cabana or pool house that is part game room, part sports bar, and part guest house and make your home the place everyone wants to be! Create an outdoor environment that can be a hub for friends trying to escape the city or family to gather on weekends and holidays. From a fully stocked outdoor kitchen to a custom fire pit or water feature in your fabulous pool – the options are endless. We’d love to show you some of the past outdoor spaces we’ve transformed for clients!

Know the Importance of Preventative Maintenance

Having been building and maintaining luxury homes for 30 years we have one critical piece of advice: don’t wait until something breaks to get your home properly maintained. We can’t stress enough the importance of preventative maintenance vs. emergency repairs.

Managing a luxury home can be an intensive and time-consuming process, but just like a high-end sport or luxury car - it is critical to the overall longevity and well being of your home. With an increase in square footage, the addition of property and landscaping or a pool, and new systems for automation, safety, and security there is also an increase in maintenance needs.

At Dibico, our Home Management team handles everything so that you can rest easy. We are literally the only call you ever need to make for anything related to your home and lifestyle.

Congrats on making the move from the city to a luxury home! At Dibico, it’s our goal to help you have a seamless transition, and ensure that you get the ultimate return on your investment – a spectacular home and the time to enjoy it! If you’re interested in our home management or renovation services, give us a call!


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4 Tips When Buying Your First Luxury Home

Are you in the process of buying your first luxury home? Do you know the questions to ask to ensure that you buy the right home? Do you know the questions to ask once it’s yours? At Dibico, our hope is for all of our clients to have the most magnificent living space and for it to be the home of many magic moments and a lifetime of happiness. We’ve gathered some points to consider when buying your first luxury home that will set you up for success in your new home and for years to come.

Ask for the Home Maintenance and Renovation History

We can’t stress enough how important it is to ask for a home’s maintenance log and full history. Ensuring that the home you are about to buy has been well taken care of prior to your purchase will save you a lot of stress and money down the road. It will also give you a sense of what may need some TLC sooner than later. Understanding what changes were made to the property and when – including any permitting information, materials that were used, etc. can be a huge asset as your family’s needs evolve and you consider renovations or additions of your own.

At Dibico, we provide all of our Home Management clients with an extensive maintenance log that details all of the work we’ve done for them and the date it was completed. This not only helps with the upkeep of their home but also helps them sell the property when the time comes. We also provide full transparency on all remodels and additions so you have access to the information you need about your home.

Build a List of Trusted Service Providers or Hire a Home Management Firm

Once you’ve found the right house for you (or really even before) we highly recommend starting to build a local list of vendors for the everyday upkeep, maintenance and repair needs for your new home and property. Identifying and vetting companies prior to moving into your home will help you prepare for any work that needs to be done prior to moving in, settle in faster and give you peace of mind.

If you’re in the Greenwich or Fairfield area, our Home Management program for maintenance, repairs, renovations, and services ensures there is no need to build this list. As luxury home builders, we have an in-house team and an arsenal of subcontractors that can execute your vision down to every detail.

Consult with a Designer Before Doing Any Renovations

Some people have a clear vision for their homes – with a folder full of example photos and a strong sense of what they want. We suggest that unless you have a clear vision and plan for your home overall, consulting with a professional designer can not only help you to create a design plan that you can be really excited about, but can even save you money by making sure that you aren’t doing work now that will need to be undone later when full plans are done.

If you aren’t doing any renovations prior to move-in, we also recommend that before making any final decisions that you and your family live in the house for a while and get a sense of the flow, the space, the light and other subtleties that can only be discovered over time.

We have relationships with fantastic designers that we are happy to connect you with that can help to create a clear path from where you are to the house of your dreams.

Prioritize Renovations for Before and After You Move In

Once you have a vision, it’s important to prioritize your renovations. You’ll want to make a list of your priorities, and then figure out how to proceed with renovating each area. Ask yourself: What renovations do we need to do before moving into the home? Think about things like child safety, pets, security, closet space, fencing and other updates that may be required before the house is ready for your family.

After that, which renovations are a priority for you to get done within the first year of owning your home? Which ones are you okay with putting off until the right time comes? What renovations do you know you want to do, but are waiting for the kids to move out or to have more time to focus on?

We wish you all the best in finding and moving into your new home and hope this piece has been helpful and insightful on what all you should be thinking about throughout this exciting process.

If you live in the Fairfield or Westchester area, don’t wait to make a plan for the management of your new home. Let us help you navigate through all of the phases of luxury home ownership, contact us at Dibico today.


Home Updates

Unique Home Updates You Can Start Now

While many of us are curled up inside escaping the cold weather, we get to spend a lot of quality time in our homes. As we wander from room to room, our mind also begins to wander… We start fantasizing about that spectacular closet we have always wanted, think about that dark corner in the family room that we’d love to brighten up, wonder why the heat always takes forever to come on in the guest room, reflect on if it’s too soon to turn your college graduate’s old room into a gym, or any number of other thoughts about home projects both big and small. We thought we’d highlight a few of our frequently requested projects and home updates that are sure to reinvigorate your love for your home!

LED Lighting

Brighten your outlook and your home by upgrading your lighting! One of the home updates that is often overlooked, high-tech LED lighting can truly transform the feel of any room. Today’s subtle lighting options can offer both beauty and convenience, illuminating everything from closet shelves, to artwork, to an indoor pool, to stair railings. The benefits of LED lighting go way beyond the aesthetics – as it also reduces energy usage and lowers costs.

Live brighter this year by having the Dibico team install LED lighting throughout your home.

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Home Management Services

Stop spending time, energy and money worrying about your home or suffering through downtime when something stops working or breaks down. All those mysterious little quirks in your home need to be monitored to make sure they aren’t part of a larger problem or an indicator of a need for routine service. Break free from the burden of managing a luxury home. Our home management services are the perfect combination of maintenance and concierge services for high-end luxury homeowners. With quarterly, monthly and weekly service options, our team makes sure that your time at home is spent enjoying it, not working on it.

To see a list of our Home Management services or sign-up as a client, visit: dibicoinc.com/home-management/

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Sports Addition

Whether you are empty nesters who want to turn your kid’s room into a yoga studio, or a super active family that not only loves to exercise but loves sports, the addition of a sports or exercise space is a top trend as healthy living becomes part of the standard definition of luxury. For the avid sports or workout fan, we highly recommend the addition of a custom sports facility. Whether it's an indoor pool or basketball court, a tennis court in the summer turned ice hockey rink in the winter or the addition of a simple and convenient home gym — this unique home update can not only improve your home but your health.

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Custom Closet

A closet renovation might not be considered one of the “unique” home updates — but it is if your closet is truly one-of-a-kind! Using our in-house millwork shop, we are able to build the custom closet of any fashionista’s dreams. Clients work with our experienced craftsmen to hand pick each element — from the organization of shelves to the grain of the wood.

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Home Updates

Truly give yourself and your home a fresh start for spring and vow to schedule those home updates you’ve had on your list for so long! Break free from the stress of handling your home yourself, and let us handle it all for you. Contact us now to schedule a consultation with one of our experts!


Preventative Maintenance

The Difference Between Preventative Maintenance and Emergency Repairs

Preventative Maintenance

If you own a luxury home, it is essential to understand the difference between scheduled, preventative maintenance and reactive, unscheduled maintenance and emergency repairs.

The key to preventative maintenance is that it is routinely performed prior to equipment failure, whereas reactive maintenance and emergency repairs are executed once something has already failed. Not only does preventative routine maintenance improve the chances of your home functioning at its’ best, but it also helps to retain and increase the value of your home while dramatically reducing potential costs.

The impact that routine preventative maintenance can have on your luxury home is broad - affecting cost, enjoyment, value, downtime, storm readiness and the overall life of your systems and appliances.

Preventative Maintenance

In the short term, preventative maintenance detects minor problems and solves them before they snowball into larger issues. Inspections are performed to ensure that equipment and appliances are operating at peak efficiency, that gutters and drains are clear, that seals and caulking are in good condition, that air filters are clean, warranties are current and a host of other checkpoints. Preventive maintenance continually looks for red flags or signs of potential challenges purely for the purpose of nipping them in the bud. Long-term, routine, scheduled service helps you get the maximum lifespan from your equipment, and therefore the most value for your money! Not to mention, fewer emergency repairs translating to lower costs, less time wasted and lower stress levels...

To emphasize the importance of preventative maintenance, think about your annual checkup with your doctor. This routine appointment is conducted to ensure that you don’t have any underlying health issues, just as preventative maintenance ensures that there are no underlying issues in your home. You certainly don’t want to find out you have a curable disease after it’s too late, so don’t wait to find out that your home has a preventable leak until it’s completely flooded – it’s as simple as that!

Emergency Repairs

Consider a high-end luxury sports car, for example. You wouldn’t wait until it breaks down before getting it serviced. We know that something as basic as needing an oil change - if left undone- can result in the engine running less efficiently, can cause the engine components to wear out and can even cause the entire engine to shut down and have to be replaced. A simple scheduled preventive maintenance for around $100 can save your engine and thousands and thousands of dollars in repairs. The same approach should apply to your home – ensuring that key systems are functioning at maximum efficiency. You wouldn’t drive your car into the ground, so why drive your home into the ground? While we do handle emergency repairs at Dibico, we’d much rather prevent these issues in the first place.

The idea that routine maintenance is unnecessary and costly is a common misconception. In reality, it can save you quite a bit of money in the long run. Studies show that repairs can cost anywhere between four and fifteen times the cost of preventative maintenance. Relying on emergency repairs follows the approach of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” — and then it breaks and you end up overpaying for a repairman to make a visit on a Sunday to replace an entire appliance versus a single part!

Understanding the drastic difference between scheduled, preventative maintenance and reactive maintenance or emergency repairs is the first step in proactively managing your home, Now, it’s time to take action! Don’t leave your home at the mercy of reactive maintenance, get ahead of any potential challenges with Dibico’s Home Management Program, we do everything from weather stripping prior to a storm, ensuring your HVAC system and smoke detectors are up-to-date, to getting your house ready for your holiday party. With Dibico you and your luxury home, are taken care of year-round. Contact us to learn more today!


Closet Storage

Must-Have Closet Storage Essentials

There are many factors that play into designing the perfect closet for your high-end luxury home. Lighting, the best use of space, functionality, convenience, and aesthetics are all important areas to consider when creating the plan for your fabulous new master closet. Today, with so many options available to enhance your storage spaces – the sky, or the “skylight” is the limit! From the latest trends in LED lighting to the introduction of textured doors, to an oversized island for extra storage or display. Optimize and organize your space with these must-have closet storage essentials!

Lighting

High-quality lighting certainly makes getting ready in the morning a more enjoyable process and is a detail that shouldn’t be overlooked when designing your custom closet. WIth super thin rows of glowing LED lights, your wardrobe will be illuminated, making everything easier to find. The use of an artificial “skylight” can also really brighten up a windowless space, making it feel light and airy.

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Must-Have Closet Storage Essentials

Display Shelving

Just like your favorite boutiques, open shelving is a fantastic way to display your “go-to” gorgeous items instead of hiding them away in a drawer or behind a cabinet door. Not only does open shelving showcase your most precious articles, but it also makes your life easier when deciding what to wear each day. Combined with strategically placed LED lighting, display shelving can give you the deliciously fun experience of shopping in an intimate, upscale boutique in your very own home.

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Multi-Purpose Storage Island

The addition of a multi-purpose island in your closet acts as a centerpiece while also gifting you with supplemental counter space. An island increases storage, can serve as a fabulous place to organize your accessories like jewelry and scarves, and can be a great holding area for new purchases. You can also make your closet even more welcoming by incorporating plush velvet seating or a chaise lounge.

Must-Have Closet Storage Essentials

Must-Have Closet Storage Essentials

Custom Built-Ins

For more intimate items, custom built-in cabinets and drawers are necessary when designing your closet. With the addition of a fabulous rich leather built-in that adds texture and depth to the closet or beautifully modern white cabinets that brighten up the room and make the space feel larger, you can give your closet more character while creating a place for your personal items.

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Additional Accessories

The inclusion of a plush rug can give the room warmth and character and complement existing furniture. To give the space more personality and originality, decorate with personal meaningful pieces like awards, memorabilia, and a favorite piece of art like our client’s custom closet below.

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Your unique custom closet can be more than just a place to store your wardrobe, it can also be a calm sanctuary, the perfect place to start your morning every day. At Dibico, we can help you to create the closet you’ve been dreaming of with the must-have closet storage essentials above or any of the other home transformations on your wishlist. Contact us today to get started!


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Kitchen Storage Must-Haves

When designing a custom home, it’s common to focus on the bigger features and forget about the importance of smaller, yet essential components that impact the overall functionality of the home. Yes, we’re talking storage! Ensuring that you have adequate storage space is crucial when creating a luxury home. We’re kicking off a series of blog posts on storage solutions that will optimize and organize your space, starting in the kitchen! We’ve gathered some of our favorite must-have kitchen storage solutions that reduce clutter, protect your perishables and make the kitchen an even happier place to be.

Deluxe Oversized Pantry

A spacious pantry will help you stay organized in your day-to-day life and will be especially helpful when hosting large parties and gatherings! The ample shelving, with under-shelf lighting, allows for maximum organization and visibility with space for clearly labeled and arranged storage bins and dividers.

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Hidden Spaces

A hot new luxury trend right now is the incorporation of hidden spaces into a home’s design. Sleek partitions and doors serve a functional purpose while also giving the room a refined look. Hidden spaces offer versatility, allowing you the choice between easy access and an open layout or keeping kitchen storage areas hidden when you plan to entertain guests.

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Refrigerated Cabinets

There’s more than one way to store refrigerated items. Blend refrigerated cabinets into your kitchen’s design to offer more conveniently placed storage for your food, such as fruit and veggies next to the cutting board or milk and creamer beneath the coffee pot. These innovative cabinets make your life easier and more organized!

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Multi-Purpose Kitchen Island

An island serves as a centerpiece for the kitchen — a place where the family can gather round in wait for Sunday breakfast. It also offers endless benefits – whether it’s more counter space, cabinets to place decorations on or extra storage, an island heightens the functionality of your kitchen.

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Getting organized is one of the best things you can do to optimize your home. Let us help you create calm from chaos. Whether it’s a simple pantry expansion or a brand new Michelin-worthy kitchen, we can do it all. Contact us to learn more!


High-End Outdoor Living Essentials

Does your outdoor living space need an upgrade? We have a few ideas that can take it to the next level! From resort-style furniture ideal for lounging, tanning, and relaxing to entertaining amenities like movie screens and lighting — your backyard will become a destination location sure to dazzle friends and family with these luxury outdoor living essentials!

Functional, Fashionable and Fabulous!

Pergolas

Achieve the perfect ambiance with a beautiful custom built pergola - like the one we created here for a client who wanted shade no matter the time of day! Sturdy and weather resistant – these modern architectural miracles are not only beautiful, they are engineered to ensure shade from every angle!

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Poolside Lounging

Whether you’re relaxing by the pool or soaking up some sun in the backyard, it’s best done when you’re horizontal. For a true luxury experience, cushioned lounges are the only way to go!

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Outdoor Dining

With the addition of a quality set of patio chairs and an outdoor table, you can enjoy your dinner al fresco every night if you so choose! Be sure to pick a material that is able to withstand year-round weather such as teak, concrete, synthetic resin or stainless steel.

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Outdoor Living

Create a second living space outdoors with the addition of comfy couches and oversized chairs. When picking the material for your cushions, choose a highly durable fabric, such as the Sunbrella fabrics shown in Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s Los Angeles home. No place for couches? Let us build you the perfect outdoor living room, cabana or pool house like the combination of indoor and outdoor space we created here for a client who loves to entertain.

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The Best for Entertainment

Flat Screen TV / Projector

Is the big game on? Make sure everyone has a great view with a wall-mounted flat screen tv or a projector. Whether creating an outdoor media room or a cool option for swim-up movie nights, having a big screen outdoors opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Both of these outdoor living essentials have fantastic picture quality and practically disappear when not being used.

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State of the Art Sound System

Install a high-tech sound system for the complete party atmosphere! Whether it’s used to play movies on your projector, provide a beachy vibe with a little Jimmy Buffett or to share your karaoke skills with your “fans”, there’s no doubt that the right sound system will positively enhance your outdoor experience. Strategically placed speakers can blend seamlessly into landscaping and decor, surrounding you and your guests with music, adding to the resort-feel of your yard.

All About the Ambiance

Lighting

Having the right lighting can make or break the mood of any gathering. Lighting can turn your outdoor areas from fine to fabulous! Don’t let the sunset be the end of your pool party! Incorporate adjustable LED lighting in and around your pool, patio and pool house and keep the party going all night long…

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Heating

Don’t let a cool evening or a fall or winter day keep you and your family from making the most of your outdoor living space. An outdoor fireplace or fire pit can be a great place to snuggle up on a chilly day, but heaters can let you maximize the entire area. Whether grilling, dining or just unwinding with a glass of red, strategically placed heaters let you and your guests enjoy the space year round, no matter the weather.

These outdoor living essentials are ideal for entertaining guests or just relaxing after a long day of work.

Let’s create your luxury outdoor space today.


Outdoor Fire Features

Today’s vast array of outdoor fire features offer endless options for stunning, creative and one of a kind ways to blend the elements. Styles range from a traditional built-in fireplace to an artistic fire bowl. Elevate your outdoor area with one of these luxury fire features and you’ll fall in love with your backyard all over again!

Built-In Fireplace

If you’re looking for a more classic and traditional installation in your outdoor area, then you can’t go wrong with a built-in fireplace. An outdoor fireplace adds a sense of grandeur to the space and the accompanying seating area can be designed to ensure maximum warmth.

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Fire and Water

Enhance your pool’s design with the addition of a “fire and water” fire bowl while offering extra lighting for the pool and heating up the party! Browse an endless array of fire and water features on our Pinterest board – you’re sure to find one that fits your backyard aesthetic!

Fire Pit or Fire Pit Tables

Enjoy your company cozied up around a fire pit or fire pit table! Create a relaxed and welcoming environment by situating high-quality seating (we made this furniture in our shop) around the fire pit to protect you from the wind. This intimate setting is the perfect place to spend your evenings with friends and family.

If you’re looking to ignite a sense of excitement, bring fire and water together by placing a fire pit in the center of your pool. Your guests can swim at their leisure and then cozy up by the fire for cocktails and conversation. This feature is perfect for outdoor gatherings where the pool is the place to be!

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Sculptural Fire Bowls

Upgrade your outdoor design with a gorgeous sculptural fire bowl! A sculptural fire bowl showcases your personality through the design while acting as a statement piece that your guests are sure to talk about.

Wall of Fire

What was it Johnny Cash sang… “Burning Wall of Fire”? Okay, we may have tweaked it a little, but nevertheless, when it comes to outdoor fire features – this one will be a hit all the same! Incorporating a literal wall of fire into your design instills a sense of intrigue and wonder to your outdoor area.

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Adding a specialized fire feature to your outdoor area can give it that spark you’ve been looking for! These features will add comfort and luxury to your backyard while simultaneously contributing to the overall design of your home. Looking to upgrade your outdoor area? Contact us today for a renovation!


Outdoor Kitchen

Must-Have Essentials for an Exquisite Outdoor Kitchen

You have a fabulous kitchen inside, now have a fabulous cooking area outside! Unwind after a long day by turning your grilling area into a resort-worthy gourmet outdoor kitchen with all the latest bells and whistles for everything from fall-off-the-bone ribs to beer on tap. Your next outdoor party will be hassle-free so that you can spend your time where it matters – with your loved ones.

Food for Thought

Deluxe Pizza Oven

Looking to show off those pizza making skills you learned on your trip to Italy? Do it from the comfort of your own backyard! The built-in artisan fire pizza oven from Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet offers you the same convenience and cooking performance of a freestanding pizza oven, with the aesthetically pleasing design of the built-in model.

Smart Grill

Who said the cook had to be tied to the grill? Check the meat without leaving your seat. With a smart grill, you can control the settings from your phone while you sit back, relax and enjoy your company.

Benihana-Style Cooking Area

Display your cooking talents with the Evo Affinity 30G Cooktop, comparable to what you’d find at the entertaining tableside restaurant Benihana. This grill is admired for its versatility – and it’s pretty fabulous for entertaining too!

Keep it Cool

Ice-Cold Beer on Tap

Enjoy a beer on tap, whenever you want! With your own at-home beer dispenser, you can serve your favorite brands depending on your mood each week.

Soda Fountain

A variety of beverage choices not only accommodates a diverse group of friends and family but gives the younger kids something to look forward to. Set up a soda fountain station with all of the classics and then some — offering your guests plenty of options!

Ice Machine

Enjoy entertaining alfresco with the purchase of an ice machine. A new, high-end ice machine like the Perlick Ice Maker, produces 55 pounds of ice each day – allowing your party to go on for as long as you’d like!

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Spacious Countertop and Seating

There’s no use in implementing all of these high-tech appliances for cooking and cleaning if you don’t have the space to enjoy it. We ensure our outdoor kitchens include ample countertop space for preparing and serving the delicious food and drinks you have planned! Not to be forgotten, additional seating such as bar stools and an outdoor dining table to accommodate all of your guests.

Luxury Cleaning Necessities

While it may not seem necessary, an outdoor sink and dishwasher will make an immense difference in your outdoor area. Do you really want to haul all of those dirty dishes inside to clean each time you host an outdoor gathering? We didn’t think so. Install a fabulous Italian Carrara marble sink paired with the top-of-the-line Viking 24" Professional Dishwasher and you’ll be all set from start to finish.

High-End Fridge

Stainless steel is one of the most popular materials used in outdoor kitchens today thanks to its classic aesthetic and easy-to-clean surface. Plus, a stainless steel fridge blends seamlessly with luxury materials such as granite, stone, and wood.

Elevate your outdoor kitchen from basic to gourmet by implementing these top outdoor kitchen trends. Not only will these additions make your home more enjoyable, but they will also increase your home’s value. Contact us to start creating your exquisite outdoor kitchen today!


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Top 5 Luxury Outdoor Trends Perfect for Entertaining

A sure way to make your home one-of-a-kind is to personalize your backyard. Your outdoor living space is an extension of your home that can serve multiple functions, such as a private sanctuary for relaxation or an elegant oasis for evening entertaining. From an irresistible sunken fire pit to a fabulous al-fresco dining room that feels like the Tuscan countryside, these cool backyard must-haves are hot with high-end homeowners this summer. Here’s an overview of some of summer’s hottest luxury outdoor trends as we start our five-part series on fabulous transformations that will make you fall in love with your outdoor living area.

Outdoor Kitchen

You have a fabulous kitchen inside, now have a fabulous cooking area outside! Take entertaining, barbecuing and unwinding after a long day to an entirely new level by turning your grilling area into a resort-worthy gourmet kitchen with all the latest bells and whistles for everything from fall-off-the-bone ribs to beer on tap. Your next outdoor party will be convenient and hassle-free so you can spend your time where it matters – with your loved ones.

Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits

Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits can easily become the focal point of any backyard with stunning, customizable styles in various finishes such as stone, brick or stucco. Additionally, during a cool night out, fireplaces and fire pits provide a warm and cozy ambiance for outdoor gatherings with family and friends.

Pool House

With summer right around the corner, transform your pool experience from ordinary to amazing with a one-of-a-kind pool house. Customize your pool house to meet your family’s unique needs and desires — from a simple addition like a changing area and bathroom to a game room with storage space for pool equipment. Add a complete bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette, and the pool house can also double as a guest house for family and friends, giving them - and you - their own space when they visit.

High-end Outdoor Furniture

Furniture is essential to any outdoor space and should be functional while complementing the space aesthetically. One of the keys is to have furniture that looks vibrant throughout the seasons and over years. It is important to invest in durable, well-built furniture that is complemented with high-quality fabrics. Whether you’re shopping for outdoor cushions, pillows, or umbrella canopies, look for fabrics that will maintain their quality while weathering the seasons. Rediscovering and revamping your yard gives you an opportunity to enjoy some of the latest luxury outdoor trends in style, color, and materials while creating a comfy oasis for you and your guests.

Outdoor Technology

Cutting-edge technology is not confined to interior spaces — you can enjoy the same accessibility and connectivity when you’re outside reclining by the pool as you do when you are in your kitchen. Automated, voice-controlled, audio, lighting, water features and other amenities let you be in control without ever leaving your pool raft.

Enhancing your outdoor space with these top luxury outdoor trends can make home life more enjoyable while simultaneously increasing your home’s value. At Dibico, we believe your outdoor living space should reflect your family’s current interests and necessities. Whether you are looking to completely renovate your outdoor space or simply add to it, we are here to help. Keep an eye out for our blog series exploring each of these luxury outdoor trends throughout the summer!