Luxury Home Renovations. Let us ask you a question first: do you have any luxury features in your house, like a swimming pool in the backyard, a game room in the basement, or anything else similar?
If yes, your Winter Garden realtor will have a hard time putting your house on the market!
Most people avoid luxury features in a house due to how demanding their maintenance can become. Besides, not everyone wants them. This is why you need to consider all possibilities when buying a house and making renovations to it.
Here are five common luxury features you should avoid installing in your house:
A Chef’s Dream Kitchen
The kitchen is the most used room in the house. So, it makes sense that you would want to spruce it up a bit. It’s where you start your day with breakfast and a much-needed cup of coffee; it’s also where you gather with your family at dinner time. However, if you are not the type of person who cooks, you don’t need a high-end stove, pot filler, a roll-out workstation, etc. Some people are just happy with a marble counter, a stove with four burners, a fridge, and a small cabinet that works as a pantry.
A Whirlpool Tub With Multiple Jets
You might have always wanted a relaxing whirlpool tub that blasts you with jets. Luxurious mounds of bubbles, water massage, and… slime and germs, say what?
Yes! A whirlpool’s jets tend to get clogged with mildew and bacteria over time. So, you are soaking in a disgusting mess. You are better off with a simple bathtub. If you are looking for luxury, get a standing tub with a separate filler.
Outdoor Hot Tub
An outdoor hot tub is the most senseless and expensive luxury feature in a house you should think twice about before buying. Why? You can easily take a hot bath in your bathroom, and then, clean the tub in a matter of minutes. As for the outdoor hot tub, the upkeep is too much, not to mention the connections you will have to maintain so that the water is warm when you want a soak.
A Walk-In Closet
Every girl dreams of having a walk-in closet, like the one we saw in The Princess Diaries and Hannah Montana. However, such closet plans are not always practical. A walk-in closet takes too much space, which could have been given to the master bedroom or something more practical, like a pantry or a storage room.
A picture-perfect house has large bay floor-to-ceiling windows with custom drapes and other features that make them look right out of a Disney movie. Buyers hate this! The buyer placing an offer on your house might be a private person, and those big windows won’t convince them that this is the right house for him. Plus, those custom draperies and other fixtures will be ripped off right away. That’s your hard-earned money down the drain.
And there you have it ― five luxury features that will force you to lower the asking price of your Orlando real estate. The market of luxury buyers is pretty small, and it’s possible that with these features and others, your house might stay on the market for a while.