Which Luxury Home Features Seem Great, but Rarely Get Used?

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Friday, March 6th, 2015 at 8:59am.

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If you're searching for a new home, you may have specific features in mind. However, it may surprise you that some luxury features barely get used. In theory, they seem great, but many homeowners don't utilize them very often. Here are some of the luxury home features not often used.

Chef's Kitchen

According to a survey done by realtor.com, many prospective home buyers want a chef's kitchen. However, if you are not a professional chef, you may not get much use out of this feature and it can be very expensive.

The high end stove alone can run more than $6K, while the pot filler, warming drawer and other features will add up quickly, as well. Some of these features just are not necessary for a home and won't get much use.

Home Gym

It's a great idea and seems like it would eliminate the excuse of not wanting to go to the gym. However, all it does, in most cases, is move the gym you don't go to, closer to you. Unless you already go to the gym on a regular basis, you probably won't use your home gym all that much.

The equipment will add up fast and take up space you could use for something else. If you love going to the gym just get a membership to a gym close to you.

Wet Bar

A wet bar is fancy and seems cook, but you're not part of the Rat Pack from the 1960s and 1970s. Unless you plan on spending a ton of time throwing cocktail parties, this isn't a feature you really need to spend money on.

When you are searching for the right house, it's important to keep things in perspective. Remember, a feature may seem great, but you may pay for it and never use it.

Kris Lindahl
Kris Lindahl Real Estate

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