Even though you may think that these luxury features add value to your home, think again. These amenities may seem like they'll fulfill your wildest fantasies but in reality, they don't quite deliver enough impact for the price tag. Read on to find out which amenities you could do without.
High-end Stove: Unless you have aspirations of becoming the next Gordon Ramsay, you don't need a gourmet kitchen stocked with the latest and greatest chef equipment, especially a high-end stove. Top-of-the-line stoves can go for as high as $20,000. These professional-grade models are designed for heavy usage, far beyond the needs of the average household. Industrial stoves often include additional ranges and multiple ovens, which take up space and add to your electric bill.
Pot Filler: The only reason to ever buy a pot filler is to eliminate the need to carry a large pot of water from the kitchen sink to the stove. And even then, when it comes time to dump the water, you're going to have to lug the pot to the sink. A pot filler's swiveling faucet is conveniently placed right next to the stove so you don't break your back carrying your pot across your kitchen, but is it worth it? Probably not.
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Warming Drawer: Do you want to keep your food at serving temperature after you've made it? You may be considering buying a warming drawer. It sounds like a convenient feature, but from experience, you'll end up using it as miscellaneous storage space. It's not worth the investment.
Whirpool Tub: Save yourself some buyer's remorse and steer clear of a whirlpool tub with jets. Many people associate spacious tubs with jets as the height of luxury, but bacteria and mildew can grow in the jets. Instead, opt for a simple soaking tub so you can relax without having to worry about germs.
Home Gym: Sure, you'll use your home gym immediately after declaring your New Year's resolution, but will slowly lose interest once your motivation begins to wane. For many, the act of going to the gym is extremely motivating; without this routine, they lose focus. Not only that, but you miss out on the opportunity of meeting like-minded people who enjoy working out. Go ahead and buy the gym membership.
Walk-in Closet with Sitting Areas: If you're really into fashion and methodically choosing outfits, you might think that you need a closet big enough to house a seating area. In reality, this takes up precious space that would better serve as storage. Stage your outfit in your closet, but keep the lounging space outside of it.
You can still daydream about your ideal home, but keep in mind that some luxuries are simply not worth the trouble.