You’ve been planning your dream home for years. Finally, you’re at the point in your life where you’re ready to create the home you’ve always wanted. Let’s be honest, your dream home is probably going to cost more than you expect. It may seem counter-intuitive then to add more expensive features that you don’t necessarily want to the house. But, as long as you’re investing in a high-end property, it’s important that the property have features and elements that will improve your investment.
Every homeowner has different values and desires but consider adding one of the following five perks to your luxury home budget to give your dream home that added luxury touch.
Hopefully by now, everyone cares about the environment. But, even if going ultra-green is not in your plans, you might want to consider outfitting your dream home with solar panels. According to both the Department of Energy and the Appraiser’s Institute, solar panels have a great impact on your resale value. Even if you aren’t planning on selling, solar panels save you money on your electricity bills.
Even if you don’t get cold feet, your luxury home may need heated floors. Heated floors is basically code for “luxury home.” The easiest way to make it clear that you’re selling a luxury home in a listing is to call out the heated floors. Doing so will increase your showings, and may increase your offers. Like solar panels, heated floors will also save you energy costs.
Spa Quality Bathroom
Maybe you never soak in the tub and always shower at the gym, but that doesn’t mean you can get away with a small bathroom. When home buyers tour a house, they focus the most on kitchens and bathrooms. The master bath is the most important bathroom in the house, but it’s important to keep future buyers in mind for all of your bathrooms. Even if you don’t need multiple bathrooms, your future buyer might.
Don’t cook? Doesn’t matter, you still need a high-end quality kitchen. Real estate agents know that an updated and modern kitchen is the best bang for your buck when it comes to home improvements. A professional quality stove, and a wine fridge will serve you well for entertaining and home value.
Swimming pools do not always increase home value, but they do for luxury homes in warm areas. You might not want a pool at all, but if all the homes around you have pools, it will be harder to sell yours without one. At a minimum, make sure your yard is large enough to accommodate a pool, should a new owner want one. If you live in a less temperate climate, a pool might not be seen as necessary. Because everything you add to your house not only increases its value, but also the cost. It’s important that you learn to negotiate with contractors and architects to achieve the home of your dreams. No one wants to waste money, but there’s also no point in spending money on a luxury home that you won’t be able to sell.
By the way, if you think it’s a crazy idea to include a pool or a more expensive kitchen then you need is bizarre, check out this unbelievable list of luxury real estate perks.