Fargo Luxury Homes That Won’t Break The Bank
Dreaming of an HGTV-worthy home but feel it’s out your price range? It can be frustrating shopping for a luxury home, as there are lots of options, but a buyer is left wondering if many of the current trendy styles are going to stand the test of time and increase in value.
A lot of the current housing trends inflate the value of a property artificially but will not add equity and just cost you more money at the time of purchase you’ll never recuperate. By knowing what’s a fad versus what’s timeless, you can afford a luxury home. Here are some of the trends to watch for when you’re shopping for a luxury home that may not stand the test of time or add value to your home.
Luxury Home Features That Aren’t Worth The Price
#1 Marble Countertops
We’ll admit it, marble countertops are beautiful, and if you’ve always wanted them don’t be a afraid to buy a house with them, just know they are expensive and there are more economical alternatives. Marble is a porous, meaning it is a high-maintenance surface. If you’re flexible, you can enjoy the beautiful look of rock, such as granite or quartz that looks just as goof but are far less expensive and require less maintenance.
#2 Open Shelving
Open shelving is a trend started within the last few years, largely capitalizing on the popular chain IKEA and more European-style homes. Open shelving does make spaces look bigger and some like the simplicity. However, not everyone is a fan of having all their dishes on display and installing cabinets can be costly down the road. In the case of open shelving, we would recommend on the side of tradition and stick with cabinets.
#3 Colorful Appliances
From bold color bathtubs and refrigerators to mirrored or chalkboard cabinets, people love pops of color in their home. However, making your appliances be the part of your house that provides color is going to cost a lot of money. Think about if that particular appliance breaks, do you want to buy another replica of the first? Can you upgrade to a better machine or do you have to buy all new appliances to keep them matching? It’s too much work to have matching appliances. Try painting your walls different colors. It will save you money and stress.
#4 Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood flooring is beautiful and always one-of-a-kind but carries some baggage. Hardwood floors are durable and have stood the test of time. Homes that are more than 100 years old can still have the original flooring if they have been cared for properly. The downfall with hardwood flooring is they require quite a bit of maintenance and can scratch very easily. Engineered hardwood offers a better alternative at a lower cost of hardwood and has also stood the test of time.
Buy or Build A Luxury Home That Will Stand The Test Of Time
Are any of the above home features a deal-breaker? Of course not, if you love any of the items above buy or build a home with them. The main thing to keep in mind is those trends that are featured in a lot of luxury homes today may not stand the test of time or add value to your Fargo property in the long run.
Now that you know some of the common pitfalls to avoid, here are some communities where you should consider building or searching for a new home.
This Community is located in South Fargo and includes growing park area, path connectivity to South Fargo’s trail network, and incorporated a pre-existing shelterbelt in its unique design.
Rocking Horse Farms
This growing community features a farmstead-themed office park and plans for supporting retail. It also features large lots with grass meadows for a beautiful backyards.