6. No: Stainless Steel Appliances
Around 8% of homeowners with stainless steel appliances regret them. This may have something to do with the difficulty in cleaning fingerprints from the surfaces of these appliances. Consumer Reports recommends a three-step procedure for cleaning your stainless steel appliances. First, clean your appliance with a soft cloth and a mixture of water and a mild dishwashing liquid. Wipe the surface dry, rinse with water, and dry a second time. Second, wipe away remaining fingerprints with glass cleaner you have applied to a cloth. Third, remove hardened gunk with a mixture of baking soda and water.
5. Yes: Tankless Water Heater
Erie Insurance reports 16.4% of homeowners wish they had purchased a tankless water heater. According to Petro Home Services, tankless water heaters save homeowners money over time. Tankless water heaters also have a longer lifespan than traditional water heaters. Many tankless water heaters last as long as 20 or 30 years. Furthermore, these water heaters are smaller than traditional ones and take up much less space.
4. No: Fireplace
You may relish the thought of curling up in front of a roaring fire on a chilly day with a mug of cocoa. If so, a fireplace may be the perfect addition to your home. However, Erie Insurance found that about 7% of homeowners with fireplaces regretted them. Perhaps the upkeep of this feature seems daunting to them. Fireplaces Plus recommends cleaning the interior of your fireplace on a regular basis. Additionally, homeowners should schedule a yearly professional inspection and maintenance to prepare their fireplace for the winter.