Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Repairing damages and upgrading your home are common ways of adding value to your property. This comes in handy when you’re reselling your home; however, not all home improvements are worth the effort.
If you’re planning to upgrade your property for a resale, steer clear of these remodelling projects…
This may come as a surprise, but swimming pools rarely add value to a home these days. Most homeowners see a pool as an inconvenience in terms of upkeep and maintenance.
Pool cleaning and treatment should be done regularly to ensure an enjoyable swimming experience; however, this will inevitably take up your time.
Home buyers who have small kids also see a pool as a safety hazard, deeming it an off-putting feature to some degree.
Installing a pool is also a costly home addition, making it a high-cost low-return investment.
Bold design choices
Avoid over-the-top designs, bold colors and patterns in a home remodel. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a worn-out old house.
This may not be the best time for pulling out all the stops with exciting interior design ideas. Neutral colors, conservative designs and practical materials appeal to a wider audience and can cast a wider net for potential home buyers.
Highly personal rooms
Carving out a new room or converting an old one for non-essential reasons can be a difficult selling point. People’s hobbies and interests vary, and having dedicated space for specific activities such as a craft room or game room, won’t pay off in a resale. Stick to essential home areas and rooms – making them flexible for the next home buyer’s needs.