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Home Improvements: Worth vs. Waste

February 12th, 2018 11:13 AM by Christopher Terry

As homeowners start to think about preparing their house to sell, many wonder what improvements they can make to increase the value of their homes. Other homeowners are always concerned about whether or not a home improvement will actually improve the value. Below we have a list of common home improvement projects and whether they are worth it or just a waste!

Modernizing your kitchen.

Worth it.

You’re probably thinking about how this is common sense, but it never hurts to be reminded! Kitchens are the focal point of the home, therefore renovating the kitchen is always worth it. Bathrooms and kitchens sell homes, so if you would like a quick sell, make sure the kitchen is up to date!

Inground pool or hot tub.


… At least not in New England. The problem with pools is that in most markets they are not considered a necessity, they are simply an insurance burden and safety concern. If you are adding the pool for your enjoyment, then go right ahead! But, if you are simply looking for a way to bring value to your home, there are a lot better ways to spend that money.

Updating your bathroom.

Worth it.

As I stated earlier, Bathrooms and Kitchens sell homes. A brand new beautiful shower, fresh paint, and modern flooring will bring your house to the next level!

An Addition.


If you are looking for an immediate return on your investment, then this is not it! You should be adding an addition because you don’t want to move or because it is the best financial decision for you, not because you want to make a quick extra buck when you sell your current home.

Landscaping Improvements.

Worth it.

Let your green thumb run ramp-id if you want to add value to your home in a quick and inexpensive way! A beautiful landscape will always catch the eyes of buyers, so investing in flowers and mulch can go a long way when it comes to quickly selling your home!
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Posted by Christopher Terry on February 12th, 2018 11:13 AM


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