Surprising Renovations That Will Tank Your Home’s Value




Your home is an investment. One day, if you choose to sell it, you obviously want to sell it for as much as you can. It’s also safe to assume that if you plan to live in the house for a while, you’ll do at least a couple of renovations.

There are, however, some renovations that will do more harm than good when it comes time to put your home on the market.

Textured Walls and Ceilings

Textured walls and ceilings are ridiculously hard to remove and redo, and potential homebuyers might see this as a turn-off and too much work. Perhaps stick to textured modern art pieces.


Too Much Carpet

According to home remodeling experts, hardwood is in, carpet is out. Stains are difficult and sometimes pricy to remove from carpeting, but hardwood is often a wipe-and-done situation. 


Too Modern of a Kitchen

The resale value of a significant kitchen remodel is less than what the owner likely spent on it. Instead of making the whole kitchen as high-tech and modern as possible, focus in on areas that are dated or showing wear.


Turning Two Rooms into One

If you have one more bedroom in your house than you think you need, stop and consider before knocking out a wall to create one big room. Extra bedrooms, no matter how small, can add up to 15% to the home’s value.


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