Before you spend thousands on a new home upgrade, make sure it’ll be worth the cost. Here’s what to avoid.
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Whether you’re thinking about selling your home or simply remodeling it, it’s important to know which upgrades will give you a great return on your investment. Perhaps more importantly, you want to know which ones won’t. Today we’ll be going over the nine least desirable home features:
1. Laminate countertops. Now, even the most basic home models have granite countertops. Laminate is history, so make sure you avoid these out-of-date installations.
2. Outdoor kitchens. Though they look great, many people realize they don’t use outdoor kitchens nearly as often as they imagined.
3. Outdoor fireplaces. Similarly to kitchens, outdoor fireplaces rarely get used as often as one would hope.
4. Carpet on the main level. People don’t like having carpet in the main area of their home. Instead, go for hardwood, tile, or other options that are easier to maintain. Keep the carpet in the bedrooms and avoid bold colors.
5. Whirlpool tub in the master bathroom. This used to be a hot commodity, but people now view it as wasted space.
6. Media rooms. People used to love these spaces, but they are no longer using them like they once did. Today, people like flexible rooms that fulfill a larger range of needs by being an office, playroom, nursery, and more.
7. Sunrooms. These rooms are poorly constructed and poorly insulated spaces.
8. Two-story family rooms. Many buyers view these gargantuan family rooms as a waste of space.
9. Two-story foyers. Though these look grand, they also make for a poor use of space.
If you have any questions about remodeling or preparing your home for sale, feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to hearing from you soon.