Home upgrades that lower your property value 

home repairsMaking home upgrades can be a fun way to express your personality and make your house feel more like a home, but did you know that there are home upgrades that can actually lower your property value? If you love to tinker around the house, we cover the most common property upgrades to avoid on your next renovation project.   

Merging bedrooms 

If you’re planning to move soon or flip the property for a profit, do not make the mistake of amalgamating bedrooms. Many buyers prefer the option of three or four smaller bedrooms rather than two large bedroom suites. 

Too much carpeting 

Carpeting can trap dust, pollen, and other allergens, making it a red flag for potential buyers with allergies. Additionally, carpets can be difficult to keep clean and are one of the easiest ways to make a home look outdated. Stick to tiles or hardwood flooring if possible. 

Built-in high-end appliances 

High-end appliances are often costly to repair, replace or remove, making them a deterrent for many potential buyers. Additionally, technology changes at the speed of light and what is considered high-end today may look sadly outdated when you’re ready to sell in a few years. 

Hot tubs 

Unless you’ve found your forever home and are not planning to set sail anytime soon, think twice before adding a hot tub or jacuzzi. These luxurious beauties are high maintenance, can take up a lot of garden or household space and are a safety hazard for families with small children. 

DIY Projects 

Everyone loves a DIY project, but potential buyers often perceive amateur home upgrades as being of poor quality and may be reluctant to pay the full asking price for a home that needs work. In addition, poorly executed DIY projects can cause long-term structural damage, which will also impact the home’s overall value. 

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