Worst Home Improvements for the Money

When one is considering selling their home, a number of questions crop up,  how to make the home more appealing to a potential buyer?, What home improvements will result in a better selling price?  What decorating schemes do most potential home buyers currently want? These are just a few of the questions that go through every potential home sellers head

Home improvement tips

Here are a few tips that are essential to a potential home seller;


  • On average, home owners spend $28,888 on the standard home office renovation. Even though renovating the home office seems like a good investment, most people looking to buy a home do not necessarily want a remainder of their workplaces hence investing a lot of money in remodeling a home office may not be such a good idea.


A tip for home office remodeling is to call it a study, den etc, or any other name that does not remind a potential home buyer of actual work. It is also advisable to go for a remodeling scheme that enables the room to be converted into a bedroom or a den by the next home owner


  • A home seller should not spend a lot of money on installing a complicated heavy duty generator. One should instead opt to install a slightly less expensive model that still meets the desired needs of a potential home buyer.

  • Most real estate agents will advise a home seller that potential home buyers want lots of space and lighting in their homes. In order to get this, some home sellers may be forced to expand the footprint of their homes, a very expensive endeavor that may not necessarily result in increase in resale value of your property.


If one’s home needs another common room, this may turn out to be a worthwhile renovation but if this is not the case, building a sunroom may turn out to be a bad renovating idea. One could instead focus on keeping the home clutter free and in mint condition in order to create an impression of space and lighting in the house


  • When one thinks about their garage, they think about all the mess and unsorted junk that is stored there. A top notch garage built from scratch that has built-ins and easy to clean floors may seem like a good investment to make. The fact is, most potential home buyers are not willing to pay an extra amount of money just for a top notch garage.


What might seem like a good investment idea may not necessarily turn out to be so; it is therefore advisable that before making expensive renovations, one should fast and foremost cater to the preferences and tastes of home buyers.