The 5 Deadly Sins of Home Remodeling for Resale
Posted: Nov 14, 2013
Author: Eden Construction
An article on articles.marketwatch.com says that knowing the negatives as well as the positives will make you a more informed home seller, so you can have an advantage over other sellers. So, to help in your quest to become more educated, consider the following five deadly home remodeling sins before you commit to a project that may work against you.
# 1: Making Your Home into Something it Isn’t. Don’t change the general style or architecture of your home, and make sure your remodeling design matches it. For example, a contemporary steel door doesn’t belong on a ranch-style home built in the 1970s.
#2: Over-Expanding. It’s all very well keeping up with the Joneses, but a home that becomes noticeably larger – and more expensive – than those in the neighborhood can be difficult to sell.
# 3: Altering a Room’s Functionality. Changing a room’s purpose is risky. Bathrooms should be kept as bathrooms, and kitchens should be kept as kitchens. They were built that way for a reason. If you start changing the purpose of rooms like these, you’re essentially customizing them for yourself – not potential buyers.
# 4: DIY – Not a Good Idea. You’d better be darn confident of taking on a DIY home remodeling project yourself. You don’t try to fix your car, so why would you try to fix your house?
# 5: Doing Unnecessary Renovations. When it comes to home remodeling for resale, forget about renovations that will not pay off. It may help to install a new porch or patio, but you still might have to lower your expectations on who will actually be interested in buying.
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