Five Home Improvements That Don't Always Add Value to Your Home
- Adding a pool
- Adding high-end accessories
- Adding wall-to-wall carpeting
- Adding elaborate landscaping
- Adding new windows
You can't contemplate home improvement in a vacuum. While a media room is one of today's hottest remodeling projects, if your house is in dire need of an additional bathroom, then theater-style seating and soundproof walls will most likely be a wash at resale. If watching the latest blockbuster with your family in the comfort of your own home is worth more to you than whether you will recoup 60 to 80 percent of the project's cost at resale, then go for it. But don't expect potential buyers to get lathered up about the built-in surround sound system when the insect-damaged front deck is in need of serious attention. Below are five home improvements that don't always increase the value of your home.