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Home Renovations to Avoid

Thursday, January 20, 2022   /   by Margie Wright

Home Renovations to Avoid

If you're thinking about selling your home soon (in the next 1-3 years), it's best to start preparing now. Not only will renovations make the space more enjoyable in your remaining time there, but it'll also help your home sell better. Certain renovations can even increase your home's value! However, there are some things that you should stay away from. Staying away from these things can help increase your home value, make it easier and quicker to sell, and ensure that you are comfortable for the remainder of the time that you spend in your home.


Over Personalizing
This isn't to say that you should stay away from adding personal touches to your home at all. Home is what you make it! But if you're considering selling it in the near future, then there are certain things that it's better to stay away from. Very patterned wallpapers, textured ceilings, and crazy carpet colors are best to be avoided. Buyers will see these, and if it's not in their personal tastes, they'll see these as bigger obstacles to have to overcome. They'll also see the costs of having to change these things. Staying on the neutral side can help alleviate the stress on buyers, and it will help them envision themselves in the space. Add your personal touches in family photographs and decorations to make it more personable to you.

DIY Projects
If you're wanting to do some major renovations, don't try to DIY them unless you know that you have the skills necessary to get it done right. You don't want to cut corners to try and save money here. Potential buyers will be looking at your home in very fine detail. With an agent by their side, they'll know where you've cut corners and where you haven't. Buyers don't want to take any chances that a DIY fix will prove to be disastrous down the line. Some projects are fine! What you know is an easy, quick fix or decoration can be trusted. Leave the more invasive projects to the professionals, though.

Taking Away Space
It may be tempting to cut out some closet spaces from certain areas to allow for a bigger room. However, this may not be a great idea. Buyers want to see themselves in the space, and that includes having the areas available for storage. Lack of storage areas can be a major dislike for many buyers. It can quickly turn them away from making an offer. A bigger living area may be tempting, but try to stay away from it if it means sacrificing the storage space.

Elaborate Landscaping
Curb appeal is important. It's the first impression that buyers get of your home! However, going overboard with lots of flowers, bushes and hedges, trees, and gardens can be intimidating for buyers. They may find that it's beautiful, but the idea of keeping up with the upkeep can turn them away. Try to not go overboard with the landscaping. Keep a clean, manicured lawn that's free from excessive upkeep. Some details are okay. If in doubt, ask your agent that's helping you sell if there's too much or if it's just right!

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