5 Remodels That Make Good Resale Value Sense — and 5 That Don’t

Matt Clawson – Houzz contributor. Realtor, Home builder, project consultant, and writer. Loves sensible style.

Repeat after me: I am the master of my remodel. Perhaps you should say it again, because sadly, it’s not always so. Remodels sometimes have a tendency to develop their own inertia, as decisions lead to new dilemmas, unintended consequences and surprising outcomes. In some cases, these flights of fancy are perfectly acceptable, provided the design and completed execution truly align with the vision and budget.

But if your budget is a concern, and the wise investment of limited home improvement dollars matters, then there are a few basic guidelines you should familiarize yourself with before planning your remodel. Today we review five remodels that typically make good financial sense, providing a nice return on the investment at the time of resale — and five that don’t.

Positive contributors to good resale value

Adding living space
Curb appeal
Master suites

Negative contributors to good resale value

Kids’ spaces
Wine rooms
Removing features
Minor additions

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