5 Worst Home Improvements for Selling a Home

Angi Staff
Written by Angi Staff
Updated February 23, 2015
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Which remodeling projects or renovations should homeowners NOT do for best resale value? Take a look!

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Some remodeling projects are better left undone

When you're considering a major home improvement project, consider how it will impact the resale value of your home. Some home improvements are good investments because they tend to increase the value of your home, enabling you to recoup some of your investment when you sell. However, other projects are notoriously poor at return on investment. The top five are: 

• Swimming pools

• Home offices

• Sunrooms

• Master suites

• Garage expansions

Good investments include steel front doors, kitchen remodeling, converting an attic into a bedroom, adding a deck, installing exterior siding and replacement windows.

RELATED: How Do Home Updates Affect Resale Value?

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Editor's note: This is an updated version of a graphic that was originally published in November 2012.

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