When it comes to renovating to your home, you may wonder about the future potential. Will your changes add value and give you a strong return on the investment you’ve made? Proven positive upgrades include: a new front door, converting an unused office space into a bedroom, upgrading the kitchen or master bath, and installing new garage doors.

Projects that don’t tend to increase value include: expanding the size of a master suite, building an additional garage, or adding home theater. Other updates that don’t give a return on the investment—and can actually turn away potential buyers—include Installing a hot tub and decorating with carpeting or wallpaper.

But remember—it’s your home and you do live in it! It’s important to have a place where you feel comfortable and surrounded by a look that you love. You can always make updates and stage your home to have broader appeal. And when you’re ready to that, we are here to help!

Mindy Pry Madison and Darla Carcia:  mindyanddarla@piattsir.com