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Spending Wisely on Upgrades

Spending Wisely on Upgrades

Not all upgrades will yield the same ROI. Whether you are thinking of selling, or just want to make smart decisions on upgrades, here are few things to consider:


Fixing up your home’s bathrooms has positive ROI when it comes time to sell. Updates, such as new cabinets, fresh paint and a new backsplash are areas where your money will go a long way. For resale, neutral colors are always safest!

Kitchen Updates

Give your kitchen some TLC before you list it. Similar to the bathroom, the best places to spend your money are on cabinets, hardware, paint, backsplashes, and the floors if they’re really old. To many people, the kitchen is the heart of the home, so making sure this room looks clean and bright will be hugely beneficial if you plan to sell. 


Home maintenance is always worth your investment. Improvements to interior design are only worth it if your home is in good working order. Whether you’re putting your home on the market or plan to stay in it for years to come, investing time and money into its plumbing system, electrical system, HVAC and more will always go a long way.  

Have specific questions on your home’s upgrades? I’m happy to help!

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