City of Novi, Mi Offers Help to Homeowners

Are you looking to add value to your home while making it your own?

Would you like to get your home ready to sell?

It is spring and that means this is one of the best times of the year to put your house on the market. Before you do though, are there some upgrades you would like to make to you home?

Upgrading your home can be a great way to entice new buyers. Upgrading can also be very expense and cost you a lot of time. There are ways to win when upgrading, but there are also ways to lose.

Today, we would like to share about 4 ways that you can actually lose when making upgrades to your home.

  1. The Home Office
    When you work from home, a beautiful home office can be an oasis. However, often times when you add the office, you take away the extra bedroom. That extra bedroom might be just what a growing family is looking for.

    Real Simple put it this way,

    “People try to envision a room for little Jenny, but can’t make the leap past your piles of messy papers.”
  2. The Addition
    Whenever you change the foundation of your home, like adding an addition, you can bet it is going to cost a lot of money and a lot of time. The addition of your dreams might be worth it. However, if you are looking to resell in the near future, it is most likely not the best use of your money for the return on your investment.
  3. Bathroom Addition
    The bathroom is one of those areas in the home that we are under the belief will get a huge return on investment. In some cases that is true. However, when you add an additional bathroom and change the foundation of your home, it starts to get really expensive.

    What you may want to consider, according to MSN Real Estate, is adding an upscale bathroom to a main floor bedroom to turn it into a master bedroom. More and more buyers are looking for 1st floor masters bedrooms.
  4. Decorating with Bold Colors
    Decorating with bold paints is one thing, but when you are choosing which granite counter top to buy it is another. You can always repaint the walls when you decide to sell your home, but a potential buyer that sees bold color choices in items that are really expensive to replace, may have them moving on to the next home.

How to Win When Making Upgrades to Your Home

The truth is, your home is your home and you can add to or decorate it any way you want to. If you are looking to add some resale value, there are some upgrades that can really get you some bang for your buck.

Last month, we published an article called, 6 Easy Ways to Make Your Yard Sparkle & Open House Ready. This article provides ideas on how to help your home go that extra mile without costing you a great deal of money.

If you are wondering where to put your money when upgrading your home, please check out our article, Help With Remodeling and Renovating Your Home. This article outlines the top areas to remodel in your home to receive the highest return on investment. 


Upgrading your home can be worth it. If you have any questions about upgrading or renovating for resale value, please give our office a call. We are here to help.