1. Match Materials to the Neighborhood
Using low-end remodeling finishes in a high-end neighborhood diminishes your homes value, and putting high-end finishes in a lower-priced neighborhood won’t push your homes sale price much above the last sale price!
2. Do the Job Right!
If you can’t do professional quality remodeling work, hire someone who can! (Like Artisans!) Nobody pays top dollar for amateur workmanship.
3. Blend in With the Neighbors
If you “over-improve” your home, you will get less resale! Would you pay full price for a mansion located in an apartment complex?
4. Think Timeless
Today’s trendy remodeling finish choices are tomorrow’s dated decor! Think of finishes that will stand the test of time!
5. Finish Existing Space First
A remodel that turns storage areas (ie. basement or attic) into useable space trumps adding completely new rooms. It’s cheaper to finish existing spaces than add new ones.
6. Make sure Additions aren’t really Subtractions
A third bedroom transformed into a walk-in closet might bring you bliss, but it eliminates a bedroom and will lower your home resale value.
(Adapted from an article on Front Door.com- http://www.frontdoor.com/photos/6-smart-home-remodeling-tips)