20 Renovations That Will Hurt Your Home’s Value

A Swimming Pool

Contrary to popular belief, a swimming pool addition is not the best way to add value to your home. In fact, according to HouseLogic, a swimming pool could increase a home’s value by only 7 percent at most — and that’s only in certain circumstances.

“Unless you live somewhere that’s hot at least six months out of the year, pools are generally more trouble than they’re worth,” said Davis. “The only people who really want them are families with a certain age range of children, so it limits the potential buyers.”

With the cost to build a pool, maintenance expenses and a very minor potential value increase, a swimming pool addition simply isn’t worth it for most homeowners.

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