This information if from a real estate marketing publication, it should only be used as a general guide, certainly I would be happy to help you decide where your money would be best spent and benefit you
when selling your home.
Kitchen: An updated kitchen can reward the seller with a sizable payback, but remember when purchasing sophisticated equipment may cut into your profit, keep it simple.
Lawn/Garden: A well manicured lawn and a modest but colorful flower bed will show a beautiful curb appeal, a few hundred dollars may yield several thousands in profit.
Fireplace: A fireplace holds the promise of cozy family gatherings, especially if it's energy efficient.
Second Bathroom: All it takes is a simple extra bathroom to make mornings a little easier for a family, but stay away from extras like a whirlpool tub.
Room Addition: For the most attractive return of your investment dollars, an added family room or third bedroom should be considered.
Deck/Patio: An outdoor living space is a huge asset no matter where you live, an added pool can be another asset for a family.
New Windows/Doors: Buyers appreciate changes that improve the look of a house, for example; French doors may be a plus, energy efficient windows are always appreciated but may not bring a large payback.
Heating/Cooling: If the system is dysfunctional, best to replace it but check the cost of updating.