There you are. Sitting in your living room and staring at the four walls, wondering. “Should we build that new sunroom, add that new deck, go ahead with the master bedroom conversion?”

Today’s homeowners, like businesses, more often contemplate return on investment, ROI, as much as any other factor when funding improvements in their homes. The “reward” value of many improvements like that new hot tub or remodeled kitchen oftentimes has to balance out with the perceived increase in value the improvement will attach to the property.

This reasoning can actually hinder an otherwise great decision to modify the home for safety and convenience for an aging parent who doesn’t want to “waste all that money” they would otherwise leave to the kids.

The reality over time is that some improvements do, indeed, lend value to the property while others may actually be seen as a negative for potential buyers.