While many of us are familiar with the areas that add great value to various parts of our home, not many of us realize what features are doing little or nothing for our property.
But the queen of television renovation, Cherie Barber, has a clear idea of the elements that add zero value, as revealed to FEMAIL.
From the gold-plated faucets to the luxurious landscaping and pool that may have obsessed you with the installation, here we take a look at the things that are not doing anything for your home.
The queen of television renovation, Cherie Barber (pictured), has a clear idea of the elements that add zero value to her home, which she shared with FEMAIL
While you may think that things like gold plated faucets (pictured) and spa baths are the last word in luxury, in fact, the average buyer is more likely to prioritize more practical features.
1. Unnecessary extravagances
While you may think that things like gold-plated faucets and spa baths are the last word of luxury in a desirable home, in fact Cherie said that these are not great for adding value.
"The average buyer is likely to prioritize more practical features, such as an attractive outdoor area and a modern kitchen," Cherie wrote on her blog.
Avoid splurging on things like extravagant taps, lush carpets and designer lighting, before you've worked on the other things that matter most.
Consider these items as the final touches to major renovations.
The luxurious landscape looks good, but can soon reach tens of thousands of dollars; instead, you should aim for clean and tidy, said Cherie.
2. Splendid landscaping
Landscaping is fashionable at the moment, with people from all over the country who spend a lot on paving, tiles, garden beds, driveways and gardens.
But as Cherie quickly points out, the cost can reach tens of thousands of dollars.
& # 39; Expensive landscaping is unnecessary. Just point to "clean and tidy," Cherie added.
"Make sure your improvements are in tune with what buyers are looking for," Cherie said. "For the most part, the pools look like a lot of expensive maintenance" (pictured)
3. Swimming pool
Pools are a priority for innumerable owners, and in some suburbs every second home has a pool.
What are the things that add value to a house?
* Open plan design
* A connection to the outside, either by building a terrace or creating a beautiful patio or patio
* Appeal on the street
* Refreshing a place with paint, or what Cherie calls liquid gold & # 39;
But once again, Cherie said that these are not always the most valuable.
"Make sure your improvements are in tune with what buyers are looking for," he said. "For the most part, pools are considered simply as expensive maintenance."
4. Misguided DIY
Thanks to the rise of programs like The Block, we all imagine ourselves as a DIY expert.
But Cherie explained that neglected labor is one of the main things that devalues a property.
"Especially when it's really visible, like a bad paint job, thick tiles or a poorly installed kitchen," he said.
Think twice before spending cash on your own renewal, and let the professionals do what they do well.
An unfortunate DIY (in the image), such as a bad paint job, unstable mosaic or a poorly installed kitchen, may be super obvious to a buyer
Corrective work (in the image) is expensive, but it is unlikely that you will see any return for your efforts since the results are largely hidden.
5. Corrective work
While it is important to take care of several aspects of a home if you intend to keep it, Cherie said that if you are looking for a repair tool to buy, it is worth knowing it and possibly avoiding it somewhere if there is a lot of recovery work to do.
"If you suddenly discover that the place is eaten by termites, you need a new wiring, a new roof, it's plagued with asbestos … fixing these problems is costly and you're unlikely to make a profit from your efforts since the results are largely hidden. & # 39;
Cherie warns against these types of properties if you are looking to buy somewhere and make money with it.