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30 home improvements that are a waste of money




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Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.


Although solar panels are one of the most energy-efficient ways to fuel our homes, they usually have minimal positive impact on a property’s value. Some buyers consider them an eyesore, maintenance can be perceived as troublesome and they can hinder future renovation plans such as a new roof, loft conversion or extension.




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Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.


Unless you’re a serious barbecue enthusiast, forking out on a built-in grill or pizza oven is unlikely to prove a good investment. While some buyers may enjoy the novelty of an outdoor kitchen, others will see it as a waste of space, and neither will part with extra cash for the privilege of being able to cook outside.




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Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.


If you live in a low or mid-range price home, splashing the cash on top-spec fixtures and finishes is a guaranteed way to lose money in the long term. It won’t instill prospective buyers to up their offer, so sticking to quality, mid-range items is a safer bet. Of course, if you’re planning to stay in your home for a long time and want to enjoy the finer things in life, then you can go as luxe as money allows, as long as you remember that you won’t be getting that money back if you do sell up.




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If you’re planning to sell your home within the next five years, think about the target buyers in your local market before making any major updates. For example, if you live in an area where people are looking for family homes, converting a handy built-in bath into a walk-in shower that may not be appropriate for those with young children could alienate potential buyers. Speak to local estate agents to get an idea of what sells best where you live.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




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