DIY Projects

5 DIY Projects That Can Devalue Your Home

Shortly after we bought our first house, my husband and I found ourselves excitedly painting, overhauling the back yard and diving headfirst into all manner of projects. It was thrilling!

Had I known we were going to sell two years later, though, I would have planned our DIY renovations more strategically -- and not acted so hastily. However much they may mean to you, all projects are not equal when it comes to the resale value of your home.

If you're thinking of selling in the next five years, there are some very specific DIY projects that can undermine your investment. Professional realtor Jenn Foster gave us an insider's opinion of which home improvements projects are likely to backfire and decrease your home's value.

View the slideshow above for the top five home improvements to avoid if you plan on selling in the next five years.
 
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