The Three Worst ROI’s Home Improvement

Thinking of upgrading your home? Hold that thought! Before you dive into any home improvement projects, it’s crucial to know which ones might not give you the bang for your buck you’re hoping for. In this video, Adrian Trott and Ariel Kormendy delve deep into the world of home renovations to uncover the top three with the worst return on investment (ROI) – California shutters, roofing, carpeting, and more.

Whether you’re a homeowner planning your next big project or just curious about home improvement economics, this video is packed with insights, tips, and real-world advice to guide your renovation decisions. Watch Episode 274 now to learn more!


0:15 – Intro
2:38 – Window coverings are very expensive
4:22 – California shutters are inconvenient and block off a lot of light
6:57 – Make sure to include features when listing your home to convey the value
8:05 – Trees can have a good return on investment
9:14 – Roof shingles
14:53 – Carpets typically get replaced with hardwood
17:07 – Match your hardwood or laminate to the stairs
17:59 – Converting your garage into extra living space will decrease the value of your home
22:02 – Outro/recaps


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