Episode 031: Luxury DIY Projects: Thoughts
I’d pass on home gyms, home theater rooms, cigar lounges and wine cellars. A room that is flexible like a library/home office/study is much more appealing to the general home buyer, and in turn yields a better return on investment.
Remember that WOMEN BUY HOUSES, so kitchens and bathrooms get the biggest bang for the buck, but even in bathrooms, there are dumb projects, too. Remember to make your project look classy and expensive, not really BE expensive. I’d also skip the fancy, multi-jet shower head feature, because they’re expensive and waste water, BUT, they will be attractive to the female home buyer, so that one is up for debate.
Luxury outdoor projects I’d avoid include spas and pools. Lots of upkeep and lots of liability.
I suggest, instead: pergolas, fire pits, swings, gazebos. and play sets.