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Hot features that will boost your home's value

By Sarah Duggan of Mediafeed | Slide 1 of 41: Making a home is like building any relationship: the more love you put in, the more you get out.But there’s a bonus with your home. When it’s time to go your separate ways, you can make a tidy profit.These two investments, love and money, go hand in hand. Spruce up your home with your dream features, and you could boost its eventual sale value by more than the features cost. Of course, this is more effective if your dream feature is pendant lighting or a farmhouse sink rather than, say, a sunken ball pit or a firefighter’s pole.So, which features are most attractive to buyers? Angi is on a mission to help you build the best home to live in and the best home to sell. We combed Zillow for sold properties with common or trending added features and used math to figure out the price premium associated with each feature. (You’ll find our full methodology at the foot of this page.)We’ve highlighted the 10 most profitable features and the best for each room and included our full lists at the end so you can justify your own dream feature to your other half.Please note, our study reveals correlation, not causation. These home features will not definitively add the associated premium to your home. It is likely that the premium is closely related to the additional care that owners of homes with these features have put into their homes and their sales process.Sponsored: Worried you don't have enough money for a new home? Find a financial advisor who can help. A financial advisor can guide you in building a portfolio that matches your financial needs and goals. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.

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Making a home is like building any relationship: the more love you put in, the more you get out.

But there’s a bonus with your home. When it’s time to go your separate ways, you can make a tidy profit.

These two investments, love and money, go hand in hand. Spruce up your home with your dream features, and you could boost its eventual sale value by more than the features cost. Of course, this is more effective if your dream feature is pendant lighting or a farmhouse sink rather than, say, a sunken ball pit or a firefighter’s pole.

So, which features are most attractive to buyers? Angi is on a mission to help you build the best home to live in and the best home to sell. We combed Zillow for sold properties with common or trending added features and used math to figure out the price premium associated with each feature. (You’ll find our full methodology at the foot of this page.)

We’ve highlighted the 10 most profitable features and the best for each room and included our full lists at the end so you can justify your own dream feature to your other half.

Please note, our study reveals correlation, not causation. These home features will not definitively add the associated premium to your home. It is likely that the premium is closely related to the additional care that owners of homes with these features have put into their homes and their sales process.

Sponsored: Worried you don't have enough money for a new home? Find a financial advisor who can help.

 

A financial advisor can guide you in building a portfolio that matches your financial needs and goals. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.

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