I don't know who needs to hear this, but, not all home improvements are going to help you build equity in your home.
By all means, put your touch on your home. You've worked hard to get where you are and should make it your own! Just know that not all improvements are going to add value. While a doggie door is SO convenient and a front yard fountain is 100% calming, things like a new HVAC, updated appliances, or a replacement roof are always going to be more reliable investments that boost your home's bottom line.
If you're planning home improvement projects this fall and would like my thoughts on how they'll impact your home's value, DM me and let's jump on a call. I can let you know exactly what's in demand in your neighborhood.
Cindy Grenier, 204-330-2567