Exterior view of the front of a white, modern style home featuring a wooden plank leading to the brightly lit door surrounded by xeric plants set in white gravel.

6 Upgrades That Will Increase Home Value (and 4 That Won’t)


Home upgrades are not only a great way to improve your quality of life, but can also increase the value of your home. Increasing the value of your home can confer many benefits, such as the ability to get larger home equity loans and to secure a better payout if you eventually sell your home. However, whenever you are considering an upgrade for your home, it is important to weigh the cost and the work involved against the upgrade’s potential value. Certain types of upgrades are consistently worthwhile, while others tend to be more trouble than they are worth. 

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An outdoor gardening shed outfitted with electric lighting, a window, and storage.

What Is a “She Shed” and How Do You Build One?

A she shed is a small building that a homeowner constructs on their property as a place for activities, hobbies, and interests. This isn’t your typical shed. Instead of using the building to house tools and equipment, she-shed enthusiasts dedicate their space to arts, crafts, or whatever type of pursuit they choose. 

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Cardboard boxes on a wooden floor in an otherwise empty room.

A Guide for Moving in the Winter

If you’re moving or downsizing your home, you know what a big task it can be. You and your family will need to pack clothing, furniture, vehicles, and all other possessions and move them to an entirely new home, and often a new city. When that same move takes place during the winter, you’ll face a few additional challenges.

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