The Real Estate Corner: Selling and wondering if you should update? | The Cross Timbers Gazette: When you consider updating your home, and want to see at least dollar-for-dollar return, then you need to be careful where you spend your money.
For example, I think money is best spent in the kitchen and master bath. This doesn’t mean that updating other areas won’t help, but kitchen and master bath are the most important.
In the kitchen, replacing the countertops, backsplashes, appliances, removing wallpaper and possibly the flooring will help the most. This assumes that your cabinets are all in good shape. Hopefully, all they need is touch-up, repainting or updated hardware since they are so expensive to replace.