10 Kitchen Renovations That Will Hurt Your Home’s Value

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The kitchen is often the first room people choose to renovate since it’s the center for food preparation and a social hub for entertaining. It’s easy to think short term when you do a renovation and focus only on your current needs, rather than thinking about how your upgrade will affect your home value.

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According to Thomas Vibe, a co-founder and managing partner at Stone Wizards, a kitchen renovation should never exceed 25% of the home’s value as a rule of thumb (for a median home value of $227,700 that would be no more than $56,925), because you may never get that much value out of it. Here are 10 kitchen renovations that will hurt your home’s value.

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