Not everyone wants a pool in their backyard, so this addition alone may not help your home’s value.

4. Seek Professional Consultation

Sometimes, home additions that we think are valuable aren’t in certain situations.

Take a pool for example. Does a pool increase home value? It depends on the neighborhood and the demographic.

Some people may not mind the upkeep, while others may be totally turned off. Inground pools aren’t easy to get rid of, but some above-ground pools require a less cumbersome disassembly.

Not sure what to do? Consult with a Realtor.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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