When you purchase a new construction home you will have the chance to pick out some upgrades. If you are careful with the upgrades you choose, you can add a lot of value to your new home. However, you can spend a lot of money on upgrades that won’t yield a higher return or could actually hurt the resale of your home.

Always choose light colors. Right now white and gray colors are really popular. White or gray cabinets are more popular than black or wood cabinets. Also, light colors make the room look larger.

The best things you can add to your new construction home to add value are extra bedrooms or additional bathrooms. Beyond the number of bedrooms or bathrooms, the next thing to consider is larger more updated kitchen or bathrooms. These things will bring a higher return.

Choosing specific upgrades that aren’t highly valued by everyone will not have the same effect as items that almost everyone else values.

Before you add a lot of upgrades to your home think about how popular those items will be when you resell the home. This will change the expense these items into an investment.