Bang for Your Buck Experts Discuss the Best and Worst in Remodeling Investments and Home Staging

Designer Monica Pedersen gives advice on what to do when selling your home. Real estate expert Elizabeth Sincox weighs in on Monica's advice – sometimes the two agree, and sometimes they don’t.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe experts agree, a well-coordinated kitchen with matching appliances is essential when selling your home.
Kitchen Appliances

Best thing to do:
Monica: Invest in matching kitchen appliances. All black, white or stainless steel will give a kitchen a current look.
Elizabeth: I agree. New appliances every 10 to 15 years is a good idea.

Worst thing to do:
Monica: Spending too much on one high-end appliance thinking buyers will complete the rest.
Elizabeth: I concur. Unless you are planning on staying in the house for seven to 10 years, you won't get your money back on the designer appliances.

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