9 Home Upgrades You're Wasting Money On

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Expensive wallpaper. It may look nice, but it's hard to maintain and can damage your walls.

Granite countertops. They are prone to cracking, staining and chipping, and require regular sealing.

Swimming pool. It costs a lot to install, maintain and heat, and may not add much value to your home.

Sunroom. It can make your home too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, and may not be used often.

Carpeting. It can trap dust, allergens and odors, and can be difficult to clean.

Built-in speakers. They can be outdated, incompatible with your devices and hard to repair.

Whirlpool tub. It can use a lot of water and energy, and may not fit your bathroom space or style.

Home office. It can take up valuable space and may not be tax-deductible if you don't use it regularly for work.

Landscaping. It can be expensive, time-consuming and hard to maintain, and may not suit your climate or soil.