During the Spring 2017 Real Estate push, buyers keep in mind the "next" buyers of your home. That means the improvements you invest in should "enhance" your home for yourself and others.  According to Zillow the average homeowner stays in their home for 7 years before selling and re-purchasing.  What that means to you is..... the counter tops you are picking, the tile you are laying or the landscape you are planting most likely will be looked at through the eyes of a buyer sooner than later.  Food for thought.