Upgrades are great, but even in a seller's market, upgrades typically don't offer a $1 for $1 return. And if you are in a buyers market I would definitely be hesitant without consulting with a listing broker and your checkbook first.
Ultimately, I'd say don't do it. Instead spend a fraction of the money to have the house professionally staged. Good staging will overcome anything and hands down it sells houses. And, don't try to recoup the staging cost. The shorter days on market will be worth every penny.
Best of luck,
Susan Walker... more