6 renovations that can hurt your home's resale value, according to HGTV's 'Property Brothers'

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According to Jonathan and Drew Scott, stars of the HGTV show "Property Brothers," you'll want to be careful how you renovate or remodel your home.

"Just as there are features you want in a house, and that also increase the value of the space, there are changes you should not make to a house," they write in their book, "Dream Home: The Property Brothers' Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House." "These are features that can bite you back when it's time to sell."

Here are six renovation "no-nos," according to the Property Brothers:

1. Don't sacrifice limited bedrooms for storage

If you're considering converting your tiny third bedroom into a walk-closet, take a moment to reconsider. "In family-friendly neighborhoods, a house with three small bedrooms is still more valuable than a house with two bedrooms and a big closet," they write.

However, if your home has four medium-sized bedrooms with no master bedroom, converting one of the rooms to expand another is a safer move, according to the Property Brothers.

2. Don't get rid of the only bathtub

Families with kids will — more likely than not — want to look for a house with a bathtub, the brothers warn.

"You don't have to have a bathtub in the master, unless the house is in a retirement community, but do keep a tub in the shared or family bedroom," they write.

3. Don't spend a fortune building a custom home theater

The idea of a movie room or home theater might be loved by buyers, but not everyone will be willing to pay for it, the brothers caution. It's also hard to keep up with the newest, best, or flattest televisions when technology is ever-changing.

"All the gear you spent a fortune on easily becomes dated," they write.

4. Don't convert your garage into another room

Just because you need more room in your home doesn't mean you should touch your garage. In communities where most of the homes have one, a garage is expected.

"If your house is the odd man out, many buyers won't even look at it," the brothers write.

Make changes to your porch or finish the basement rather than permanently eliminating the garage, they suggest.

5. Don't put in a pool

"In most cases a swimming pool does not add enough value to a house to offset the cost of putting it in," they write.

Not only will the pool be expensive for you to install, but according to the Property Brothers, many buyers consider a pool to be a maintenance hassle, and those with small children are often afraid of the safety risks associated with backyard pools.

"The only place a pool makes sense is in very warm climates where people spend time outside all year long," they write. "But still keep in mind you won't get all your money back for putting it in, even in these climates, mainly because of ongoing maintenance and energy costs."

6. Don't build highly specific rooms that can't be easily changed

Luxury add-on rooms such as a basketball court, cigar room, or wine cellar might seem like a good investment, but according to the brothers, they have limited appeal.

"Unless the market you're in can sustain these kinds of luxury add-ons, they just are not worth the money," they write.

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6 renovations that can hurt your home's resale value, according to HGTV's 'Property Brothers'
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - APRIL 17: Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott of the show 'The Property Brothers' attend the Jonathan & Drew Scott Sign Copies Of 'Dream Home' at Bookends Bookstore on April 17, 2016 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR BASK IT STYLE - Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott attend the Bask It Style media day on Wednesday Sept. 5, 2012, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for Bask-It-Style/AP Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 19: HGTV hosts Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott attend the Billboard Music Awards Pre-Party hosted by Kelly Clarkson at MGM Grand on May 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: TV hosts Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott attend the 2012 Billboard Music Awards Oficial After-party at 1 Oak on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09: Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott attend the GAC, HGTV and DIY Network's the Lodge at CMA Music Fest at the Fan Alley - Downtown on June 9, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Sara Kauss/WireImage)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 16: Television personalities Jonathan Scott (L) and Drew Scott arrive at the 2013 Miss USA pageant at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on June 16, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Presenters Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott speak onstage during the American Country Awards 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott attend the REVOLT & NCTA Host VIP Gala For Talent & Cable Execs at Belasco Theatre on April 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
LIVINGSTON, NJ - JULY 12: Cost Plus World Market and Jonathan & Drew Scott, hosts of Property Brothers, Celebrate the Grand Opening of its New Livingston, NJ Store on July 12, 2014 in Livingston, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Cost Plus World Market)
Real estate experts Drew, left, and Jonathan Scott, right, and Sunrun, the nation's largest dedicated residential solar company, show homeowners how to take advantage of the 'smart home' trend with energy saving and efficiency tips for creating a sleeker, smarter home, on Monday, August 18, 2014 in Modesto, Calif. (Photo by Alison Yin/Invision for Sunrun/AP Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: TV personalities Drew Scott (L) and Jonathan Silver Scott attend the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: TV personalities Jonathan Scott (L) and Drew Scott arrive with their dogs Gracie and Stewie at The World Dog Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29: TV personalities Drew Scott (L) and Jonathan Silver Scott attend the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on NBC from The Shrine Auditorium on March 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 12: Television personalities Drew Scott (L) and Jonathan Scott arrive at the second annual Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational pairings party at the Lavo Restaurant & Nightclub at The Palazzo Las Vegas on July 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
Drew Scott, left, and Jonathan Scott attend the Governors Ball for the Television Academy's Creative Arts Emmy Awards at LA Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
Drew Scott, left and Jonathan Scott arrive at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Al Powers/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
FRAMINGHAM, MA - OCTOBER 04: Cost Plus World Market and Jonathan & Drew Scott, hosts of Property Brothers, Celebrate the Grand Opening of its Framingham, MA Store on October 4, 2015 in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for Cost Plus World Market)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: HGTV's 'Property Brothers' Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott pose backstage at the hit musical 'Something Rotten' on Broadway at The St. James Theater on December 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 28: Television Personalities Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott of The Scott Brothers attend and greet fans during their book promotion and fan meet and greet at Goo Goo Shop on March 28, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - APRIL 15: Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott of the 'Property Brothers' attend the launch of their new book 'Dream Home' at Indigo Manulife Centre on April 15, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by GP Images/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 19: Property Brothers Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott attend the Miami Book Fair on November 19, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Jonathan Drew and Drew Scott of Property Brothers attend the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: The Property Brothers Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott pose for a photo during the WICT Leadership Conference Touchstones Luncheon at Marriot Marquis on September 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for WICT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 11: The Property Brothers Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott speak on stage at the HGTV Lodge during CMA Music Fest on June 11, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for HGTV )
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 10: Hosts Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott of HGTV's Property Brothers speak onstage during 2016 CMA Festival - Day 2 at Nissan Stadium on June 10, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: (L-R) Bethany Watson, Jonathan Scott, Greg T, Drew Scott, Elvis Duran, Danielle Monaro and Skeery Jones pose for photo during 'The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show' at Z100 Studio on May 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - APRIL 17: Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott of the show 'The Property Brothers' with fans attend the Jonathan & Drew Scott Sign Copies Of 'Dream Home' at Bookends Bookstore on April 17, 2016 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - APRIL 15: Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott of the 'Property Brothers' attend the launch of their new book 'Dream Home' at Indigo Manulife Centre on April 15, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by GP Images/WireImage)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - APRIL 15: Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott of the 'Property Brothers' attend the launch of their new book 'Dream Home' at Indigo Manulife Centre on April 15, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by GP Images/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: The Property Brothers, Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott visit AOL Build to discuss their book 'Dream Home: The Property Brothers Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House' at AOL on April 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott attend AOL Build at AOL on April 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: (L-R) John Cariani, HGTV's 'Property Brothers' Jonathan Scott & Drew Scott and Brian d'Arcy James pose backstage at the hit musical 'Something Rotten' on Broadway at The St. James Theater on December 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott speak at Apple Store Soho Presents: Meet The Property Brothers: Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott at Apple Store Soho on December 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Rommel Demano/Getty Images)
FRAMINGHAM, MA - OCTOBER 04: Cost Plus World Market and Jonathan & Drew Scott, hosts of Property Brothers, Celebrate the Grand Opening of its Framingham, MA Store on October 4, 2015 in Framingham, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for Cost Plus World Market)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott of The Property Brothers visit 'The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show' at Z100 Studio on June 25, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 13: Property Brothers hosts Jonathan Scott (L) and Drew Scott appear at the HGTV Lodge during CMA Music Fest on June 13, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for HGTV)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott of Property Brothers attend the premiere of Dukale's Dream on June 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for The 7th Floor)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: TV personalities Jonathan Scott (L) and Drew Scott of Property Brothers pose in the press room at the iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1 at the MGM Grand Resort and Casino on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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