Considering "comparable" houses in the neighborhood, how many home upgrades is too many?

The average home in my neighborhood costs between 0k – 0k. My home should be valued around 0k – 0k.
We are talking about upgrading to a bigger house with a better floor-plan while the interest rates are still good.
The only real upgrade we have are new vinyl “low-e” dual pane windows. Interior of house is painted.

We want to maximize the value of our house prior to selling, but we do not want to “over-upgrade” our home.
We are considering adding tile flooring downstairs (the carpet needs to go), upgrading to granite countertops (we have a hook-up from a friend that works at a granite …factory?) & fixing the backyard (it’s a landscaping nightmare). We would also probably buy a “gently used” set of stainless steel appliances from Craigslist.
Our water heater works & I’ve replaced the thermocouple, but it makes a “popping” noise from our horrible Arizona water & have considered adding a water-softener & replacing the water heater.

Which of the upgrades would be best for maximizing our value, without “over-upgrading” within our community?
Our community is in a medium income location for families with an elementary school nearby.

2 story single family home – 3 bed, 2.5 bath – 2 car garage – 1700 sq ft – large backyard

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