Home Remodel Value Guide

Whether you are improving your home for your personal use over a long period of time or you are looking to enhance the salability of your home in the near future, how do you know which types of home improvement projects pay the biggest dividends upon resale?As a general rule of thumb the following projects are your best bets, each recouping at least 70% or more of their original value upon resale of your home. Projects are shown in descending order of resale value.

  1. Entry Door Replacement (steel)
  2. Attic Bedroom
  3. Basement Remodel
  4. Siding Replacement (vinyl)
  5. Deck Addition (wood)
  6. Minor Kitchen Remodel
  7. Window Replacement (vinyl)
  8. Major Kitchen Remodel
  9. Two-story Addition
  10. Bathroom Remodel
  11. Roofing Replacement
  12. Deck Addition (composite)

© 2012 Hanley Wood, LLC. Reproduced by permission. Complete regional and city data from the Remodeling 2011-2012 Cost vs. Value Report can be downloaded for free at www.costvsvalue.com.