Home improvements not only make your house a more enjoyable place to live, they can also increase the resale value of your home. The true test of how much
value they add occurs when you put your house up for sale. Below is a listing of home improvements, along with the cost, added resale value of the project
and the expected cost that can be recouped. This information comes from Remodeling Magazine's Cost vs. Value Report.
Cost vs. Value
Reprinted with permission from Remodeling Magazine.
|Project||Job Cost||Cost Recouped||Resale Value|
|Minor Kitchen Remodel||$15,670||91%||$14,324|
|Major Kitchen Remodel||$32,645||58%||$18,901|
|Family Room Addition||$50,388||78%||$39,351|
A minor kitchen remodel topped the list with a 90% cost
recovery at resale. Of course, the cost shown here only takes into account the actual cost recouped at resale. The added value that such improvements give
you while you are living in the house can only be measured by you.
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