Best 10 remodeling projects for your home

Information from Realtor Magazine

A recent industry survey shows an uptick in home remodeling. Possibly a result of higher gains from remodeling upgrades when homeowners are selling, homeowners are looking to update the interior of their homes. According to the most recent Cost vs. Value Report by Remodeling Magazine in conjunction with REALTOR (R) Magazine, the following 10 mid-range remodeling projects have the potential for the largest pay-back at resale.

1) Entry door replacement (steel):
Estimated cost = $1,137
ROI = 85.6%

Attic Bedroom

Attic Bedroom (Photo credit: Lynn Friedman)

2) Deck addition (wood)
Estimated cost = $9,327
ROI: 77.3%

3) Garage door replacement
Estimated cost= $1,496
ROI: 75.7%

4) Minor kitchen remodel
Estimated cost = $18,527
ROI = 75.4%

5) Window replacement (wood)
Estimated cost = $10,708
ROI = 73.3%

6) Attic bedroom
Estimated cost = $47,919
ROI = 72.9%

7) Siding replacement (vinyl)
Estimated cost = $11,192
ROI = 72.9%

8) Window replacement (vinyl)
Estimated cost = $9,770
ROI = 71.2%

9) Basement remodel
Estimated cost = $61,303
ROI = 70.3%

10) Major kitchen remodel
Estimated cost = $53,931
ROI = 68.9%

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