How to Increase Your Home's Value
When your thinking about home improvement, it's always a good idea to think about the resale value of those improvements. You'll never recoup 100%, but some improvements add more value than others.
Project (average cost recouped, national) according to Realtor Magazine:
Minor kitchen remodel (88%)
Bathroom remodel (85%)
Major kitchen remodel (81%)
Family room addition (80%)
Deck addition (77%)
Master suite (75%)
Attic bedroom (74%)
Siding replacement (73%)
Window replacement (69%)
Home office (55%)
Projects that may increase your home’s value include: in-ground pool; security system; sprinkler system; substantial out buildings; and vaulted ceilings. These may not add value to your house: above-ground pool; ceiling fans; garden pond; and light fixtures.
l Remodel with mass appeal in mind.
l Use durable, quality materials.
l Keep the value of your property within 15 to 20 percent of your neighbors’.