Projects to Increase the Value of Your Home

Real Estate

Whether selling your home or not, increasing its value is a necessary concept to always keep in mind.  Here's a list of projects including large and small that are sure to increase your home's value. 

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%)

Smaller projects that may increase your home’s value include: 

Jacuzzi (4 jets or more); permanent hot tub; 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.

Ideas to keep in mind:

Remodel with mass appeal in mind.

Use durable, quality materials.

Keep the value of your property within 15 to 20 percent of your neighbors’.