How 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%)
Home features that may increase your home’s value include: mudroom; first floor laundry; exterior kitchen; security system; sprinkler system; privacy fenced in yard with maintenance free composite materials ; and cement board composite siding. These may or may not add value to your house depending on your buyer: above-ground pool; garden pond; and attached garage.
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’.