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10 Remodeling Projects That Offer the Biggest Returns

I have put a lot of money into my own house over the years. I have done remodeling projects in the order that I felt were most important to me, and what I needed to live comfortably. If you are worried about return on your investment then look to the most recent Cost vs. Value Report, which is conducted each year by Remodeling Magazine, in conjunction with REALTOR Magazine.  Here is the top 10 mid-range remodeling jobs that offer the highest returns.

1. Entry door replacement (steel)

Estimated job cost: $1,137

Return on investment at resale: 85.6%

2. Deck addition (wood)

Job cost: $9,327

ROI: 77.3%

3. Garage door replacement

Job cost: $1,496

ROI: 75.7%

4. Minor kitchen remodel

Job cost: $18,527

ROI: 75.4%

5. Window replacement (wood)

Job cost: $10,708

ROI: 73.3%

6. Attic bedroom

Job cost: $47,919

ROI: 72.9%

7. Siding replacement (vinyl)

Job cost: $11,192

ROI: 72.9%

8. Window replacement (vinyl)

Job cost: $9,770

ROI: 71.2%

9. Basement remodel

Job cost: $61,303

ROI: 70.3%

10. Major kitchen remodel

Job cost: $53,931

ROI: 68.9%

Replacing your front door doesn’t have to be that expensive.  Even giving it a new paint job can add curb appeal.  However, if you have some extra money to spend then you should check out Crestview Doors.  They are modern doors that have a vintage feel.  You might see them on an old mid-century modern, ranch-style, or bungalow.  The image below shows the “Lafayette.”  This particular door can been seen on houses between the years of 1920-1959.

Front door

Another update I thought about making recently is buying a new mailbox to bring some flair to the curb appeal of my house.  I found some really cool mailboxes at Box Design USA.  The image below is of the “Urban Front Opening Letterbox.”
urban mailbox
 
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