We are often asked which home improvements will add the most value. Below are sections of the 2005 Cost Vs. Value Report, originally printed 11/01/2005, by Remodeling Magazine.
The report outlines the cost and the estimated return should the home be sold a year later. While the report is nationwide, the information below is for the Columbus and central Ohio area. To see the details on a specific home improvement, follow the link provided.
|Home Improvement Job||Job Cost||Resale Value||Cost Recouped|
|Siding Replacement, Upscale||$9,268||$8,738||94.3%|
|Minor Kitchen Remodel||$14,525||$13,362||92.0%|
|Bathroom Remodel, Mid-Range||$10,291||$9,359||90.9%|
|Siding Replacement, Mid-Range||$6,506||$5,769||88.7%|
|Bathroom Remodel, Upscale||$25,429||$21,695||85.3%|
|Bathroom Addition, Mid-Range||$22,588||$18,731||82.9%|
|Major Kitchen Remodel, Mid-Range||$43,363||$35,359||81.5%|
|Major Kitchen Remodel, Upscale||$80,208||$65,381||81.5%|
|Window Replacement, Mid-Range||$9,599||$7,824||81.5%|
|Bathroom Addition, Upscale||$46,315||$35,818||77.3%|
|Master Suite Addition, Mid-Range||$71,684||$55,238||77.1%|
|Master Suite Addition, Upscale||$135,748||$104,429||76.9%|
|Attic Bedroom Remodel||$38,273||$29,191||76.3%|
|Roof Replacement, Upscale||$16,091||$12,048||74.9%|
|Family Room Addition||$53,312||$39,834||74.7%|
|Window Replacement, Upscale||$15,820||$11,617||73.4%|
|Roof Replacement, Mid-Range||$10,997||$7,962||72.4%|
|Home Office Remodel||$13,065||$8,859||67.8%|
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