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Home Improvement Cost Vs. Value

Home Improvements Cost vs. Value

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.

Columbus and central Ohio home improvement cost to resale estimates
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%
Two-Story Addition $80,386 $62,076 77.2%
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%
Deck Addition $10,838 $7,606 70.2%
Sunroom Addition $30,808 $21,252 69.0%
Home Office Remodel $13,065 $8,859 67.8%
Basement Remodel $49,595 $29,618 59.7%

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