Remodeling That Pays

Upgrading your home is always appealing, but which enhancements really get you a good return for your money when it’s time to sell? A 2002 survey by Remodeling Magazine and REALTOR® Magazine has the answer. To see the complete article, visit http://www.realtor.org/rmomag.nsf/pages/costvaluedec02

Project

Amount You Recoup at Sale

Average Cost

Bathroom remodeling

91 percent

$22,639

Basement remodeling

79 percent

$33,911

Master suite addition

77 percent

$131,471

Bathroom addition

81 percent

$37,639

Family room addition

79 percent

$41,514

Roof replacement

67 percent

$7,644

Siding replacement

79 percent

$5,622

Window replacement

77 percent

$15,502

Reprinted from REALTOR® Magazine Online by permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Copyright 2003. All rights reserved.

Courtesy of Kristi Shoup and Tina Donhoff, Realtors®, REALTOR®