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


Amount You Recoup at Sale

Average Cost

Bathroom remodeling

91 percent


Basement remodeling

79 percent


Master suite addition

77 percent


Bathroom addition

81 percent


Family room addition

79 percent


Roof replacement

67 percent


Siding replacement

79 percent


Window replacement

77 percent


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®