Home improvements that pay you back

1. Remodeling the kitchen. 60%-120%

You can expect to recoup 60%-1120% of your invstment on a kitchen remodel, as long as you don’t go overboard. You should never make your kitchen fancier than the rest of the house, or the neighborhood.


2. Bathroom addition. 80%-130%

If your home only has one bathroom, you can recoup a large chunk of your investment by adding another one. It’s estimated that you can recoup 80%-130% of whatever your spend adding a bathroom.


3. Adding square footage. 50%-83%

Adding more square footage to your home with a new room can be an incredibly expensive project. However, you can typically recoup between 50% and 83% of your initial investment. Just make sure you keep costs under control.


4. Deck addition. 65%-90%

If you make your deck and your backyard more appealing, your house will be more appealing to prospective buyers when you decide to sell. Homeowners can recoup 65%-90% of their investment by adding a deck.

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