Affordable Remodeling to Boost Home Value

Affordable Remodeling to Boost Home Value

According to Remodeling Magazine, here are the 2009 top home remodeling items that bring the biggest return on investment:

  • Add rollout organizing trays to kitchen cabinets.remodeling bedroom boosts value
  • affordable bathroom remodelingRetile or add tile to the kitchen and bathroom.
  • Add a breakfast bar.
  • Install a granite tile kitchen countertop versus a slab.
  • Replace the bathroom medicine cabinet, vanity, and install a glass shower door.
  • Paint basement walls and floor, even if it is just concrete.
  • Add a bedroom.
  • Reface dated kitchen cabinets and replace hardware.
  • Replace light fixtures in the foyer, bathroom, and kitchen.
  • Replace the garage door opener with a remote touchpad entry system.


Blog article provided by Christina Cavins, a Nationally recognized Realtor with Irongate Inc. Realtors. Christina can be reached via email at ChristinaCavins@aol.com or by cell phone or text message at 1-937-205-4741. For Ohio real estate and homes see Ohio Real Estate.


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Comment balloon 7 commentsChristina Cavins • January 07 2010 01:03AM


Good advice

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) about 10 years ago

Great ideas, love it, I will re-blog this one!

Posted by Trisha P Realty Group, "Holding the Keys to Your Dream Home" (Realty Executives) about 10 years ago

Thanks Josh, feel free to re-blog it!

Thanks Trisha!

Posted by Christina Cavins, www.BuySellOH.com Search Ohio Homes For Sale (Irongate Inc. REALTORS) about 10 years ago

great tips, thank you so much for this.

Posted by Tony Nguyen (Florida) about 10 years ago

Aaah. I'll be jotting down notes. I didn't pay mich attention to the return investment though. Thanks for the info!

Posted by jessie thompson about 10 years ago

This is awesome advice, thank you for sharing.  

Per #8 - replacing outdated kitchen hardware - I work with a home improvement/plumbing fixtures co., and for any of you DIY sorts, they make a super easy to install home faucet (if *I* can install it it's got to be a cakewalk), which is also modern and sleek.  www.5minutefaucet.com

Posted by Jackie J almost 10 years ago

<a href="http://www.aadesignbuild.com" rel="nofollow">www.aadesignbuild.com</a>, Custom Kitchen Design and Remodeling, foyer, Germantown, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Potomac, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, Washington DC, lightingGreat advice, thank you. It seems to be geared specifically towards the people who are getting ready to sell.

However, for people who are planning to stay in their home for 5 or more years the project values are going to be different. According to the 2009 Cost vs. Value report published in the Remodeling Magazine, no home improvement project will bring 100% back if the house is sold in a year.

Obviously, if you are planning to stay put for over 5 years, you may not only recuope the money invested in remodeling, you will enjoy a custom designed finished basement, new, more efficient kitchen, beautiful master bathroom or, in other words a better quality of life along the way.


Posted by Alex Shekhtman, Design Build Remodeling, Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase (A&A Design Build Remodeling, Inc.) almost 10 years ago