Awesome Infographic on True Cost of 57 Home Improvement Projects

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Thinking about making some home improvements but not sure what it will cost? You are not alone, more than 1/3 of homeowners are uncertain of costs… and 2/3 are afraid of overpaying.

HomeAdvisor has put together the awesome infographic below with not only average costs, but also highest and lowest costs for 57 common projects compiled from real data from actual contractors because that is what they do… connect homeowners with professionals who can help them with their home improvement projects.

The most expensive projects on their list include the popular projects of remodeling a kitchen or bath, but their estimates also include refacing cabinets so you can evaluate different options.

This list doesn’t just address the biggest and most expensive projects, however. It also includes practical maintenance items like repairing a clogged drain and cleaning your windows. If you are thinking about buying a home, it can help you set a budget and consider the true cost of owning your own home versus renting.

The info above is just a snapshot in time. See their online True Cost of Home Improvement which is updated regularly based on actual project costs as reported by 305 HomeAdvisor members. Check out HomeAdvisor’s annual True Cost Report for more detailed information on home improvement spending in America.

Wondering what projects give the best return when it comes time to sell? Check out Twin Cities 2017 Average Remodeling Costs and Return on Investment.



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Ann Nguyen
eXp Realty - Truckee, CA
Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale

This is indeed an awesome infographic Sharlene. :)

Very informative and share-worthy.

Jan 12, 2018 07:50 AM #1
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

We realtors work with awesome contractors. If the job is big enough I can beat the national cost.  If it is isolated project you are at the mercy of the handy man often charge more. 

Jan 12, 2018 07:57 AM #2
Macy Babb
Re/Max Around Atlanta Realtor - 404-234-6166 - Cartersville, GA
Realtor, SFR, HUD/REO Certified

Great information... will definitely have to share.  I am often left speechless at what some of my clients think some things cost to repair and the person is so low it is almost shocking and then you have the other end as well...someone thinks it costs a fortune to remodel the smallest things

Jan 12, 2018 08:23 AM #3
Sharlene Hensrud
RE/MAX Results - - Saint Louis Park, MN
Realtor. Listener. Knowledgable. Patient.

I found this info so helpful I had to share... love how it shows not only the average but also high and low prices! Their online infographic in the link at the bottom of this post is updated regularly with real data from contractors when they finish a project so it is always current. Of course these are national averages but it still gives a ballpark of costs.

Jan 12, 2018 08:55 AM #4
Ronald Curtis
Continental Properties - West Palm Beach, FL
Negotiating the best price and terms for my Buyers

Thank you for a great post. Too often when repairs are needed, it is difficult to come up with numbers for prospective buyers. I now have a score card to be able to provide information.

Jan 12, 2018 11:12 AM #5
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Great post Sharlene. This should help take the uncertainly out of the question of how much ROI a homeowner can expect to recoup on different projects when they sell their home.

Jan 12, 2018 12:49 PM #6
Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida
Luxury Expert, Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Daytona Beach, FL
Presenting The Finest in Florida Luxury Living...

There always seems to be so much confusion about home repair and renovation costs. This is a great tool to have as a reference. Thanks for sharing. 

Jan 13, 2018 03:49 AM #7
Golden1 Agents
San Mateo, CA

Thanks for sharing this.

Jan 18, 2018 02:43 AM #8
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