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Renovating Your Home: Which Upgrades Will Give You the Best Return on Investment?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Vexillum Realty - Eagan, St. Paul, Minneapolis and suburbs 40370058

Renovating Your Home: Which Upgrades Will Give You the Best Return on Investment?renovation, kitchen, twin cities, Mark Westpfahl, Vexillum Realty

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Home renovation projects can be a great way to improve your living space, enhance your quality of life, and increase the value of your property. However, not all home upgrades are created equal when it comes to return on investment (ROI). Some renovations can give you a significant boost in your home's value, while others may not provide much of a return at all. In this article, we'll discuss which home upgrades can offer you the best ROI.

 

 

Kitchen Renovations

 
The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home, and for good reason. It's a place where we gather to cook, eat, and spend time with family and friends. Kitchen renovations can offer a high ROI because they can significantly increase the value of your home. Updating your kitchen with modern appliances, new countertops, and cabinets can transform your space and make it more functional. According to Remodeling Magazine's 2021 Cost vs. Value report, a minor kitchen remodel can provide an average ROI of 72.2%, while a major kitchen remodel can offer an average ROI of 62.1%.
 

Bathroom Upgrades

 
Bathrooms are another area of the home that can provide a high ROI when renovated. Updating your bathroom with new fixtures, modern tile, and a new vanity can make a big difference in how your space looks and feels. According to Remodeling Magazine's 2021 Cost vs. Value report, a mid-range bathroom remodel can offer an average ROI of 56.2%, while an upscale bathroom remodel can provide an average ROI of 52.9%.
 

Adding a Deck

 
Adding a deck to your home can provide an excellent ROI. A deck is an outdoor living space that can be used for entertaining, relaxing, and enjoying the beauty of your backyard. According to Remodeling Magazine's 2021 Cost vs. Value report, a wood deck addition can provide an average ROI of 69.3%, while a composite deck addition can offer an average ROI of 66.8%.
 

Replacing Your Roof

 
Replacing your roof may not seem like an exciting home upgrade, but it can provide a significant ROI. A new roof can improve the energy efficiency of your home and enhance its curb appeal. According to Remodeling Magazine's 2021 Cost vs. Value report, a roof replacement can offer an average ROI of 61.2%.
 

Energy-Efficient Upgrades

 
Making energy-efficient upgrades to your home can provide a high ROI and save you money on your utility bills. Upgrades such as installing energy-efficient windows, adding insulation, and upgrading your HVAC system can all improve your home's energy efficiency. According to the Department of Energy, upgrading to energy-efficient windows can save you up to 25% on your energy bills, while upgrading to a high-efficiency HVAC system can save you up to 20%.
 

 

Final Thoughts

 
Renovating your home can be a great way to improve your living space and increase the value of your property. However, it's essential to choose the right upgrades to ensure you get the best ROI. Kitchen and bathroom renovations, adding a deck, replacing your roof, and making energy-efficient upgrades are all great options to consider. By choosing the right home upgrades, you can create a space you love and potentially increase the value of your home for years to come.
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Mark, great post, and we get these questions all the time, and glad they asked.  There are things that don't add that much value.

Apr 28, 2023 12:15 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Mark R. Westpfahl REALTOR Broker very good report for which upgrades will give the best return on investment when renovating a home.

Apr 28, 2023 02:48 PM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Excellent information. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed weekend.

Apr 29, 2023 05:09 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker
Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.
May 01, 2023 04:16 AM