2019 Average Costs of Home Improvement Projects

Average cost of home improvements like kitchen remodels, new doors, and more

Prioritize your home improvement wish list with the help of these remodeling costs and upgrade your home with fresh, new designs.

Whether you’re planning a full-on kitchen or bathroom renovation, or there’s a minor home remodel in your future, it’s important to know how much you can expect to spend on each project. Remember, some projects increase your home’s resale value more than others.

Using the Remodeling 2019 Cost vs. Value Report, we’ve taken a look at the national averages for job cost, resale value and cost recouped on some mid-range home improvement projects.

Now’s the time to make an update to help increase your home’s curb appeal with vinyl siding or new windows, or improve the space you live in with a remodel project. home improvement projects with high return on investment

Still wondering what projects might offer the best payoff? Schedule a free in-home consultation to get things started today.

4 Bonus Tips! Check out these maintenance tips to help keep your home in good shape:

Tip: Once a year, coat your garage door opener’s chain or drive screw with white lithium grease and use a spray lubricant to coat the overhead springs.

Tip: Don’t hold off on replacing leaky windows — rain can seep into your drywall, possibly causing mold.

Tip: If you’re not sure if it’s time to replace your roof, look for these three things while safely on the ground: missing or loose shingles, leaks or asphalt granules in the gutters.

Tip: If you’re looking for a new door, fiberglass may be the way to go. “Fiberglass has now taken the lead over steel entry doors because it doesn’t conduct hot or cold as much, and it has a more realistic wood look,” says Dave Lincon Director, Product Mgmt. & Bus. Development, Product Management for Sears. It’s easier to maintain as well.

Steel Entry Door Replacement

Job cost: $1,826 Resale value: $1,368 Cost recouped: 74.9%

Garage Door Replacement

Job cost: $3,611 Resale value: $3,520 Cost recouped: 97.5%

Vinyl Siding Replacement

Job cost: $16,036 Resale value: $12,119 Cost recouped: 75.6%

Minor Kitchen Remodel

Job cost: $22,507 Resale value: $18,123 Cost recouped: 80.5%

Wood Window Replacement

Job cost: $20,526 Resale value: $14,530 Cost recouped: 70.8%

Vinyl Window Replacement

Job cost: $16,802 Resale value: $12,332 Cost recouped: 73.4%

Fiberglass Entry Door Replacement

Job cost: $8,994 Resale value: $6,469 Cost recouped: 71.9%

Roof Replacement

Job cost: $22,636 Resale value: $15,427 Cost recouped: 68.2%

Bathroom Remodel

Job cost: $20,420 Resale value: $13,717 Cost recouped: 67.2%

Major Kitchen Remodel

Job cost: $66,196 Resale value: $41,133 Cost recouped: 62.1%

Source Remodeling 2019 Cost vs. Value Report

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