Improve Your Home Resale Value

These mid-range and upscale home improvement projects deliver the best return on your investment.

Home renovations are a great way to add modern amenities while increasing your home’s resale value. Some homeowners may think that major remodels are the most effective way to boost a home’s value. But smaller upgrades — like replacing your front door — can also help you recoup the cost of the project.

The Remodeling 2014 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com) ranks home improvement projects by value. You can even download project data for any of 101 cities.

You might as well add to your home’s resale value at the same time you improve it.

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Thinking about a home renovation project? Let Sears Home Services help. Contact us for a free in-home consultation or give us a call at 1-888-446-6068.

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Improve Your Home Resale Value

Top 10 Midrange and Upscale Home Renovations That add Value to Your Home

Can’t decide what home improvement project to tackle first? We reveal which renovations offer the most return on investment.

Midrange Projects

Entry Door Replacement (Steel) Cost: $1,162 Resale Value Cost: $1,122 Recouped: 96.6%

Deck Addition (Wood) Cost: $9,539 Resale Value Cost: $8,334 Recouped: 87.4%

Attic Bedroom Cost: $49,438 Resale Value Cost: $41,656 Recouped: 84.3%

Garage Door Replacement Cost: $1,534 Resale Value Cost: $1,283 Recouped: 83.7%

Minor Kitchen Remodel Cost $18,856 Resale Value Cost: $15,585 Recouped: 82.7%

Window Replacement (Wood) Cost: $10,926 Resale Value Cost: $8,662 Recouped: 79.3%

Window Replacement (Vinyl) Cost: $9.978 Resale Value Cost: $7,857 Recouped: 78.7%

Siding Replacement (Vinyl) Cost: $11,475 Resale Value Cost: $8,975 Recouped: 78.2%

Basement Remodel Cost: $62,834 Resale Value Cost: $48,777 Recouped: 77.6%

Deck Addition (Composite) Cost: $15,437 Resale Value Cost: $11,476 Recouped: 74.3%

Upscale Projects

Siding Replacement (Fiber-Cement) Cost: $13,378 Resale Value Cost: $11,645 Recouped: 87.0%

Garage Door Replacement Cost: $2,791 Resale Value Cost: $2,315 Recouped: 82.9%

Siding Replacement (Foam-Backed Vinyl) Cost: $14,236 Resale Value Cost: $11,124 Recouped: 78.1%

Window Replacement (Vinyl) Cost: $13,385 Resale Value Cost: $10,252 Recouped: 76.6%

Window Replacement (Wood) Cost: $16,798 Resale Value Cost: $12,438 Recouped: 74.0%

Grand Entrance (Fiberglass) Cost: $7,305 Resale Value Cost: $5,163 Recouped: 70.7%

Deck Addition (Composite) Cost: $35,158 Resale Value Cost: $22,881 Recouped: 65.1%

Major Kitchen Remodel Cost: $109,935 Resale Value Cost: $69,973 Recouped: 63.6%

Bathroom Remodel Cost: $51,374 Resale Value Cost: $32,660 Recouped: 63.6%

Basement Remodel Cost: $72,538 Resale Value Cost: $43,936 Recouped: 60.6%

Garage Addition Cost: $82,311 Resale Value Cost: $48,065 Recouped: 58.4%