Steel entry door replacement
Wood deck addition
Homeowners who add a wooden deck, which costs an average of $9,539 nationwide, recoup an average of 87.4 percent of the project’s cost when they sell the home, according to the report. Keep in mind that municipalities typically require a permit to build a deck.
Renovations within the existing envelope of your home – those that don’t require you to build an addition or expand the roof and foundation – often return more value than building extra rooms onto your home, and they’re much cheaper. Converting an attic into a bedroom ranked third of the 35 improvements in the report, returning an average of 84.3 percent of the amount spent
Garage door replacement
Upgrading your garage door can significantly enhance curb appeal. According to the Cost vs. Value report, replacing a garage door costs an average of $1,534 and yields an average 83.7 percent return on the amount spent.
By Teresa Mears