Many homeowners contemplate home improvement projects but are a bit at a loss when it comes to calculating how much of what they spend will be returned. Remodeling Magazine
's 2014 Cost vs. Value Report is a wealth of information. The report easily breaks down data relating to the most popular home improvements into national, regional and even metropolitan areas.
For our purposes, we will look at the best choices for the New England region. These projects are estimated to recoup at least 85 percent of the cost.
Bang for your Buck
Make use of unused attic space by adding a bedroom and shower. Adding windows and carpet will let light flow in and give the room a true home feel. Proper insulation is key to protecting the area from heat in the summer and the winter cold. With an estimated price tag of $51,621 and resale value of $44,732, you can plan on recouping 87 percent of your initial investment.
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