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Sunday, September 8, 2013
Best renovations for return on investment
According to a new report from HGTV.ca and BMO, the top home renovation
tips for sellers are:
Renovation Hit list:
When done well and with taste, applying a fresh coat of paint to the
interior or exterior of a home is a simple way to realize
gains on your renovation investment.
Return: As much as 300 per cent.
A kitchen renovation can be one of the most costly home improvement
projects. However, careful planning, budgeting
and shopping will help minimize expenses. Consider aspects such as
whether or not the project is in line with the style and quality of the
rest of the house and neighbourhood.
Return: 68-120 per cent.
A bathroom addition should be a top priority for those looking to add
value to a home with only one
bathroom. This is particularly true if neighbouring homes feature
multiple bathrooms. Additionally, upgrading an outdated bathroom will
also bring significant value to a home. Return: 80-130 per cent; 65-120
per cent respectively.
replacement: Replacing inefficient windows or doors can be an excellent
use of your home improvement dollars, as they refresh
the esthetic and also help to keep energy costs
down. Stick to standard styles; odd shapes and highly customized
arrangements do little for resale value.
Return: 50-90 per cent.
addition/improvement/expansion: Decks are one of the few exterior
improvements with any significant return, apart from painting.
Return: 65-90 per cent.