The Best Bang For Your Buck

(We're referring to the banging of the hammer, of course!)

  Are you curious what is netting you the best return for your home improvement efforts these days? According to the Remodeling 2011–12 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com) the top 3 remodeling projects with the highest returns are:
  1. Fiber Cement Siding Replacement
  2. Entry Door Replacement
  3. Attic Bedroom Remodel
AK Kitchen Facelift
  Previous years have had similar top 3's because exterior projects seem have a relatively smaller investment for a dramatic increase in curb appeal! It's great to hear that, this year, small kitchen remodels (kitchen facelifts) closely followed this list with a resounding 4th place finish!

  The Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report is widely recognized in the industry as one of the top publications, customized per market, to give clients and remodeling professionals alike an inside peek into project values. If resale value is a deciding factor in your remodeling plans, this report is a must-read! You can connect to it through AK's website here: Remodeling Cost Vs. Value Report 

   To answer the common question "How do they come up with these numbers?" Remodeling Magazine has posted some important information on their website to accompany the report: What The Numbers Mean  It's important to keep in mind these figures are mean to be averages and serve as well researched guidelines for comparison purposes - your project may be more or less expensive and may have a lower or higher return.

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