As noted in REMODELING Magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value report, “upscale projects” saw the highest gains in return on investment for remodeling projects.

The total amount recouped on average from two-story additions jumped 8.1 percent last year, followed by master suites (6.1 percent) and major kitchen remodels, up 4.2 percent. All told, homeowners can expect to recoup more than 60 percent of their cost on these projects.

Yet, as most remodelers know, getting the full investment back on a remodeling project is difficult. One of the few projects that gives homeowners a return on investment is fiberglass attic insulation. looks at the data from this year’s cost vs. value report for New England homeowners.

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