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2011-12 Cost vs Value Report

This site compares average cost for 30 popular remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale in 100 U.S. markets. Check out this year's trends and how they compare to prior years. Editor's Note: Please see here for an important update.
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National Data

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2011-12 National Averages

Project
Job Cost
Resale Value
Cost Recouped
Change vs 2010-11
Siding Replacement | Fiber-Cement
Job Cost:  $13,461
Resale Value:  $10,493
Cost Recouped:  78.0%
$13,461 $10,493 78.0%
Entry Door Replacement | Steel
Job Cost:  $1,238
Resale Value:  $903
Cost Recouped:  73.0%
$1,238 $903 73.0%
Attic Bedroom
Job Cost:  $50,148
Resale Value:  $36,346
Cost Recouped:  72.5%
$50,148 $36,346 72.5%
Minor Kitchen Remodel | Midrange
Job Cost:  $19,588
Resale Value:  $14,120
Cost Recouped:  72.1%
$19,588 $14,120 72.1%
Garage Door Replacement
Job Cost:  $1,512
Resale Value:  $1,087
Cost Recouped:  71.9%
$1,512 $1,087 71.9%
Garage Door Replacement
Job Cost:  $2,994
Resale Value:  $2,129
Cost Recouped:  71.1%
$2,994 $2,129 71.1%
Deck Addition | Wood
Job Cost:  $10,350
Resale Value:  $7,259
Cost Recouped:  70.1%
$10,350 $7,259 70.1%
Siding Replacement | Foam-backed Vinyl
Job Cost:  $14,274
Resale Value:  $9,937
Cost Recouped:  69.6%
$14,274 $9,937 69.6%
Siding Replacement | Vinyl
Job Cost:  $11,729
Resale Value:  $8,155
Cost Recouped:  69.5%
$11,729 $8,155 69.5%
Window Replacement | Vinyl
Job Cost:  $14,328
Resale Value:  $9,898
Cost Recouped:  69.1%
$14,328 $9,898 69.1%
Window Replacement | Vinyl | Midrange
Job Cost:  $11,319
Resale Value:  $7,692
Cost Recouped:  68.0%
$11,319 $7,692 68.0%
Window Replacement | Wood | Midrange
Job Cost:  $12,229
Resale Value:  $8,258
Cost Recouped:  67.5%
$12,229 $8,258 67.5%
Basement Remodel
Job Cost:  $63,378
Resale Value:  $42,338
Cost Recouped:  66.8%
$63,378 $42,338 66.8%
Major Kitchen Remodel | Midrange
Job Cost:  $57,494
Resale Value:  $37,785
Cost Recouped:  65.7%
$57,494 $37,785 65.7%
Window Replacement | Wood
Job Cost:  $18,999
Resale Value:  $12,175
Cost Recouped:  64.1%
$18,999 $12,175 64.1%
Deck Addition | Composite
Job Cost:  $15,579
Resale Value:  $9,780
Cost Recouped:  62.8%
$15,579 $9,780 62.8%
Two-Story Addition
Job Cost:  $165,796
Resale Value:  $103,391
Cost Recouped:  62.4%
$165,796 $103,391 62.4%
Bath Remodel | Midrange
Job Cost:  $16,552
Resale Value:  $10,293
Cost Recouped:  62.2%
$16,552 $10,293 62.2%
Grand Entrance | Fiberglass
Job Cost:  $7,488
Resale Value:  $4,554
Cost Recouped:  60.8%
$7,488 $4,554 60.8%
Family Room Addition
Job Cost:  $83,118
Resale Value:  $50,004
Cost Recouped:  60.2%
$83,118 $50,004 60.2%
Master Suite Addition | Midrange
Job Cost:  $106,196
Resale Value:  $62,874
Cost Recouped:  59.2%
$106,196 $62,874 59.2%
Roofing Replacement | Asphalt Shingles
Job Cost:  $21,204
Resale Value:  $12,257
Cost Recouped:  57.8%
$21,204 $12,257 57.8%
Major Kitchen Remodel | Upscale
Job Cost:  $110,938
Resale Value:  $63,731
Cost Recouped:  57.4%
$110,938 $63,731 57.4%
Garage Addition
Job Cost:  $57,824
Resale Value:  $33,089
Cost Recouped:  57.2%
$57,824 $33,089 57.2%
Entry Door Replacement | Fiberglass | Midrange
Job Cost:  $3,536
Resale Value:  $1,990
Cost Recouped:  56.3%
$3,536 $1,990 56.3%
Bath Remodel | Upscale
Job Cost:  $52,249
Resale Value:  $28,972
Cost Recouped:  55.5%
$52,249 $28,972 55.5%
Deck Addition | Composite
Job Cost:  $37,829
Resale Value:  $20,637
Cost Recouped:  54.6%
$37,829 $20,637 54.6%
Roofing Replacement
Job Cost:  $37,481
Resale Value:  $20,435
Cost Recouped:  54.5%
$37,481 $20,435 54.5%
Bathroom Addition | Upscale
Job Cost:  $76,209
Resale Value:  $40,061
Cost Recouped:  52.6%
$76,209 $40,061 52.6%
Garage Addition
Job Cost:  $86,347
Resale Value:  $44,987
Cost Recouped:  52.1%
$86,347 $44,987 52.1%
Bathroom Addition | Midrange
Job Cost:  $40,096
Resale Value:  $20,455
Cost Recouped:  51.0%
$40,096 $20,455 51.0%
Master Suite Addition | Upscale
Job Cost:  $227,178
Resale Value:  $114,822
Cost Recouped:  50.5%
$227,178 $114,822 50.5%
Backup Power Generator
Job Cost:  $14,760
Resale Value:  $7,009
Cost Recouped:  47.5%
$14,760 $7,009 47.5%
Sunroom Addition
Job Cost:  $74,310
Resale Value:  $34,133
Cost Recouped:  45.9%
$74,310 $34,133 45.9%
Home Office Remodel
Job Cost:  $27,963
Resale Value:  $11,983
Cost Recouped:  42.9%
$27,963 $11,983 42.9%
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