I have incorrectly stated for years: “a kitchen improvement gives you the highest return of added value for your remodel dollar”.
While it typically adds 80 – 83% of your remodel dollar-to-value, there is an inexpensive improvement which gets an even higher return – almost 100%! Hint: a contributor to curbside appeal.
Take a look at this article (see the list at the bottom) and you may be as surprised as I was. I’m assuming the photo above hasn’t helped you figure it out already. It is still an eyebrow raiser for me. It’s also motivating because I can redo our front door out of “pocket change” vs influencing the national debt for a full-on kitchen do over.
BTW: there was a secondary point made in the article which should be self evident: a $75,000 kitchen remodel on a $100,000 house does not make sense.
What have you done before sale which gave you the best return?