Cost vs. Value

Often January finds us setting goals and planning the year ahead.  If you are a list person like I am you have a list of projects you’d like to complete in 2010.  Maybe some of your projects are hunny do’s and others are serious home improvements.  If you are considering home improvement you’ll be interested to know which projects will increase the value of your home the most. The following are a few of the best investments.  If you have been wanting a new front exterior door….I have some GREAT news for you! On a midrange home in our area you can recoup you an average of….

111% of the cost of a steel exterior door !

79% of the cost of new windows,

79% of the cost of a new wood deck

76% on a minor kitchen remodel and 73% on a major kitchen remodel.

If you’d like the full cost vs. value report….check it out here.   I think is is very good information for all homeowners regardless of whether or not selling is in your plans.

I should also mention that there are some great tax breaks for those who decide to purchase energy efficient doors and windows.

Thanks and hope the first week of  2010 is going well for you.  We are off to a great start here at Johnson Home and Land.

Sarah Johnson

About Sarah Johnson

Johnson Home and Land is a small but active real estate firm in rural northwest Wyoming. We are an experienced team of professionals who want to walk along side you in your housing journey. If you are thinking about buying, selling, renting or investing we are here to help. Contact us at or 307-548-6909
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3 Responses to Cost vs. Value

  1. Wyoming Dreamer says:

    Great tips, I would like to replace a few of the more expensive items on the list and it’s good to know that they hold most of their value if I ever decide to sell my little house.


  2. Sarah Johnson says:

    Yes….I was thrilled to see wood deck on the list because that is something I recently invested in. Minor bathroom remodel is next on my list and the recoup on that is not bad.


  3. Woo Hoo! Happy to hear about the new doors! We just got two new doors. I would love to get a new deck, but a back patio is on this summer’s to-do list.


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