DIY that adds ROI

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When it comes to remodeling, most of us have a huge list of projects that we would like to tackle…or, hire someone else to. But, if you have patience and skill, do it yourself home remodeling is cost saving, rewarding and could even net a return on investment when you’re ready to sell.

Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 Cost Vs. Value Report, shows some home projects that will yield a higher return:

Minor Kitchen Remodel – 80.2% Return
A minor kitchen remodel or facelift doesn’t have to cost much. It can be as simple as replacing cabinet fronts, hardware, countertops, flooring and old appliances with energy efficient models.

Bathroom Remodel – 70.7% Return
By installing a new toilet, ceramic tile floor, a vanity counter and medicine cabinet, you would likely recoup most of your investment when it’s time to sell.

Attic Bedroom Remodel – 88.8% Return
The more adventurous home owner could convert an unfinished attic into a bedroom. You’d need to add windows, a closet, insulated walls and ceiling, drywall and electrical.

Wood Deck Addition – 93% Return
Adding a wooden deck not only adds value but allows for more outdoor living space. Dedicated DIYers can rip up an old deck and replace it. It’s hard work, but saves thousands, and as an added bonus you can certainly enjoy grilling and relaxing out back.

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