What’s the value of major remodeling or repair projects in your home? The following table lists average results from a study reported in the December 2004 and December 2007 issue of Realtor Magazine. These results are for the Cincinnati area, and the accuracy is plus or minus 10%.

Remodeling (2004) Job Cost Resale Value Cost Recouped
Bathroom Remodel $10,470 $6,838 65.3%
Deck Addition $6,792 $13,188 194.2%
Window Replacement $9,313 $8,000 85.9%
Attic Bedroom $35,834 $26,875 75.0%
Family Room Addition $52,124 $41,250 79.1%
Roofing Replacement $11,357 $17,625 155.2%
Master Suite Addition $73,705 $51,250 69.5%
Major Kitchen Remodel $43,272 $33,386 77.2%
Basement Remodel $48,193 $31,875 66.1%
Sunroom Addition $30,491 $21,750 71.3%
Remodeling (2007) Job Cost Resale Value Cost Recouped
Siding Replacement $13,257 $10,086 76.1%
Deck Addition (wood) $9,800 $7,388 75.4%
Window Replacement (wood) $11,469 $7,722 67.3%
Kitchen Remodel (minor) $21,295 $14,016 65.8%