5 Best Home Improvement Projects with Positive Return


A person jumps over a challenge, riding an arrow to success            The 5  Best  do-it-yourself  projects that make money at closing:



* Deck addition – It’s fairly simple to build a 12 foot by 16 foot wood deck addition. It should take 3 to 4 days to complete. The rate of return of doing this type of project is 490%, compared to 80% if a professional installs it.

* Small bathroom upgrade: Installing ceramic tile may be one of the more labor intense do-it-yourself projects and one that typically requires being without a bathroom for 6 to 8 days. But it provides a great rate of return at approximately 170% compared with the 70% if a professional does the job.

* New Front Door:  Steel door replacement not only provides great curb appeal, it has a huge cost return. The rate of return if replaced by a professional is 101% but if done as a do-it-yourself project the rate of return is 501%.

* Replacing the Garage Door: This easy do-it-yourself project can net$1,410. when it’s time to sell. Swapping out an older garage door for a steel door has a rate of return of 166% if done by owner. 88% if done by professional.

* Window Replacement: If replacing more than 3 windows or window on a second story, it’s best to leave this to the professionals. Window replacement has a 72.9% if done by a professional, but if done by the do-it-yourself owner it is 320% rate of return.

Today learning the tricks of the do-it-yourself projects is easier than ever. There are instructions for almost every project on YouTube, and many manufacturers have do-it-yourself tutorials on their websites. For the old-school owners, the local library offers how-to books on many home improvement projects. Also Lowe’s or Home Depot are very good sources of how to many projects.

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