The best home renovations for 2023

What are the best home renovations compared to their cost?

Home renovation cost vs value

Remodeling Magazine looked at over one hundred U.S. home markets and compared the average cost of 22 different home remodeling projects to home value at resale. The data is built on survey results from 3,000 real estate agents. These are the top seven home remodeling projects that can deliver the highest returns for Oregon this year.

  1. Bathroom Addition
  2. Bathroom Remodel
  3. Minor Kitchen Remodel
  4. Major Kitchen Remodel
  5. Master Suite Addition
  6. Wood or Composite Deck Addition
  7. Entry Door Replacement

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Bathroom Addition Example

Add 6×8-foot bathroom over the crawlspace with poured concrete walls. Use cultured stone vanity top with molded sink; standard chrome faucets; 30×60-inch white fiberglass tub/shower with ceramic tile surround; single-lever temperature and pressure-balanced faucet; low-profile white toilet; general and spot lighting; electrical wiring to code; mirrored medicine cabinet; linen storage closet or cabinet; painted trim; ceramic tile floor; finish with painted walls, trim, and ceiling.

Bathroom Remodel Example

Update existing 5×7-foot bathroom. Replace all fixtures to include 30×60-inch porcelain on- steel tub with 4×4-inch ceramic tile surround; new single-lever temperature and pressure-balanced shower control; standard white toilet; solid-surface vanity counter with integral sink; recessed medicine cabinet with light; ceramic tile floor; finish with painted walls, trim, and ceiling.

Minor Kitchen Remodel Example

In a functional but dated 200-square-foot kitchen with 30 linear feet of cabinetry and countertops, leave cabinet boxes in place but replace fronts with new shaker-style wood panels and drawer fronts, including new hardware. Replace cooktop/oven range and slide-in refrigerator with new energy-efficient models. Replace laminate countertops; install mid-priced sink and faucet. Add new resilient flooring. Finish with painted walls, trim, and ceiling.

Major Kitchen Remodel Example

Update outmoded 200-square-foot kitchen with a functional layout of 30 linear feet of semi-custom wood cabinets, including a 3×5-foot island; laminate countertops; and standard double-tub stainless-steel sink with standard single-lever faucet. Include energy-efficient range, vented range hood, built-in microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and custom lighting. Add new resilient flooring. Finish with painted walls, trim, and ceiling.

Master Suite Addition Example

Add a 24×16-foot master bedroom suite over a crawlspace. Include walk-in closet/dressing area, freestanding soaker tub, separate 3×4-foot ceramic tile shower, and double bowl vanity with solid-surface countertop. Carpet the bedroom floor; put tile in the bath. Paint walls, ceiling, and trim. Install general and spot lighting, and exhaust fan.

Wood or Composite Deck Addition Example

Add a 16×20-foot deck using pressure-treated joists supported by 4×4-inch posts anchored to concrete piers. Install composite or pressure-treated deck material in a simple linear pattern. Include a built-in bench and planter of the same decking material. Include stairs, assuming three steps to grade. Provide a complete railing using a matching system made of the same composite as the decking material.

Entry Door Replacement Example

Remove the existing 3-0/6-8 entry door and jambs and replace them with a new 20-gauge steel unit, including a clear, dual-pane half-glass panel, jambs, and aluminum threshold with composite stop. The door is factory finished with the same color on both sides. Exterior brickmold and 2.5-inch interior colonial or ranch casings in poplar or equal prefinished to match door color. Replace the existing lockset.