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Is Remodeling Worth the Cost?

When it comes to remodeling, homeowners frequently ask the question, “Is it worth the cost of remodeling?” Why begin a renovation if the end result is minimal increase in resale value? Our goal at Terbrock Remodeling & Construction is to make your work worth your time and investment.

The benefit for improving your home is closely monitored by realtor services and research firms each year. Realtor Magazine and the National Association of Realtors recently released their 2014 Cost vs. Value survey results conducted by The Farnsworth Group. Here are some of their recent findings about the average remodeling resale benefits in the greater St. Louis area.

    Midrange                      Midwest Region                                   St. Louis, MO
PROJECT JOB
COST
RESALE VALUE COST RECOUPED JOB
COST
RESALE VALUE COST RECOUPED
Attic Bedroom $49,378 $33,595 68.0% $53,527 $43,713 81.7%
Backup Power Generator $11,698 $5,990 51.0% $12,057 $7,150 59.3%
Basement Remodel $62,455 $39,433 63.0% $66,841 $42,074 62.9%
Bathroom Addition $38,305 $18,837 49.0% $41,115 $24,055 58.5%
Bathroom Remodel $16,145 $9,317 58.0% $17,452 $10,768 61.7%
Deck Addition (composite) $15,477 $9,603 62.0% $16,298 $11,119 68.2%
Deck Addition (wood) $9,551 $6,512 68.0% $10,337 $7,952 76.9%
Entry Door Replacement (fiberglass) $2,829 $1,434 51.0% $2,896 $1,994 68.9%
Entry Door Replacement (steel) $1,171 $719 61.0% $1,240 $1,046 84.3%
Family Room Addition $80,541 $48,656 60.0% $86,447 $61,017 70.6%
Garage Addition $50,045 $28,812 58.0% $53,311 $32,052 60.1%
Garage Door Replacement $1,535 $935 61.0% $1,607 $1,315 82.0%
Home Office Remodel $27,847 $11,193 40.0% $29,232 $15,679 53.6%
Major Kitchen Remodel $54,907 $33,805 62.0% $57,479 $42,143 73.3%
Master Suite Addition $103,440 $58,799 57.0% $110,733 $74,846 68.0%
Minor Kitchen Remodel $18,865 $12,305 65.0% $19,797 $15,412 77.8%
Roofing Replacement $18,785 $9,603 51.0% $20,202 $11,771 58.3%
Siding Replacement (vinyl) $11,496 $7,074 62.0% $12,429 $8,680 69.8%
Sunroom Addition $73,731 $31,691 43.0% $77,936 $40,163 51.5%
Two-Story Addition $156,156 $93,367 60.0% $165,445 $110,166 66.6%
Window Replacement (vinyl) $9,992 $6,210 62.0% $10,504 $9,211 87.7%
Window Replacement (wood) $10,919 $6,804 62.0% $11,419 $9,810 85.9%
      Upscale                      Midwest Region                                     St. Louis, MO
PROJECT JOB
COST
RESALE VALUE COST RECOUPED JOB
COST
RESALE VALUE COST RECOUPED
Bathroom Addition $72,618 $36,296 50.0% $77,058 $43,713 56.7%
Bathroom Remodel $51,592 $26,802 52.0% $54,276 $31,152 57.4%
Deck Addition (composite) $35,181 $19,723 56.0% $37,392 $23,226 62.1%
Garage Addition $82,489 $42,115 51.0% $87,426 $43,264 49.5%
Garage Door Replacement $2,781 $1,698 61.0% $2,886 $2,221 76.9%
Grand Entrance (fiberglass) $7,331 $3,889 53.0% $7,549 $5,399 71.5%
Major Kitchen Remodel $110,008 $59,699 54.0% $113,934 $71,667 63.0%
Master Suite Addition $225,475 $111,086 49.0% $238,860 $140,237 59.0%
Roofing Replacement $34,360 $16,468 48.0% $39,893 $21,096 52.9%
Siding Replacement (fiber-cement) $13,412 $9,596 72.0% $14,610 $12,020 82.3%
Siding Replacement (foam-backed vinyl) $14,251 $8,711 61.0% $15,468 $11,240 72.7%
Window Replacement (vinyl) $13,408 $8,370 62.0% $13,944 $11,291 81.0%
Window Replacement (wood) $16,823 $10,169 60.0% $17,344 $13,724 79.1%