Remodeling Values

Certain remodeling projects will increase the livability and the marketability of a home. Some projects will actually increase the value of the home and allow an owner to recapture the cost of the updating or additions.

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry offers a free brochure for consumers that suggests basic guidelines to help make planning a remodeling project easier. To receive a free copy of “Selecting a Professional Remodeling Contractor“, write:

4900 Seminary Road #320
Arlington, VA 22311
Their phone number is 800-966-7601.

Remodeling Job Average
Job Costs
Cost Recouped

Minor Kitchen Remodel $ 8,047 $ 12,333 153%
Major Kitchen Remodel 22,030 28,358 129%
Bath Addition 11,444 12,000 105%
Bath Remodel 8,344 8,500 102%
Family Room Addition 29,451 28,333 96%
Master Bedroom Suite 34,949 30,000 86%
Siding Replacement 4,618 3,833 83%
Two-Story Addition 53,676 43,333 81%
Deck Addition 5,717 4,333 76%
Attic Bedroom 22,854 17,000 74%
Window Replacement 5,614 3,667 65%
Home Office 8,627 4,000 46%

Source: Remodeling Magazine’s 1998-99 Cost vs. Value Report, National Association of the Remodeling Industry

Jane S. Idzi Jane Idzi specializes in the Park Cities and areas south of LBJ/635 including Lake Forest, Devonshire, Preston Hollow, and the historical districts of M-Streets and Munger Place. She has earned the coveted e-Pro Certification in addition to CCRC and Historic Home Specialist and is a member of the Texas Association of Realtors, the MetroTex Association of Realtors, Dallas Chamber of Commerce and Dallas Network Connection. She was voted a DMagazine’s Dallas Top Realtor for 2005.Her website,, boasts over 12,900 individual visitors a month and over 467,000 hits a month. She can be reached at 214-522-7997.