Cost vs. Value: Remodeling Projects

Dawn Griffin Posted by
Rehabbing Dec 2008

The coveted Cost vs. Value issue of Remodeling magazine is out!

St. Louis is considered to be in the West North Central region along with Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Two figures are given for MO: St. Louis and Kansas City. The numbers below come from the St. Louis section.

Attic to Bedroom

Job Cost: $54,112

Value at Sale: $38,568

Cost Recouped: 71.3%

Midrange Kitchen Remodel

Job Cost: $22,128

Value at Sale: $16,463

Cost Recouped: 74.3%

Upscale Bathroom Remodel

Job Cost: $55,035

Value at Sale: $38,707

Cost Recouped: 70.3%

Where to get the most bang for the bucks?

Average return on a wood deck in our region: 76.1%

Average return on fiber cement siding: 79.9%

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