{5 Best Returns for Remodels} in Seattle WA

Posted by Stacey Lange on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 7:47am.

If you have been considering renovating your Pacific Northwest home here in the Seattle area and wanting to capture the BEST financial return, look no further, because we've got the inside scoop from Remodeling Magazine which just published their annual cost-to-value breakdown for specific regions throughout the US.

I think the common misconception and I will admit, this was my belief as well, is that your highest return would come from a kitchen remodel....but to my surprise, kitchens came in at #4.   

Check out the Top 5 Seattle Renovations:

{#1} Adding Manufactured Stone Veneer | +144.6% Return -- Note: The average cost for this improvement is $8,412

{#2} Replace Garage Door | +141.2% Return -- Note: This improvement is #1 Nationwide

{#3} Composite Deck Addition | +122% Return

{#4} Minor Kitchen Remodel | +116.3% Return

{#5} Universal Bathroom Design and Improvements | +107.2% Return

Where is Your Least Return?

If you have been considering adding a master suite you will find that this improvement will capture for you the lowest return at just -62.5%.  However, as a real estate broker, I can say that there is a big difference between converting exisiting space to a master suite vs. adding actual square footage where you would most likely see a nice return on your investment.  

On a national level the lowest return comes from adding a rear yard patio.


Want to Renovate and Not Sure Where to Invest Your Dollars? Ask Us!

As a complimentary service to our clients, we are happy to offer you a free consultation providing you our insight on where you will most likely see your highest return on investment.  So whether you are planning to sell in the very near future, or thinking you will stay in your home for years to come.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to us and put your experience to work for you!

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