Installing a steel entry door.
Replacing your front door has been a long-time favorite for those who want to boost their home’s value. This is the only project to return more than 90 percent of cost (it returns 96.6 percent.).
Adding a wooden deck.
Building a wooden deck onto your home adds living space as well as an area to host outside. This project returns on average 87.4 percent of the initial cost.
Changing your garage door.
Replacing your garage door, whether with a midrange or upscale version, can usually be done at a low initial cost. It has a strong positive effect on curb appeal, returning close to 84 percent of your investment.
Remodeling your attic bedroom.
With a national average remodeling cost of $49,438, this project has a cost-to-value ratio of 84.3 percent. Unlike building an addition on your home, remodeling the attic bedroom is an inexpensive way to add living space.