1519 Killearn Center Blvd Tallahassee FL 32309

850.893.2525

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Estimated Costs of Home Improvements

The following chart describes some typical home improvements, their approximate costs and the estimated cost recovery potential upon resale. The rate of return will vary, depending on the local housing market.

Type of improvement Description Professional Cost % of Recovery

Air conditioning

Install central air unit, concrete pad and all fittings to existing ductwork.

$2,200

80%

Bathroom

Install new fixtures, flooring, trim and decorate.

$7,000

71%

Deck

Install 225 square foot deck with concrete footings, handrails, benches and stairway.

$2,000

80-100%

Fireplace

Install prefab fireplace, frame, fittings, hearth, and mantel and chimney top.

$3,200

90%

Furnace Replacement

Replace existing forced-air unit with high-efficiency forced air furnace

$2,300

86%

Insulation, etc.

Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows, add setback thermostat, increase attic insulation to R-22, insulate hot water heater.

$1,500

75%

Kitchen Remodeling

Install new cabinets, island, desk, shelves, laminate countertops, faucet, sink, appliances and decorate.

$12,000

80%

Landscaping

Add 3 15-foot shade tees, 15 shrubs, 100 square feet of ground-cover beds, and 4' by 20' brick walkway.

$12,000

50%

Roof

Remove 1000 square feet of existing roofing. Apply asphalt felt underlay and 300 pound asphalt or fiberglass shingles, roof ridge, soffit vent, drip edge and flashing.

$1,300-$1,600

88%

Sun room

Add 9 by 14 precut wood and glass sunroom, including shades, ceramic tile flooring, exterior siding; includes excavation and site work

$14,000-$20,000

50%

Window/door replacement

Replace 16 3' by 5' double-hung windows with vinyl-clad wood windows with double-paned glass; includes casing and trim. Replace 2 existing doors with 6 panel colonial-style pine doors, along with frames, casings, sills, hinges, drip caps, and weather stripping. Includes caulking and painting.

$10,000-$13,000

50%

Source:

Practical Homeowner, and National Association of Home Builders

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