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The value of remodeling.

As a Brentwood, CA, general contractor, our professionals at K2GC can tell you that before that first nail is hammered in a remodel, there are two important questions to consider:

  1. What do you most need in your Brentwood home that you do not currently have?
  2. Which remodeling projects will give you the highest return on cost vs. value?

Only you can honestly answer the first question about your family’s needs. The second question, however, on the potential returns is a different matter.

According to the Remodeling 2016 Cost vs. Value Report, there are some differences in the potential returns of the 30 remodeling projects cited in the report. Remodeling can pay off big under the right circumstances.

The report breaks down 30 types of remodeling projects by geography, cost, resale value, and costs recouped.

With more than two decades as a general contractor in the East Bay, we weren’t exactly surprised by the numbers. We know that some projects will return a higher value depending on neighborhood, value of a house, and the quality of a remodel. (Putting a $100,000 kitchen into a $300,000 house isn’t likely to pay off.)

Many of our Brentwood clients either remodel their current home or opt to purchase and remodel an older home. However, kitchen and baths (as you would expect) do have great returns, but so do basement and attic remodels and two-story additions.

The best remodeling projects for cost vs. value in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to the Cost vs. Value 2016 report* are:

  • Garage door replacement (165%)
  • Basement remodel (122.2%)
  • Two-story addition (116.7%)
  • Entry door replacement (106.8%)
  • Major kitchen remodels (104.5%)
  • Minor kitchen remodels (135.8%)

There are many factors to consider when you begin to think about a remodeling project. Whether it’s a small or large remodel, we hope you will call K2GC in Brentwood at 925-754-5232 to discuss your remodeling project and request a free estimate.

*© 2016 Hanley Wood Media Inc. Complete data from the Remodeling 2016 Cost vs. Value Report can be downloaded free at www.costvsvalue.com