Sod costs about 30 to 35 cents a square foot, so a 5,000 sq. If your doorway is overwhelmed by greenery, get out the shears.Replace overgrown shrubbery with flowering foundation plants, mixing heights and colors for dramatic effect.Average return at resale: 98.5 percent A minor kitchen remodel averages ,913 for ,691 at resale, a recoup rate of 98.5 percent.Do a minor remodel when your kitchen needs a cosmetic update and not a drastically different floor plan.
Budget 10 to 15 percent of your home’s value remodeling the kitchen.Average return at resale: 93.5 percent The average attic bedroom in a two- or three-bedroom house costs ,188 and returns ,649 at resale. The attic fan exhausts heat from above your home and is powered by a solar cell on the roof.The best recoup rate is in the West: 105 percent; worst is in the Midwest: 82 percent. Average return at resale: 93.2 percent A major bathroom remodel involves expanding an existing 5x7 ft.Local granite dealers that sell (or even give away) remnants then charge for cuts and installation can be a bargain option if you need 8 feet or less of countertop. Stick with neutral colors for walls and window treatments. Average return at resale: 90.3 percent Adding a 16x20 ft.pressure-treated wood deck with a simple pattern costs about ,000.
Brighten up the kitchen by sanding and painting existing cabinets. Add decorator detail without the cost by changing drapes and window molding. Average return: $6,914, with a recoup rate of 95.5 percent. Upscale, fiber-cement siding costs $10,393 and returns $10,771 at resale, an even better recoup rate of 103.6 percent If you need columns to hold up a pergola, purchase the load-bearing type.