Amid the recession, homeowners who hired contractors for home remodeling in recent months most offten tackled small scale jobs and replacements according to the Remodeling Magazin 2009-2010 Cost vs. Value report.
Exterior replacement projects like doors and windows continue to recoup the most dollars at resale, which makes them attractive to sellers looking to improve curb appeal. These projects are among the least expensive to complete. Other high ranking projects were siding replacements, attic bedrooms and deck additions.
The least recouped item were sun rooms, upscale master suites, upscale garage additions and upscale bathroom additions.
Remodeling magazine has posted project data for 80 US cities at bit.ly/1nYd47