The worst indoor remodels for your money

As a homeowner, it is wise to maximize the value of your property. If you’re considering home improvement projects, be sure to make smart use of the assets built up on your home. According to the Remodeling’s 2017 Cost vs. Value Report, these are the five interior remodeling projects that have the least return on your property value:

Universal bathroom design

These bathrooms are designed to be accessible to people of all ages, sizes and abilities. These open layouts can turn a cramped bathroom into an accommodating space equipped with grab bars, removable showerheads and more. While these bathrooms take comfort and convenience to another level, the resale value for this remodel may not be worth the efforts.

Major kitchen remodel

If you’ve been dreaming of that brand new kitchen island, you might want to reconsider. According to Remodeling’s 2017 report, a major kitchen remodel will return about two-thirds of the cost at resale. Instead, opt for minor improvements such as new countertops, cabinet upgrades and energy-efficient appliances. These minor fixes come at a smaller cost while still giving your kitchen a fresh new look.

Bathroom remodel

While this remodel is less extravagant than the universal design, including a new tub, toilet and vanity – it still falls short on return value.

Master suite addition

For some, you may want to settle for just one master bedroom. The costs for a major upgrade like this is steep, and surprisingly does not result in a high price recouped.

Bathroom addition

If that one single restroom down the hall just isn’t cutting it, you may consider installing another. Now if you have a growing number of residents in your home, this installation may be critical – unfortunately the cost of this addition outweighs the resale value.