Less lucrative - Home office
Topping the list of sinkhole renovation projects is the home office. Yes, more people than ever are working from home these days — yours truly included.
And yes, it might be nice, at least in theory, to have the real thing.
But blowing $28,000 on an office remodel is roughly equivalent to throwing, burning or scattering to the four winds your hard-earned money.
When and if you sell your house, the payback for creating your own, 12-by-12 home office is a pathetic 39 percent of what you spent.