10 home improvement projects that add value
2. Kitchen remodeling
Payback: 68 to 120 percent
Typically one of the most expensive improvement projects. Careful planning and shopping will help minimize costs here. When remodeling the kitchen, remember to keep the project in line with the style and quality of the rest of the house and neighborhood. Just as there's no point in putting a pricey granite countertop on dated-looking 1970s cabinets, there's no point installing a $50,000 kitchen in a $200,000 house.