Quick Takeaways

  • New Primary Bedroom Suite: 56% of value recovered from the project
  • Kitchen Upgrade: 67% of value recovered from the project
  • Bathroom Renovation: 71% of value recovered from the project
  • Hardwood Flooring Refinish: 147% of value recovered from the project

Source: 2022 Remodeling Impact (National Association of REALTORS®, 2022)

Remodeling research shows that certain remodeling projects have a greater return on investment than others. In order to make informed decisions on which projects to take on during home ownership tenure, or before listing a property for sale, consult recent reports for the most up to date information.

There are a lot of different ways to do the same project, but look to experts for advice on how to finish half-completed work, how to approach new projects, how to choose projects based on sustainability, and how to protect yourself against scams.

Home improvement trends vary over time. Look to reports and indexes to find current design trends, as well as those that hold up well over time.

Consult design websites as well as those of associations specific to remodeling and housing.

The NAR Library & Archives also has a number of books that provide advice, instruction, and narratives on remodeling.

See the References tab for more information.