Last year, we reported on Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value Report for San Diego. Since then, the 2016 comparison numbers have been released. Just like last year, vinyl window replacement and entry door replacement are both good values for San Diego homeowners, especially when compared to other popular home upgrades like kitchen remodels. This means that window and entry door replacement add more to the resale value of San Diego homes than kitchen remodels, when you factor in project costs.
Let’s take a look at the numbers from Remodeling Magazine’s 2016 Cost vs. Value Report for San Diego, CA:
|Project||Job Cost||Resale Value||Cost Recouped|
|Minor Kitchen Remodel||$22,573||$20,808||91.2%|
|Window Replacement (vinyl)||$15,822||$16,288||102.9%|
|Entry Door Replacement (steel)||$1,436||$1,743||121.4%|
|Major Kitchen Remodel||$128,136||$82,321||64.2%|
If you are planning a home improvement project in the near future, and you want to get the most “bang for your buck,” do your homework about which projects add the most to the resale value of your San Diego home. Window and door replacement rank high in the cost recouped category, so you can consider the money you spend on replacement windows and doors as a great investment!