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Which Home Improvements Give the Best Payback?

If you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen or finishing your basement, you will likely want to get your investment back when you sell your home. But when it comes to payback value of home improvements, some are definitely more profitable than others. As a general rule, kitchen and bathroom projects usually get a nice return on investment, typically 90% or more. Adding rooms or finishing basements tend to pay back the least. (Finishing a basement usually returns less than 50%, so it’s not a project likely to show profit at selling time.)


The Six Smartest Home Renovations:

1. Landscaping
2. Kitchens
3. Fireplaces
4. Paint
5. Bathrooms
6. Floors

Local Home Improvement Centres / Building Suppliers:
Home improvementA.W. Allen
Berwick Building Supplies
Fraser's Pro Home Centre 
Home Depot
Rafuse Building Centre

Kitchens & Flooring Specialists:
Valley flooring specialistsAura Custom Cabinet Design
Decoste Kitchens 
Floors Plus
Royson's Flooring & Woodworking Ltd
Quinn Flooring & Interiors

Local Nurseries:
Blomidon Nurseries
Briar Patch Farm & Nursery
G.W. Allen Nursery Ltd.


Stoves and Fireplaces:
Stoves and fireplacesCountry Stoves and Sunrooms
Valley Stove & Cycle
Regency Fireplace Products



Located in Halifax, Renovator's Resource Inc. is both a retail warehouse and a disposal facilty for used building materials. Visit their site for an inventory of items available, services provided, and ordering information.