8. Basement Renovation: Top Home Improvement Projects
Return on Investment: 70 percent. Coming in at an average cost of
about $65,000, remodeling an unfinished basement to add a 20 x 30-foot
gathering space, a 5 x 8-foot bath and a 10-foot wet bar creates a
man cave that's also great for kids' sleepovers, book club meetings and
visits from the grandparents. As long as you stay put until the kids
leave for college, it won't matter that you'll lose nearly $20,000 of
your remodeling costs if you have to resell your home right away.