Home Improvement Projects: Moneymakers and Money Pits

Urban Living By Alia

When deciding whether to undertake a home improvement project, resale value is (or should be) a major deciding factor. Certain types of improvements are proven money makers, while others are proven money pits. So which projects will give you the best – and worst – bang for your buck? I’ve pulled a few handy info-graphics to help you decide. But there are a few things to keep in mind as you take a look at these:

1. Both lists need to be taken with a grain of location-specific salt, as neither one is specific to the DC area or to urban homes. So certain items won’t be particularly relevant to folks living in the city: i.e. if you own a 2-bedroom condo in Logan Circle, a “greenhouse addition” probably isn’t for you. And if you’re in an 800 SF row home on the Hill, I doubt very much that you’re…

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