Remodeling is an excellent way to improve the comforts of home while you’re there to enjoy the fruits of your remodeling labor. But remodeling is also a good way to increase your home’s curb appeal and selling potential if you’re looking to sell it.

Obviously, you want to get as much as you can for your home—so we suggest you check out this nifty infographic created by, a business listings site, to get a better sense of what homebuyers are looking for. Basing the projects on how much they’ll improve a home’s resale value, eLocal figured out which rooms are best to remodel—kitchens get a thumbs up—and which repairs are the most sought after. Turns out hardwood flooring is quite the investment.

It should be noted that every neighborhood and home here in the Puget Sound area is different, so the actual cost and associated resale value for your remodeling project will be based on several factors that make your home unique (like your home’s location, age and condition). While the numbers featured below are national averages, they still provide a solid view into how various renovations will impact a home’s resale value, no matter what your budget is.

Remodeling Resale Value

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