25 Home Improvement ideas and their average cost

January 2, 2018

Home improvement projects can vary from messy and expensive to quick, simple and inexpensive.  If done well, most home improvements should add value to your home.  The slide show here shows 25 great home improvement projects that are popular on the website Houzz, along with links to estimated costs, pictures and whether a permit would be required.  Start dreaming of your own home improvement projects now and we hope you find this information helpful.  Feel free to ask your local real estate agent about home improvement projects that will boost you home’s value



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The popular projects in the slideshow include:

  • Creating a dream closet ($500-$1000+)
  • Adding a secret room (up to $2000 or beyond)
  • Refinishing hardwood floors ($2-$5/sq ft)
  • Adding a skylight or light tube ($2000-$5000 each)
  • Making a built-in media wall ($2000-$6000)
  • Upgrading interior doors (varies widely from $100-$1000/door)
  • Adding a tankless water heater ($2000-$4500)
  • Installing energy efficient windows (starting at $300 per window and up)
  • Garage makeover (depends on scope)
  • Tearing down a wall (anywhere from $2000-$30,000!)
  • Building a home bar (up to $15,000)
  • Adding a Murphy bed ($2500-$5000+)


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Info provided by Houzz

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