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Sunday, March 23, 2008

You Can't Afford Not to Renovate

We all know that the best way to make more money on your house is to spend more on it by renovating with, say, an upscale kitchen remodel that costs $117,254. If you execute this maneuver properly, you can recoup $104,241 of that investment when you eventually sell the house. And in the meantime, you get to use all those shiny new appliances.

There is of course one little catch. The last thing you want to do is to spend money on things that potential homebuyers might think are, well, ugly. And let's face it, not all of us have the good taste to execute every detail of a renovation flawlessly. Luckily, however, the editors of Remodelista do.

Remodelista's pull-no-punches remodeling guide makes it easy to pick things other people will want to buy from you one day when you put the house on the market. They do it by:

"offering our opinionated (OK, bossy) ideas on the best faucets, the best sinks, the best bathroom hooks. Our combined experience includes a dozen remodels, so we’ve pooled our knowledge and compiled lists of our greatest hits. You’ll find our top ten picks in kitchen categories such as sinks, faucets, ranges, counter stools, and more."
Even better? They tell you where to to go to buy the stuff.

[Photo credit: PatrickandTiffany]