Finding the right type of financing for your renovation project can be confusing. We get that.

Renovating your home can be a great way to breathe new life into it and add some value, but every project costs money, so it’s important to know that you’re going to be able to recoup some of the costs.

But how does the cost of renovation differ around the country, and which are the projects that will see you reap the greatest returns?

The cities with the greatest renovation returns

Looking at the average prices to carry out 22 different common renovation projects in over 100 cities around the United States, as well as the average resale value on those projects, here are the places where you’ll get the most bang for your buck when it comes to DIY.

The RenoFi Renovation Index

The renovation projects with the greatest returns

So, if you’re considering carrying out some long overdue work on your own home, which are the projects that will see you recoup the most of your investment?


All figures sourced from Remodeling’s 2020 Cost vs Value report, taking averages of the cost of all projects in each city.

Note that we took individual averages of similar projects (such as minor and major kitchen remodels) before taking an average for each city.

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