Where should you spend your reno dollars in 2020?
1. Garage door replacement
In US Remodelling magazine’s annual cost versus value report for nationwide and regional trends, replacing your garage door has taken over the top of the list, with a 98.3 percent cost recoupment.
The average cost of the job ran $3,470 nationally and the resale came in at $3,411.
After you have sorted out the door, why not try organising the rest of your garage so you can actually find something?
2. Manufactured stone veneer
Installing manufactured stone veneer comes in second on the list of home improvement projects that practically pay for themselves.
Taking a 300-square-foot band of existing vinyl siding from the bottom third of the front of your house and replacing it with manufactured stone veneer will cost around $8,211.
You’ll see a resale value of $7,986, recouping an impressive 97.1 percent.
Most people associate veneer with timber and retro 1950s furniture however these DIY pieces you can make at home tend to feature fake woodgrain laminate.