When I was at the Magnolia open house a week ago a few people mentioned they were on the fence between remodeling and buying. Of course most of them wanted another bathroom or bedroom but if one is looking for value it seems a steel door is your best bet (followed by the bedroom in the attic).
Kitchens always come up high on the list and one can choose between minimal (82%) or major (74%). Granite counter tops, dishwashers and eating nooks are high on the list as are creating open space and pass-throughs.
Colors are important – if you are thinking of selling, neutral trumps creative as your buyers will look at your home as an open canvas.
Here are more tips and statistics on remodeling: