Remodeling projects that pay for themselves

home remodeling

Have you been considering upgrades to your home but aren’t sure which projects will pay off the most in the long run? Below you will find several remodeling projects that yield the highest rate of return on your investment.

Toilets and Bathtubs

Toilets and bathtubs can fit over present plumbing, and are fairly easy to install.
You just simply remove the old one and replace it. A midrange bathroom upgrade like this will typically recoup about 78% of the cost when you sell your home.

*Note- When considering a new toilet, shop for a modern unit that conserves water.

Bathroom Sinks

Bathrooms sinks and vanities have become home fashion statements especially with the rising popularity of sleek stand alone sinks or vanities. If you can afford the extra cost with a higher priced sink consider going for it. When you sell your home your upscale bathroom remodel should return around 70% of your investment.

Kitchen Cabinets
Instead of redoing the entire kitchen  resurfacing your cabinets is an easy, cost effective upgrade. You can refurbish your wood cabinets with a new look, giving them a darker finish or lightening them up. You can also consider painting them if you would like to have some color. While you’re at it, also upgrade the cabinet hardware. Small kitchen upgrades like these can recoup about 83% of the cost when its time to sell.

Kitchen Sinks

Kitchen sinks sure do get a lot of use. Sinks have come a very long way in terms of design and function. If you replace a sink, you will probably want to spring for a new kitchen faucet as well. Luxury sinks and high neck faucets can be pretty expensive but the investment will likely pay off when you go to sell.
Kitchen Countertops

Are your countertops looking old and worn out? Natural stone counter tops like granite, have dominated the market for some time, but cheaper and traditional materials are now making a comeback! Improved laminate countertops are the more affordable option, but for a more expensive designer look, concrete or recycled glass might be good options.


Roofing is very labor intensive, so it is not cheep and slate and tin roof installation costs even more then average. However,
most roofing shingles now come with a 20-year warranty, and upgraded shingles often come with a 30-50 year warranty. A new roof can make a big difference in the curbside appeal of your home and roofing upgrades will recoup around 63% of their cost when you sell.


Vinyl siding usually comes with a 20-year durability guarantee and it’s quick and easy to install, while fiber cement is more expensive, but usually has a 59 year durability guarantee. Siding comes in numerous colors and textures and by replacing your siding you can expect to recoup up to 87% of the project’s cost!



The energy efficiency of modern windows has dramatically increased compared to the windows of the 1990s. Besides keeping you warmer new windows can be a major selling point. You can expect to recoup around 78% of an investment in window replacement.

*Note- Depending on your window choice, you might have to replace the window frame as well as the trim, and that will cost you more.




C&H Construction is a licensed general contractor and Custom Home builder located in Blairsville, Union County Georgia serving Towns County Georgia, Fannin County Georgia, Gilmer County Georgia and the North Georgia Mountains.