The link to Remodeling Magazine's 2013 Cost v. Value chart is a valuable tool.
After you look at it, ask yourself, "Am I remodeling to sell or to live?"
(ROI) is a reality, but it’s really only relevant to people who are planning to sell within 5 or so years. The truth is, ROI does not measure “homeowner satisfaction” which is the REAL return on their investment. I see it in my business over and over again. Once people change their environments in a way that reflects and serves them better – they are changed and their lives are changed as well. It’s truly transforming – and that, my friends, is Priceless!