10 Worst Home Renovations for Your Money

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Universal design bathroom remodel (midrange)

Average cost: $33,374

Return on investment: 62.5%

Universal design makes buildings safe and accessible for everyone, regardless of age, size or physical ability.

Remodeling Magazine’s universal design bathroom remodel upgrades a bathroom to make it accessible for a wheelchair. The job includes installing a vanity with easy-grasp handles. This midrange remodel runs, on average, about $33,374 and returns roughly $20,868 of the cost at resale.

While the payback isn’t great, such changes may be necessary for retirees or for someone physically disabled. In those cases, benefits can far outweigh the cost.

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