10 Worst Home Renovations for Your Money

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Bathroom addition (midrange)

Average cost: $47,427

Return on investment: 60.6%

If you have a one-bathroom household, you may imagine that a second bath — for example, this midrange bathroom addition — would boost the overall value of the home. And it does, but not by as much as you’d perhaps imagine.

Adding to a home’s footprint generally is expensive. This 6-by-8-foot addition, built over a crawl space, includes such amenities as a cultured-stone vanity, fiberglass tub-shower with a tile surround, low-profile toilet and a ceramic tile floor.

It costs nearly $50,000 and adds an estimated $28,726 to the home’s resale value, the Cost vs. Value Report says.

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