Top 10 remodeling projects for adding value to your home

  • 5. Garage door replacement

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    National average cost: $1,534

    Return on investment: 83.7 percent

    Replacing your garage door is another way to improve the exterior of your home. But while it's typically inexpensive, an upgrade isn't necessary unless your garage door is old, beat-up or a particularly visible part of your home. A more upscale version would cost $2,791 and offers an 83 percent ROI.

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