5 indoor remodeling projects with the worst returns


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Which home projects pay back the least money when you sell your home? Every year, Remodeling magazine surveys experts to find out which remodeling projects deliver the best — and the worst — bang for the buck. This year’s results are carried in the Remodeling 2017 Cost vs. Value Report.

The Cost vs. Value Report compares average costs for 29 common remodeling projects, done by professionals, in 99 metropolitan areas.

The report also looks at the average value that each project returns if the house is sold a year after the work is done. Here are the five interior remodeling projects that have the lowest return on investment, according to Remodeling’s 2017 Cost vs. Value Report.