There are eight home improvement investments that have the potential for tremendous returns. Repainting is the first improvement, as color offers the opportunity to refresh home aesthetic. Replacing siding at an average cost of $12,000 returns an 80 percent investment, in addition to enhancing a home’s energy efficiency. Basement improvements offer about 70 percent rate of return on investments while adding greater potential for home re-sales. Kitchen upgrades are another important investment costing about $20,000 with an 80 percent return rate; simple kitchen upgrades include painting, new appliances, and upgrading basic fixtures. Additional improvements with huge returns include bathroom remodels, adding a patio or deck, and landscaping. | Read More