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Best ROI Projects for Remodels

When contemplating remodeling your house, it's important to identify projects that offer the best return on investment (ROI), maximizing the aesthetic appeal and functionality of your space, but also adding value to your home. From big gathering places to smaller focused areas, strategic renovations can significantly elevate your property's worth while simultaneously enhancing your living space.

The best place to start? You guessed it - your kitchen!


Remodeling your kitchen is one of the most rewarding investments you can make in your home, offering an impressive ROI. From modernizing outdated appliances to revamping cabinetry and countertops, each upgrade contributes to the allure and functionality of the heart of your home.

A luxurious remodel in Midtown Tulsa with builder, Form Construction

Another Midtown Tulsa remodel, this one with an art deco flair with Spirit Construction

A remodel project in Sperry for a log cabin home

Before and after of a recent remodel project. Although this was a big project, it was a reasonable overhaul for this Midtown home and will have a lasting impact for years to come.

Not every kitchen project has to be a complete tear out. If you're on a budget, take a look at our 5 Ways to Make Your Cabinetry Budget Friendly. Also, focus on the big impact items like stainless steel appliances, countertops and don't forget that new paint goes a long way!


According to experts, the bathroom is equally impactful to remodel ROI, and since it's a smaller space than the kitchen, it won't be as tough on your pocketbook. Upgrading fixtures, such as faucets, showers, and toilets, not only enhances daily comfort but also adds a touch of luxury and modernity to your living space.

A sleek and clean bathroom remodel - notice how design choices like LED mirrors, marble and new cabinetry make a big impact.

Before and after of a recent project - new cabinetry, flooring, fixtures and hardware immediately elevate this bathroom.

A gorgeous remodel project with Brian D. Wiggs Homes


Don't have the budget (or patience!) for a full remodel? Try focusing on smaller spaces that are more functional to your home. Areas such as mudrooms, home office built-ins, dry/wet bars, laundry rooms, coffee bars and master closets all have the wow factor that not only give you more functionality, but also make your space worth remembering.

Small spaces by entries can be turned into mudroom areas.

Left: This small nook is now a functional dry bar with simple cabinetry and decor; Right: A built-in coffee bar adds a fun detail to this kitchen.

Left: Simple built-ins make an easy home office space; Right: Functional closets with lots of built-ins are a big sell to buyers

This laundry room with its extra bit of decor and smart design choices make it a stunner!


Another area with a big impact on ROI? Investing in those first impression areas! Landscaping immediately improves the curb appeal of your home and entry ways grab attention right out of the gate.

Left: Photo by Mark Harris via HGTV; Right: Sustainable Nine Design + Build via Houzz


A remodel is a big decision! There are so many factors that determine which projects you should tackle including how long you plan to be in the home, your budget and personal style, and even what the housing market is doing in your area. Ultimately you have to decide what's within your budget and what's most important to you. Not sure where to start? Our designers can help!


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