The 11 Worst Home Renovations for the Money

11. Bath remodel (midrange)

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Average cost: $21,377
Return on investment: 64%

This project, updating a 5-by-7-foot bathroom, involves installing ceramic tile on the floor, new wallpaper, new toilet and a new tub-shower with a ceramic tile surround. Also included are a new medicine cabinet and light, and a solid surface vanity with a built-in sink. Mid-priced materials are used.

On average, you would recoup not much more than half of the investment if selling the home at today’s prices. However, a bathroom renovation is one of the home projects that give owners the most satisfaction of all, as we report in “19 Home Renovations That Give Owners the Most Joy.”

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