These 15 Home Renovations Have the Highest Return on Investment

2. Manufactured stone veneer

Stone home exterior

Stone home exterior | hikesterson/iStock/Getty Images

  • Average job cost: $8,221
  • Resale value: $7,986
  • Cost recouped: 97.1%

Curb appeal is worth a lot of money to buyers. Some might not even stop to check out your open house if they don’t like how it looks from the outside. Putting in a stone exterior is a difficult and pricey upgrade, but adding a manufactured stone veneer costs much less and helps increase the value of your home.

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