CHICAGO, GURNEE, HOFFMAN ESTATES, NAPERVILLE, TINLEY PARK, IL …
When you take on a home improvement project, your objectives are generally two-fold: 1. to enhance the quality of your life and; 2. increase the value of your home on the market. Yet which home improvement projects actually “pay for themselves” or increase the value of your home the most? DirectBuy, the leading home improvement and furnishings club with direct insider prices, offers some insights into the home improvement projects that deliver the most return on investment (ROI).
“Because of the soft real estate market people are staying in their homes much longer than before. Consequently, people are taking on more home improvement renovations to increase their enjoyment of their homes as well as increase the value,” said Jeremy Vest, owner of DirectBuy of DuPage County in Naperville.
So which home improvements projects do you have the best chance to recoup your investment? According to Remodeling magazine’s 2007 report, the home improvement projects you’re most likely to recover construction costs in a resale are:
● Minor kitchen remodel (e.g. new cabinets) – 83 percent cost recouped
● Deck addition – 85.4% cost recouped
● Bathroom remodel – 78.3% cost recouped
● Siding replacement – 83.2% cost recouped
● Window replacement (vinyl) – 79.3% cost recouped
● Attic bedroom remodel – 76.6% cost recouped
These numbers reflect a national average, with some home improvement projects coming in higher or lower in different parts of the country (e.g. in Chicago, siding replacement will recoup more than the national average; most likely the higher value of siding in a colder climate).
By enabling its members to buy directly from manufacturers at wholesale prices, DirectBuy gives consumers an even greater chance to recoup construction costs at the time of sale. Taking it one step further, DirectBuy also provides members with connections to contractors providing installation services, generally at a discounted rate between five and 20 percent, to improve even further the likelihood of recovering construction costs.
“When you take on a project in your home, it makes you feel like you’ve got more of a stake in the property. So, where before people would only make improvements to get a better price at resale, now they do it because it’s what they want in their home. That makes a big difference in how you view your home and your quality of life,” said I.J. Sell, owner of DirectBuy of Tinley Park.
Since 1971, DirectBuy clubs have offered members the opportunity to enjoy enormous savings on home furnishings, home improvement items, entertainment and outdoor products and accessories by buying wholesale, directly from the manufacturer. With five convenient locations in the greater Chicago area (Chicago, Gurnee, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, and Tinley Park), consumers can enjoy a comfortable, country-club setting, where they finally have the financial control of buying direct.
For more information on a DirectBuy membership, you can visit http://www.directbuychicago.com/.
Since 1971, DirectBuy has helped hundreds of thousands of families enjoy a better quality of life, enabling them to buy directly from more than 700 manufacturers and their authorized suppliers. Buying direct makes members’ hard-earned money to go much further, while having the selection and choice not available at any retail store. Access to confidential prices, local suppliers, and unparalleled selection helps make members’ dream projects a reality. It’s a comfortable, country-club setting, where you finally have the financial control of buying direct. The five DirectBuy clubs serving the greater Chicago area are part of more than 160 locations throughout North America.
Consumers interested in becoming members may obtain a Visitor’s Pass to attend an Open House by visiting http://www.directbuychicago.com/.
Locations of the five DirectBuy clubs serving the greater Chicago area are: DirectBuy of Gurnee, 4081 Ryan Rd. #107, Gurnee, IL; DirectBuy of Hoffman Estates, 2200 N. Stonington Ave Ste. 150 Hoffman Estates, IL; DirectBuy of Chicago North, 6325 Avondale, Chicago, IL; DirectBuy of DuPage County, 1864 Highgrove Ste. 136 Naperville, IL; and DirectBuy of Tinley Park, 18400 S. 76th Avenue Ste. B, Tinley Park, IL.
To learn more about the superior value and benefits of a DirectBuy membership, visit www.directbuycares.com.