As a residential remodeling company it is important for us to educate our customers on the cost vs. value of the projects they are interested in diving into.

According to Remodeling.hw.net, bigger and more expensive projects, rising new-home prices, curb appeal, and energy efficiency all contributed to a slight gain in remodeling projects’ payback at resale, the 2016 Cost vs. Value report shows.

The average cost and average return at resale for the 27 projects in this year’s report resulted in an average of 64.4% of a project’s investment dollars getting recouped if the home is sold within a year. That’s up from 62% in the 2015 report and the second-highest return in the past eight years.

This year’s 64.4% deserves an asterisk because the 2016 report eliminates eight projects from last year, including some with the weakest returns­, while adding a project—attic insulation—that topped the list. But if you look only at the 17 projects we’ve tracked since 2005, the results are similar.

The 2016 Cost vs. Value Report compares average cost for 30 popular remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale in 100 U.S. markets.

Read the full article here to view trends and download the 2016 Cost vs. Value Report for more information before your next big project!