Chart: Cost vs Value of Home Improvements in 2022

The home improvement market remains as strong as ever with predictions that homeowner improvement and repair spending could reach $430 billion by the second half of 2022. In order to understand which projects will bring the most value to a home, we have analyzed the data compiled in the Remodeling 2022 Cost vs. Value Report.

The above graphic details the 22 home remodeling projects analyzed. Projects’ total costs are represented by the length of the wedge. ROIs (%) are illustrated with colors, where the lighter blue projects have the lowest ROIs and the darkest green retain the highest ROIs.


10 Home Improvement Projects With High ROI That You Can Do In 2022 Without Breaking The Bank

If you’re looking for home improvement projects that really pay off, you don’t have to go for a full renovation with a hefty price tag. Instead, there are plenty of home improvements that are affordable and can be wrapped up in just a few hours. From the kitchen, bathroom, and even unused spaces, we’re covering home improvement projects that will boost your home’s value.

Whether you’re looking to put your house on the market or you want to add value to your home sweet home, we’ve rounded up 10 of the most affordable and best ROI home improvements.

1. Focus on the Kitchen

A complete kitchen renovation isn’t always necessary when you’re looking for a sizable ROI. If your kitchen has good bones, work with what you already have and add a few upgrades. READ MORE

Do-It-Yourself Projects to Boost Home Value

A little sweat equity can go a long way

Whole house renovations can add value to your home, but there are ways to upgrade your home without going into debt or ransacking your savings. Painting, re-grouting tile, and power washing the outside of your home won’t cost a lot of money, but these do-it-yourself home improvement ideas can add real value to your home.

With some sweat equity, a DIY attitude, and a few dollars, you can list your home for more money if you’re ready to sell. And if you’re not quite ready to put your home on the market, you can enjoy having a more beautiful place to live. Here are some low-cost, high-value home improvement projects to consider.


  • Typically, kitchens are the most expensive room in a house to renovate, according to the Houzz & Home renovation trends study for 2021 and 2022.
  • The study found that primary bathrooms are the second most expensive room in a house to renovate.1
  • Experts recommend limiting do-it-yourself home renovations to cosmetic improvements, such as painting, landscaping, and changing out fixtures. READ MORE

Ralene Nelson, REALTOR®

OPEN HOUSE – Saturday 12pm – 3pm
FOR SALE – 147 Gardiner Way, Rio Vista

PRICE CHANGE $499,500 – Custom Craftsman Cottage, w/detached carport, 70 ft driveway, workshop & studio on a shy 1/4 acre lot. 3 bedroom, possibly 4, with 2 baths, painted in vibrant colors. Laminate floors & white blinds brings out the artsy homeowner. Kitchen has painted cabinets & bead board walls/backsplash, Corian counters with added cabinetry. Main bath has a stall tile shower & separate tub, quartz counters with white cabinets. 2 bedrooms have built-in cabinets & new laminate floors/fans. The family room can be the 4th bedroom/bath also has a tiled shower. FM also has a wood burning stove w/built-ins. Sunroom can be a great entertaining spot along with the large patio that has room for a built in kitchen/BBQ. The workshop has wall air conditioner, dark room with grey water sink. The She craft/studio room can be utilized for crafting or potting area. Homeowner has built numerous planter boxes for the gardener. YES, room for your RV/toys, carport with garage door. Don’t pass up this home!! READ MORE

OPEN HOUSE – Sat. 11:30am – 1:30pm & Sun. 1:30pm – 3:30pm
FOR SALE – 623 California St, Rio Vista

2 bed/1 bath/934sqft/4,792sqft lot

$415,000 – Adorable cottage/bungalow, 2 bedroom, 1 bath and has been updated. Larger backyard with patio & raised garden beds for your vegetables. The kitchen has been remodeled & there is an inside laundry & single car garage. Convenient location, walk to town for breakfast, snack, and/or dinner. READ MORE

OPEN HOUSE – Sunday 1:30pm – 3:30pm
FOR SALE – 275 Harvest Hills Ln. Rio Vista
2 bed/2 bath/1,853sqft/6,050sqft lot

$599,000 – Don’t miss this opportunity to own this beautiful Reflect model located on one of the lakes & near the dog park. As you enter, you see beautiful tile floors, and the lake, which gives you a very peaceful feeling. A chef’s kitchen with granite counters, soft closing drawers, some pull-out drawers, 5 burner gas stove top & stainless appliances. The home has been upgraded with a double-sided fireplace, surround sound & built a den with desk & shelving. The main bath has been upgraded to a soaker tub & Corian walls surrounding the tub/shower. The primary bedroom has a bay window, providing a peaceful area to read a book & enjoy the lake. Landscaping is low maintenance with an extended patio & concrete sidewalks around. Prepaid solar & sellers have installed backup Telsa batteries for power outages (paid). So bring your toys & enjoy the amenities, such as the gym, tennis, pickle ball, bocce, golf and join the various club activities. Never a dull moment. READ MORE

PENDING SALE – 245 Harvest Hills Ln, Rio Vista
2 bed/2 bath/2440 sq ft

$675,000 – This home is exquisite, with a fabulous lake view Don’t miss this opportunity to own this home and enjoy this relaxing environment. Two bedroom w/2.5 baths, & bonus room. A chef’s kitchen w/5 burner gas cooktop, convection oven & microwave, entertainment bar w/wine refrigerator, bottle & stemware storage/sink, as well as, quartz counters, glass tile backsplash, stained beech cabinetry, reverse osmosis at kitchen sink, refrigerator water/ice maker. Custom cabinets in laundry/office, sink & stackable washer/dry. The great room has media cabinetry & Bose home theater package & view of the lake. Master bedroom w/bay window has built-in vanity & 2 dressers between master bedroom closets. 5 crown molding in entry, great room, formal dining & master bedroom & 3.5 plantation shutters throughout home. Extended patio w/custom cover & remote controlled shade & built-in gas BBQ. Fenced backyard w/gate to walking path. Tandem garage w/epoxy floor w/overhead & custom garage storage racks/cabinets. READ MORE

FOR SALE – 1009 Diamante Dr. Rio Vista
2 bed/2 bath/1439st

$475,000 – From curb appeal to beautiful upgrades, this Pebble Beach model is move-in ready. From white cabinets, a granite kitchen with stainless appliances, to wood flooring to plantation shutters, this home is exceptional. 2 Bedrooms & 2 baths have carpet in bedrooms & double doors in the den, making this home very cozy. Upgraded landscaping to drought resistance and a patio with cover. Bring your furniture and join the numerous activities available & take advantage of the amenities your HOA fees include, tennis, bocce, billiards, 2 pools/spas, gym, and more.READ MORE

PENDING SALE – 309 Delta Blvd. Rio Vista, 6,970sqft lot

Perfect lot to build your next home on the Delta. Utilities have not been hooked up, so call City of Isleton for costs, permits & Building codes. Then enjoy the Sacramento River activities, such as fishing, boating & more. READ MORE

FOR SALE – 1536 Michigan St. Fairfield
3 bed/2 bath/1,260sqft/4,792sqft lot

$485,000 – This is a great starter or retirement home, close to shopping, Hwy 80 & Amtrack & perfect home for a commuter. This 3 bedroom & 2 bath home has new interior paint, carpets, laminate flooring, light fixtures, dual pane windows, tankless water heater & newer roof & air condenser. Master bath has new vanity & flooring. Kitchen has new flooring, appliances, stainless sink, painted cabinets, & resurfaced counter tops. Home has a large family room, perfect for entertaining. Patio is the length of home. Although 1 car garage, home has carport for at least 2 cars & RV parking on side. Larger lot & drought resistant front yard & shed. Just bring your furniture, home is move in ready. READ MORE

FOR SALE – 404 Riverwood Ln. Rio Vista, 2bd/2bth/1391sf

$450,000 – Big Sur model & no rear neighbors!! Located in the Active Adult Community, Trilogy. Relax in this lovely backyard & watch the wild life. 2 bedrooms/2 full baths and den with double doors. Both master bedroom and den have bay windows that provides a more open feeling. Master bath has walk in shower & closet, double sinks, white tile counters, Dark kitchen cabinets, Corian counters w/tile backsplash, black appliances & tile floor. Stove is electric, however, is plumbed for natural gas. The dining area overlooks the backyard. Patio with all weather cover, great for BBQ in the rain. Garage has storage cabinets. Just bring your furniture and enjoy the activities, tennis, bocce, new gym, 2 pools & spas. READ MORE

FOR SALE – 731 Turnberry Ter Rio Vista
2 bed/2 bath/1410 sq ft

$434,900 – NO BONDS-Spinnaker mod1:30el with private backyard. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home feels like a very relaxing cottage for a retirement home. The patio provides a quiet place for morning coffee & afternoon beverage. Den has built-in book/curio shelves & bay window. The Master bedroom has a bay window, which creates room for a sitting area. New hot water heater. Enjoy amenities such as golf, tennis, bocce, pools/spas & a new gym, and more.  READ MORE

Events in Northern California this Week-End
Fall Fest Boutique in Antioch

Sat, Oct 15, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Veterans of Foreign Wars, 815 Fulton Shipyard Rd, Antioch, CA

Soroptimist International of Antioch is hosting its Annual Fall Fest Boutique Fundraiser on Saturday, October 15th at the VFW Hall, 815 Fulton Shipyard Rd in Antioch, CA. All proceeds go towards programs and scholarship’s for women and girls. Starts at 10:30-3:00 pm, and it’s free. Come join us we have a lot of great Vendors, Scentsy, Deena-n-Donna soaps,  Pampered Chef, Klutterchix, Usborne Books, Tupperware, Color Street Nails, Mary Kay, Marla’s Bling,  homemade jams, accessories, handmade items, and so much more. Your one-stop shop for Holiday shopping. READ MORE

Breakaway Music Festival in San Fransico

Fri, Oct 14 & Sat,Oct 15, Doors  open 4:00pm
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St, San Francisco

Set for Friday, October 14 & Saturday, October 15, Breakaway Music Festival is debuting in the Bay Area at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. The west coast Breakaway will feature live music from Gryffin, Louis The Child, Big Wild, Said The Sky, Tycho, and more. The Breakaway Music Festival began in Columbus, OH, in 2013 and quickly grew into a two-day, multiple-stage festival bringing exceptional names like Chance The Rapper and Kendrick Lamar to the Midwest. With several market expansions over the years, the multi-city festival has amassed a loyal following with over 60,000 in attendance in 2021 in Ohio, North Carolina, and Michigan. READ MORE

Santa Cruz Elks Oktoberfest

Sat, Oct 15, 3 – 7 PM
Santa Cruz Elks Lodge, 150 Jewell St, Santa Cruz

Join us Saturday, October 15 at the Santa Cruz Elks Lodge for a festive event featuring traditional German food, craft beer by Discretion Brewing and live music by Alpine Sound. Lederhosen and dirndls are encouraged!

Your ticket price includes an amazing Oktoberfest dinner that includes sausages, schnitzel, potato salad, pretzels and streusel.

Beer provided by Discretion Brewing will be available for purchase and the Lodge Bar will be open. All ages are welcome! There will be root beer floats and activities just for the kids! Indoor and outdoor seating is available.

Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults, and $15 for kids under 18. The event is free for kids under 10. All event pricing includes sales tax.READ MORE

Outdoor Christmas Market In Twain Harte

Sat, Oct 15, 5 PM – Sun, Oct 16, 12 AM

Downtown Twain Harte

Outdoor Christmas Market Scheduled In Twain Harte, Sat, Oct 15 – Sun, Oct 16, The Twain Harte Outdoor Christmas Market will be held in the town of Twain Harte on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16, 2022. This annual event will be packed with unique artisans, vintage jewelry, health and wellness products, specialty foods and much more. READ MORE

Golden Sky Country Festival in Sacramento

Sat, Oct 15 – Sun, Oct 16
Discovery Park, 1600 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA

The Sacramento festival will feature top-tier country music artists across two days and three stages, along with unique festival experiences such as a craft beer hall featuring local breweries, a “farm-to-fork” dining experience from some of Sacramento’s best restaurants, a dance hall saloon, mechanical bull rides and so much more. The full lineup and details will be coming early this spring. READ MORE

Summer Music at Nostra Vita with
David Bustamante & Bobby Santos

Sat, Oct 15, 11 AM – 2 PM

Nostra Vita Family Winery, 1150 W Turner Rd, Lodi, CA

We’re excited to welcome David Bustamante with Bobby Santos to our summer music series!

David and Bobby specialize in fusions of song classics from the 60’s, 70’s plus popular Latin Rock hits. This power duo will get you up and dancing!

Tables seat up to 6 people. Wine Club members: up to 2 tickets @ $5 each. General public: $15 per ticket. Your tickets must be paid for in advance.

Children 10 and up are invited but must remain seated with an adult. No pets on site. There will be no wine tasting during this event. Bottle sales and Wine Slushie sales only.

Please feel free to bring your own food for dinner as there will not be a food truck on site.

**No outside alcohol is allowed on site. ~ All ticket purchases are non-refundable.

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