Cost vs. Value in Real Estate

So you just renovated your kitchen to the tune of $80,000. It’s beautiful. Custom cabinetry, stone counter tops, radiant heat flooring, lots of recessed lighting, top of the line appliances. The value of your house just increased by $80,000, right? Unfortunately, in most cases, no- your house is not worth $80,000 more, but just a portion of that expense. More often than not in real estate cost does not equal value. This can be a