The short answer is no, home improvements don't always add value. Even if they do, that's not exactly the same as making a profit with the project or even recovering its costs. There's a big difference between adding value to your home and getting a return on your investment, Fisher says. Replacing old lamps, countertops, cabinets, toilets, and floors can also increase the appeal of your home.
Bathrooms have the second highest rate of return on investment, behind kitchens.