Royal Oak City and Schools Present Dream Home Expo March 21

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(Royal Oak Schools Press Release, March 13, 2015)

Opportunity for Residents to Meet Vendors for

Remodeling & Home Improvement Ideas

Come to the Royal Oak Dream Home Expo Saturday, March 21st, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Royal Oak Middle School, 709 N. Washington. Da The Clown will welcome families and create balloon sculptures for the children. Admission and parking are free.

waterworkArchitects, building contractors, home builders, home improvement and remodeling firms, and landscaping companies will be on hand to answer residents’ questions. There will also be heating and cooling firms and window and siding companies.

Sponsored by the City of Royal Oak and the Royal Oak School District, this annual event, which is open to the public, last year attracted more than 1,000 Royal Oak residents and 50 vendors.

“This is Royal Oak’s version of the builder’s show,” said Patrick Murphy, Royal Oak Schools Operations Manager. “There will be something for everyone, whether you want to build a new home, add on or remodel your present home. It is a time saver for people with busy lifestyles. Rather than sit home and wait for contractors, you can meet with them at Dream Home Expo.”

“Many of our young families are faced with challenges as their families grow,” said Shawn Lewis-dinos02sidelogo3Lakin, Superintendent of the Royal Oak Schools. “This event provides information and resources to help families grow their homes with their families, so they can stay in our community and schools.”

Remodeling Cost vs. Resale Value Report 2015

These figures compare Detroit metropolitan area construction costs for 15 popular remodeling projects. The cost-value ratio expresses resale value as a percentage of construction cost.

Project            Job Cost Resale Value Cost Recouped
Attic Bedroom Remodel $ 57,194 $ 39,207 68.6%
Basement Remodel $ 72,118 $ 34,176 47.4%
Bathroom Addition $ 43,860 $ 19,983 45.6%
Bathroom Remodel $ 18,695 $ 11,203 59.9%
Deck Addition (wood) $ 10,716 $    6,861 64.0%
Entry Door Replacement (steel) $   1,323 $ 1,186 89.6%
Family Room Addition $ 90,831 $ 50,783 55.9%
Garage Addition $ 56,839 $ 24,612 43.3%
Garage Door Replacement $  1,687 $   1,560 92.5%
Major Kitchen Remodel $ 60,547 $ 29,172 48.2%
Master Suite Addition $118,689 $ 49,611 41.8%
Minor Kitchen Remodel $ 20,671 $ 12,737 61.6%
Roofing Replacement $ 20,864 $ 12,529 60.1%
Siding Replacement (vinyl) $ 13,326 $   7,941 59.6%
Window Replacement (vinyl) $ 11,077 $ 8,000 72.2%


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