Home Help: Bath upgrades

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Home-Selling Tip

Adding a bath or upgrading an existing one is a smart investment of your renovation dollars. Expect to recoup about 53 percent of the construction cost for a modest bathroom addition, according to Remodeling Magazine's Cost vs. Value report. A modest bathroom remodel recoups about 64 percent.

– Brandpoint

Did You Know

Once seen as a drab and boring alternative to aluminum siding, vinyl siding is now driving new design trends. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, vinyl siding is a hot home exterior material, appearing on nearly one-third of all new homes built in 2012, more than any other cladding material.

– Brandpoint

Garden Guide

When upgrading your solar lighting, consider the light styles that will give you mileage beyond the summer. Solar string lights commonly used for sun umbrellas are an excellent choice for reusing in the fall around Halloween decorations, trees and as part of holiday decor.

– Brandpoint