Thanks for visiting All Round Home Improvements online. On that checklist in Publication 523, you will see enhancements and additions of all kinds, together with decks and patios; landscaping, together with sprinkler systems; swimming pools; a brand new roof or siding; insulation; and kitchen remodeling. Some smaller and perhaps surprising issues are there, too: installation of utility services, which may include any fiber expenses from Verizon for FiOS or money you paid to the one who exhausting-wired your Apple TELEVISION to your cable modem. Each additional electrical outlet should count, too. Also, you can add in lots of legal, title and recording charges (plus switch and certain other taxes) from your closing.