Room Makeovers Archive

Reimagine the Formal Living Room

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine A living room likely isn’t topping many home shoppers’ must-have list these days. In fact, some architects say the formal living room – that upscale room welcoming guests at the front of a...
April 27, 2015

5 Deck Makeover Projects Under $300

Give sellers everything they need to transform their deck into that one feature of their home buyers can’t walk away from — without spending a fortune. Email a free article from the REALTOR® Content Resource: “5 Deck Makeover Projects...
July 11, 2014

Smart Bath Upgrades

Homeowners considering some updates before they sell? Pass on wise remodeling advice by emailing a free article, 7 Smart Strategies for Bathroom Remodeling, from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s one of five free articles now available in the January...
January 12, 2014

Before You Paint a Room, Here’s Some Must-Do Prep Work

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Painting can dramatically change the look of a space, enhancing its aesthetics and possibly even making it look more spacious. Painting is one of the most popular do-it-yourself jobs of home owners, and...
September 9, 2013

Take Note of the Floor — Buyers Certainly Will!

By Tim Richmond, guest contributor Flooring is a major component of a house — and its real estate value. Whether it’s carpet, tile, marble, or hardwood, the flooring of the home serves as an important financial and practical asset....
March 11, 2013

4 Big Design Turn-offs of Home Buyers

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Certain dated design features in a home can really make some home buyers cringe. Could your listing have one of them? A recent article at AOL Real Estate spotlights a few pet peeves...
September 17, 2012

Curious About Where Designers Get Their Inspiration Today?

By Erica Christoffer, multimedia Web producer, REALTOR® Magazine How do designers and stagers stay on top of the latest trends and solutions for home interiors? Check out Pinterest, a new social media site where members “pin” photos they like...
February 14, 2012

Stylish Remodels: A Foreclosure Gets a Dramatic Makeover

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Real estate pro and designer Ayesha Sikandar with Better Homes and Gardens in San Mateo, Calif., wants to encourage buyers to get creative and see the potential in a foreclosed home or fixer...

5 Ways to Pair Function and Comfort

By Barbara Ballinger, Architecture Coach columnist Functionality is still a key driver when home owners spend thousands of dollars to build and remodel kitchens and bathrooms. But high performance shouldn’t exclude comfort — and fun. These products, which were...
July 23, 2010

Help Sellers Get More Bang for Their Kitchen Remodel Buck

By G. M. Filisko, contributing writer, HouseLogic A do-over in the kitchen will bowl over buyers—and sellers will recoup most of the cost when they sell. A mid-range kitchen remodel brings an average 72 percent return on investment, while...