Room Makeovers Archive

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...

Bonus Rooms and Man Caves: Make Something Out of Nothing

By Charlene Storozuk, Dezigner Digz As you know, in real estate every square foot counts (especially when it can be turned into liveable space).  That’s just what we did on this project.  This vacant attic had great bones and a...
June 25, 2010