remodeling Archive

2014 Cost vs. Value: 5 Mid-Range Remodeling Projects That Offer the Biggest Returns

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Traditional Entry by West Palm Beach Paint & Wall Coverings D’Avco Painting Contractors Inc. Just replacing that front door may offer some of the biggest bang for a remodelers’ buck, according to the...

7 Bathroom Remodeling Trends

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine What’s trending in bathroom remodels? Houzz recently released its 2014 Winter Bathroom Trends Study showing the top bathroom remodel preferences of more than 7,500 home owners in the U.S. and Canada. The report...
February 24, 2014

A Decorator’s Personal Guide to Surviving a Home Remodeling Project

By Patti Stern, guest contributor Whether an experienced do-it-yourselfer or a first-time remodeler, a remodeling project can be intrusive and overwhelming to every aspect of a person’s life. That’s why hiring a professional can save time, money, and a...
February 17, 2014

Aging Housing Stock Long Overdue for a Makeover?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine More than 70 percent of single-family homes in the country were built prior to 1990, according to RealtyTrac’s Aging Homes Analysis. “The high percentage of homes that are at least 20 years old...
January 20, 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

Bath Remodels Draw Big Return: Share 10 Tips

Bathroom remodels ranked fifth on Remodeling Magazine’s 2013 Cost v. Value report, with a 65.2 percent return on investment. But what’s a homeowner to do about a bathroom so small the term “water closet” is a pretty accurate description?...
October 25, 2013

Home Remodels Can Strain a Relationship, Survey Finds

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Remodeling a home can be stressful, and for some couples, it can lead to plenty of bickering back-and-forth. For some, it can even lead to heart-break. In fact, 12 percent of couples admit...
August 19, 2013

Could Your Listing Use a Stylish Update?

By Patti Stern, PJ & Co. Home Styling Fifteen seconds. That’s how long a home for sale has to make a good first impression. And, that’s if you can get today’s sophisticated buyers off their mobile device and to...

Top 10 Remodeling Projects That Offer the Biggest Returns

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Home owners are investing in their homes once again, according to recent industry surveys that point to a strong rebound taking hold in home remodeling. Home owners also may be seeing higher gains...
February 18, 2013

Kitchen Remodeling: The Do’s and Don’ts of Improving Resale Value

By Stephen Jones, DIYTools.co.uk People generally love a beautiful new kitchen. With state of the art appliances, they feel as though they are master chefs in the comfort of their own homes. However, many people also remodel their kitchens...
December 24, 2012