• Row of red brick houses on suburban street.

    If you over-improve, you'll get less at resale. Would you pay full price for a mansion located in a trailer park?   See the Image

  • #2. Do the Job Right

    Published 02/19/13 in Houses
    Woman putting ceramic tiles on bathroom wall.

    If you can't do professional quality remodeling work, hire someone who can. Nobody pays top dollar for amateur workmanship.   See the Image

  • 2. New Garage Door: Top Home Improvement Projects

    Return on Investment: 83.9 percent. If your garage door faces the street, replacing it improves a big portion of the front view of your home for a small price tag. Be sure to match the new…   See the Image

  • Contemporary kitchen with cherry wood cabinets and granite countertops.

    Using low-end remodeling finishes in a high-end neighborhood diminishes your home's value, and putting high-end finishes in a lower-priced neighborhood won't push your home's sale price much…   See the Image

  • 1. New Front Door: Top Home Improvement Projects

    Return on Investment: 102.1 percent. A new 20-gauge steel front door that's half glass will cost you $1,218, but will boost your home's resale value by $1,243, netting a return of 102.1 percent.…   See the Image

  • Tips for re-selling your home.

    It's the magic phrase uttered by almost anyone who's ever considered the cost of home remodeling: "We'll get it back when we sell."Unless you keep those projects practical, you might just be…   See the Image

  • Pool area in a remodeled Dallas, TX, home.

    Beyond the main house, this wooded one-acre property features a swimming pool, two grills, an outdoor fireplace and a guesthouse with two bedrooms and two full baths.   See the Image

  • A window-lined wall allows ample light to show off the master bedroom decor.

    A window-lined wall allows ample light to show off the master bedroom decor.   See the Image

  • The finished home offers the best of both worlds: funky modern style mixed with updated fixtures and appliances

    The finished home offers the best of both worlds: funky modern style mixed with updated fixtures and appliances   See the Image

  • We love the way the huge windows allow light to spill across the bleached hardwood floors, the chic paneled walls and the sleek kitchen cabinetry.

    We love the way the huge windows allow light to spill across the bleached hardwood floors, the chic paneled walls and the sleek kitchen cabinetry.   See the Image