previous
  • Pro Tool Rental. Learn More.
    Pro Tool Rental. Learn More.
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Classic Cabinets
    Classic Cabinets
  • Hot Water Now
    Hot Water Now
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • Radiant Heat Comparison
    Radiant Heat Comparison
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • Remodeling Articles
    Remodeling Articles
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Custom Flooring Inspiration
    Custom Flooring Inspiration
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Video: Install a Fence
    Video: Install a Fence
next
Pin It

Recovery Remodeling

20 practical improvements that will pay off—personally and financially—when the market bounces back

As the economy starts to recover from its great recession, many homeowners are considering whether to improve their homes to sell them or to enjoy a better quality of life in them. Builder Fernando Pagés Ruiz provides his advice on what homeowners should do to maximize their spending dollars in either situation. Consider these 20 tips when you're looking at your house and wondering what it will take to make it sell or what you might like to do to enjoy the house more.

The advice includes energy and entryway upgrades, improved lighting, cabinet improvements, bathroom upgrades, appliance repairs, better landscaping, siding upgrades, laminate flooring, and more.

From Fine Homebuilding212 , pp. 48-53