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From DIY home improvement projects to kitchen remodeling, discover helpful tips, ideas and how-tos for your next remodeling project. Some house hunters look for move-in ready properties, but buyers on HGTV’s House Hunters Renovation look for spaces they can put their own stamp on. See how they transform run-down or ordinary houses into beautiful homes. To learn more about making and paying for home improvements, check out The Essential Guide for First-Time Homeowners , by Ilona Bray and Alayna Schroeder (Nolo).

Whole-house fans are considered a “green” home improvement, which is a popular selling feature with today’s homebuyers. As the cost of electricity continues to skyrocket, green energy alternatives will only gain in popularity. There is a whole range of minor and major improvements you can make to your property from just cleaning up to structural renovations.

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The images on this page show examples of council homes┬ábefore and after improvement work. A quarter of British homeowners looking to improve their homes this summer are choosing to renovate their kitchen and seeing a 51% return on investment as a result. Is this something you’re thinking about? If so, check out our guide to planning your kitchen remodel and these practical kitchen renovation tips from award-winning home improvement blogger, Kimberly Duran.

A: The good news is that after years of sluggish performance, in many places the housing market has started picking up steam again. But that doesn’t mean you can expect every home improvement project to increase your home value when it comes time to sell. Remodeling magazine’s latest Cost vs. Value report shows that, on average, home improvements paid back 62% of their costs at resale in 2014. That’s up from a low of 58% in 2011, … Read more