Over the years, most historic homes have been renovated, refurbished, or edited in some way. Here are a half-dozen things that owners can do to help bring back their home’s original period charm.
Although a home’s front yard greatly influences its curb appeal, most people making improvements to outdoor spaces are turning their attention to the backyard. And here in California, the number of homeowners replanting their lawns has surged, perhaps thanks to a much-needed, El Niño-fueled rainy winter.
Investors who managed to flip a home in the Bay Area’s two largest cities profited by about three times the national average, while San Francisco is lauded for its high quality of life. Check out the week’s top headlines in our Real Estate Roundup.
A home-remodeling project can strain a relationship. Plan ahead to keep stress at a minimum.
As homeowners spend more time entertaining, socializing, and working in their kitchens, remodelers are finding that their jobs are all about enhancing the flow to both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Americans are projected to spend more money on home renovations this year than at any point since the recession in spite of substantial labor shortages in the construction sector.
Homeowners in the drought-stricken state are nearly three times as likely to remove their lawn during an outdoor home-improvement job, say results from a survey that examines landscaping and gardening trends.
Recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious includes a report that sales volumes in San Jose and San Francisco jumped by about 25 percent from March to April. Also, some luxury homebuyers, including one in Napa County, are converting their dining rooms into something more practical.