Home Improvement

Thinking of remodeling? Have you stopped to consider how transforming a bedroom into a home office might impact the value of the home? One of the most common questions homeowners have when thinking of remodeling is how much the work will add or detract from the value of the home. You'll find answers to those questions and more in this section of ActiveRain.


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By Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob"
(Robert Ratliff Realty)
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Home Insurance Policy what do you Know about them? Two types of insurance policy a homeowner should know is “dwelling coverage” and “personal property coverage”. Dwelling Coverage: would cover damages to the home if its damages are covered by the peril of the policy. Pipe leaks, washer, toilet, e...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 6
On October 18, 2018, The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) unchanged at 58 points in the 3rd quarter of 2018, from 58 points in the 2nd quarter of 2018.The Remodeling Market Index’s current market conditions index gained one point to 58 points in the 3rd ...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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The cool temperatures that come with fall make it a great time to get outside and enjoy the crisp and cool air. Fall introduces the potential for all different types of flowers, vegetables and more to thrive in your garden this season. Whether you’re looking for a pop of color or trying to add t...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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As the heart of the home, your kitchen is one of the first places to think about remodeling. An appealing kitchen not only feels great and makes cooking more efficent, but it also raises the value of your property. Although one downside to renovating is that unless you plan on selling your home i...

By Tiffany Hayden, We support real estate agent pros in the U.S.
(Top 10 Contractor)
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What is a change order in construction? It is a situation where the original work plans are changed. It leads to implementation of changes on how the finished product will look like. In most cases, the client, architect and the contractors agree on how a given project will be completed. The terms...

By Christine David
(Skytech solutions)
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Technology has practically changed the way we do everything around including watching TV. Sometimes you might have trouble watching your favorite show because of unfavorable lighting conditions. However, TV mirrors allow for good clarity regardless of the condition while still maintaining a beaut...

By Tiffany Hayden, We support real estate agent pros in the U.S.
(Top 10 Contractor)
Comments 0
You are ready to make your grand purchase of an inground pool but do you know the considerations that should guide you in your purchase? Inground pools are significant investments, and you have to consider a number of factors before you decide to invest in any of them. They can significantly affe...

By Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA
(Barcode Properties)
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Aroma…Some of us care more, some less, but we all agree that smell is one of our most powerful senses. Smell brings memories...makes us feel hungry, happy, sad, sick, relaxed, nostalgic, focused, excited... Essential oils have been always an important part of my life and my journey to clean livin...
There’s no better feeling than coming home from work to a space that conveys tranquility, calm and the ultimate coziness. And if you thought that in order to achieve said serene space, you need an army of interior designers and a mega budget to match, then these next easy DIY décor ideas that ran...

By Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!
(HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353)
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Here are a FEW HELPFUL TIPS using every day things you probably already have around the house!   Bring to a Boil and then let Simmer: 2 - 3 cups water cinnamon orange peel  cloves Fill a Glass or Jar with Vinegar and place in any part of the room   Soak a Cotton Ball with Vanilla Extract and pla...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Proudly Selling Florida Homes and Lifestyles
(Joyce Marsh at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty)
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 Does your Kitchen need a Refresher? Here are some great “Budget Friendly Ideas”! Here are few tips to help you update your kitchen on a limited budget. Paint Kitchen Cabinets – One of the most popular trends is the Rustoleum cabinet kit as it’s easy to use and economical. The Rustoleum cabinet k...

By Karen Borden
(Keller Williams)
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With winter fast approaching, many people are thinking about ways to not only keep the house warm, but also save money while doing so. Beyond just saving money, it is simply not always easy to keep a home warm, especially if it is an older home and does not have very good insulation. Utilizing th...

By Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead
(Women of Westchester Working Together)
Comments 2
Hey, I've been posting a lot about minimal efforts to achieve the maximum effect when it comes to your home decor. Today, let's talk about your bedroom. The color of a room says a lot about its purpose and also about YOU! And with a little paint you can achieve great changes!What color did you ch...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
At this time of a year, our gardens and terraces are rarely used and covered with colourful leaves. We´re still enjoying our last sunny and warm days but we can smell in the air that the WINTER IS COMING, and it is unavoidable. Unless, you escape to Carbic. But what would you say if you could use...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
Comments 2
Nowadays, becoming minimalist in style is trending for new home owners. They prefer space saving furniture and fixtures such as a bed which has an extension and act as a cabinet too. Here are 5 ideas to maximize your space…1. Do you love arts? Something like paintings…either abstract or not. Let...

By Tiffany Hayden, We support real estate agent pros in the U.S.
(Top 10 Contractor)
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Can I not cover pool for winter? This is one of the common questions that many pool owners ask themselves during winter season. The idea of deciding to close or leaving you're open is one of the significant questions that so many people who own pools do ask themselves every year during winter. Th...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Comments 0
Aluminium roof lanterns are in high need as more and even more homeowners move away from traditional style conservatories, looking for modern glazed expansions. That's terrific information for installers since purchasing; obtaining and suitable our Technic-AL aluminium roof lanterns couldn't be e...

By Deborah Belford, Mother, freelancer and goal getter
(Aims Digital network)
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In our society, corporate and wedding photography plays a vital role. Everyone desire to catch their moments in the camera’s eye. Whenever we see our albums, it creates a vision in front of us and refreshes our memories. Generally, photographs are our personal story, they fill our mind with love....

By Bert Spangenthal, I am never to busy for your referrals!
(Key Realty)
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 If you live in Toledo, Sylvania, or the surrounding areas, either you or someone you know probably has had an issue with water coming into the foundation of a home.  Let's face it, maybe it is due to we live in an area that was once a swamp. Do you have a foundation problem?  Here may be a simpl...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
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A roof has two main purposes: keeping your home safe from extreme conditions and adding a touch of beauty to your property. For hot climates, Jasper Roof says that it is essential to choose a roofing material that can meet both requirements. This means it should bring a decorative flair, while st...