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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It is a known fact how AI has been helpful to those with disabilities such as hearing and vision impairment (like what the founder over at Halfcode is doing), as well as how beneficial it is in the workplace. However, the one thing that hasn't been covered as much is how helpful AI is in the home...
The need for relaxation after a hectic day is something everyone desires. Imagine coming home to a sauna set right for you to be enjoyed in the company of peace and tranquillity. Now leave nothing to your imagination because home installable portable saunas are in-vogue and how. The growing trend...

By Francisco Peot, The Best Place To Find Your Home!
(Richmond Home Sales At EXP Realty)
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In every home, there will always come a time that you would get locked out or that your door lock would malfunction. This situation often happens when a lot of things are happening to you that your focus or attention on the simple things are pretty much reduced. Mind you that being in this type o...

By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
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6 Tips to Keep Your Budget on Track for remodeling and decoratingRemodeling and decorating doesn't have to break the bank. Here are 6 tips to keep your budget on track: 1. Brake for garage sales. One person's junk can be a do-it-yourselfer's treasure. Never pass a garage sale or antiques store wi...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Building a deck is not a project that one can jump into without considering some factors. It is an essential outdoor project, so all attention is needed to make it the best for everyone. An average American loves adding a deck to their space. If you are planning to di this all by yourself or brin...

By Nick Marr, Promoting real estate internationally
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    How to create the perfect man cave in your home   Creating your perfect man cave is not an easy task. It is a place, in which you need to be able to relax, unwind, and take care of yourself after a hard day at the office. So you need to think carefully when creating your own and make sure tha...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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Finding the right mattress   1. Mattress construction: The most popular mattress types are inner spring mattresses, memory foam mattresses, and adjustable air mattresses. Each has pros and cons when it comes to durability and comfort customization.     2. Firmness: Mattress firmness plays a huge ...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
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  At Blue Olive Properties we strive to provide the best quality rentals we can manage and we specialize in Denver property management. Occasionally, we take on a new rental property, or have one of our existing properties, which manifests severe odor issues. So now what? Forget expensive cleani...

By Jim Garcia | Douglas County Real Estate, 210+ Reviews-Most Recommended Realtor
(Jim Garcia | Douglas County Real Estate)
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 Whether you’re relocating to Douglas County or you already live here, xeriscaping can add value to your property.  During the warm summer months, have you noticed that many sprinkler systems just seem to run and run and run for hours on end? Have you also noticed that quite a bit of water is not...

By Vanessa Reilly, domoREALTY, Homes for Sale - Atlanta
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Ok so today is the official demolition START day for our Mid-Century Modern Flip.  I found a fabulous deal in (drum-roll please) - THE COOLEST NEIGHBORHOOD IN ALL OF ATLANTA -NORTHCREST Whoo-hooo! It was originally built in 1962 and is located in the heart of the neighborhood on a nice size lot. ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Balancing a busy work schedule with even busier family life is difficult for even the most experienced parent. Luckily, there is a myriad of home automation options that will help you keep your kids safe, secure, and happy.  Video Doorbell One of the hottest trends in home automation today is the...

By Jennifer Mackay, Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582
(Counts Real Estate Group, Inc.)
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The most expensive purchase any of us will make in our lifetime is our home. And owning a home requires work and regular maintenance.Here are a few home maintenance myths you may be familiar with but aren't sure if they're true.Cut the Grass Short and You’ll Mow your lawn Less FrequentlyAccording...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
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If you want to sell your house faster, you must act quite smartly and wisely. The more conscious and alert you act throughout the selling process, the more quickly you will get done with it. You must also keep yourself aware of every possible way or trick which you can use to achieve this goal.He...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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The idea of building a dream house is on the minds of almost everyone these days. The ability to create a home that fits your lifestyle and personal sense of taste could literally be a dream come true. However, the cost of such an undertaking could be enough to deter many from taking the brave st...

By Richard Woodward NMLS#217454, Service Beyond Expectations! Your Texas Lender
(Service First Mortgage, NMLS #166487)
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Home renovation and remodeling projects can improve the quality of life for your family and guests for years to come. Some updates can also add significant value to your property when it comes time to sell. Not all changes you make to your home have to be for the benefit of a higher listing numbe...

By Shonn Thompson, Experience and Results To Move You!
(Thompson Realty Group)
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Concord CA – Whether you’re shopping for a home or already own one, knowing the current age of the home appliances is important. Like us, they have an average life span. Unlike us, they can be replaced. But it’s pricey to do so.The experts at Consumer Reports recommend that you replace home appli...

By Laura Clark, The Best Realtors in Round Rock, TX!
(Clark Properties)
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Whether you’re shopping for a home or already own one, knowing the current age of the appliances is important. Like us, they have an average life span. Unlike us, they can be replaced. But it’s pricey to do so.The experts at Consumer Reports recommend that you replace appliances if the cost to re...

By Patty Clark, Helping Families Move with Care
(Morningside Homes, LLC)
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  Condensation occurs when the air has too much moisture in it which is felt as high humidity.  The water deposits on various surfaces that are cooler than the air itself.  Several things can contribute to the high humidity such as cooking, dishwashers, clothes dryers, bathing and long showers.  ...

By Steven De Nazareth, Digital Marketer and Home Warranty Researcher
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When it comes to appliance warranty protection plans, the choices are plenty. Should you buy a comprehensive home warranty or extended warranty at the point of sale? While home warranty is like an umbrella insurance that covers all major home appliances, extended warranty is purchased for each ap...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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Getting locked out of your car can be frustrating, but with a few automotive locksmith tools, you should have an easy time gaining access into your vehicle. Are you locked in your car and feeling totally hopeless? Don’t sweat because with just a few automotive locksmith tools, you can open your v...