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 Coldwell Banker Pro West, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Pro West Real Estate)
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Have you thought much about how the colors of your walls affect your moods? When choosing a paint color for your walls, think about what vibe you want the room to have. For a bedroom, maybe you want a calming, relaxed feeling. For an office or studio, maybe you want a creative vibe. Whatever the ...
Digital magazines are a sure thanks to experience the online technologies that are developed over the years. Being a product of the digital publishing, digital magazines provide you with all the facilities that you simply can find in the other digital publishing product. They are ready to create ...

By Kim N. Bregman, Exclusive Buyer Agent in S. Florida
(Optima Properties)
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  I’ve spent more than three decades with a home office. When you work at home, even part time, you discover that a makeshift desk area on a kitchen counter or the dining table isn’t the best setup. Having a dedicated home office, even if it’s compact, makes a big difference in comfort and produc...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Your roof has given you good service over the years, but it's not designed to last forever. Here's how to tell if you need a new roof.Has the same roof been sitting on the top of your home for more than 30 years now? If so, there's a good chance that you're going to need to have it replaced soon....
Whether you are a business owner, homeowner, or both – electrical issues can have you at a standstill. With our always-online digitally-driven lifestyles, even the most insignificant tasks need electricity to be completed. From charging devices to heating and digital marketing – electrical malfun...

By Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can!
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
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Like the title states, this is for someone that loves fresh garden vegetables but doesn't necessarily have a really good "green thumb". I personally go for the easy stuff, mostly lettuce, basil, green onions, cilantro, oregano, tomatoes, and rosemary. As easy as the others may be, they are more w...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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A lot of homeowners don't realize how rough hard water is on appliances, particularly dishwashers, water heaters and washing machines.  Home Inspection in Pottstown reveals Hard Water Issues   I was at a home inspection in Pottstown last week for James, a homeowner that was getting ready to sell ...

By Micheal John
(Micheal John)
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Moving home is one of the most demanding tasks you will ever have to do. Whilst you might be looking forward to settling down in your new home, there is no denying that there’s a great deal of effort and stress involved in packing everything and moving house. And once you’re there, you will need ...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Buying a house sounds very interesting but when you will have to face the real estate agents and the sellers, then you will realize the seriousness of this matter. Here is a guide for you, so that you must not get into some serious trouble.Do not worry if you are a young lad and your father keeps...

By Peter Nielsen
(Marin Realty Experts)
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Whether you’re planning a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make tasteful updates can generate increased buyer interest and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which feature...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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You may be thinking of starting various jobs, for your carrier but, have you ever wondered if taking property as an opportunity. Recently, my friend’s younger brother came up to me, forgetting some good suggestions. There are a lot of advantages of becoming a real estate agent, this idea popped u...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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In the springtime a number of people begin to feel the itch and want to get started on home improvements. Whether you’re planning on doing some spring cleaning or investing in a few renovations, working on your home is a great way to feel better about where you live and enjoy it more thoroughly.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 Renovation Find, Helping you find the best renovation companies.
(RenovationFind)
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A staircase can either be a breathtaking focal point or an unfortunate eyesore. When it comes to making a positive first impression, a coat of paint can go a long way. Especially for a beat-up staircase that's in need of some TLC.Stairs get a lot of foot traffic. They have to be able to weather s...

By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
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Installing A Good Residential Drainage System  Really, the keyword is “Good”. There are many different types of drainage systems - such as patio drainage systems, for example - and many of them are quite good. However, the ones that will genuinely increase the value of your property are the kinds...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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No one gets organized by planning to get organized at a later day and time. Wishful thinking does not beget results. Actions do. Being organized is not a static state. Paradoxically, order requires constant motion. It helps if you recognize these 6 organizing must haves if you are to remain on to...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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A vertical garden, also known as a living wall, is the ultimate way to bring nature into your home. Whether you’re in the city and want to introduce some greenery into urban quarters or simply enjoy the relaxing ambiance of a wall clad with plants, there are many reasons to consider designing one...

By James White
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When people talk about upgrading their homes or starting renovations, they may mention they want to build a shed or add a garage. People would want to create more space, add a pool or clear out their yards, but there are other renovations available to homeowners.Some of the most important work yo...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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When you think of home upgrades that add value, you probably envision a kitchen remodel or a deck installation. You probably don't think about your windows. But you should. Installing new windows won't just add value to your home, it's also a project that'll pay for itself in the long run. We've ...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Have you had the same roof sitting on top of your home or business for more than 30 years? Unless you happen to have a long-lasting metal or tile roof, it's likely time to have it replaced.And you shouldn't put just any old roof in place of the roof that you have on your home now. Instead, you sh...