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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Trending blogs on Home Improvement

 

By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
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In most homes, the kitchen is the most important and busiest rooms in the house. Kitchens are where family and friends gather, cook, and dine together. They are also the room most often deserving of a remodel to upgrade floors, countertops, lighting, and appliances. Kitchen remodeling projects ar...

By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
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Because we live in technologically advanced times, there have been a number of green trends that have impacted home design. These new materials and designs have made buildings waste less energy, last longer, and use elegant design features that are fast becoming the go to for modern construction ...

By SHAKEEL AHMED, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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Choosing plants for a smaller space can be a challenge. Since there are several plant species you can pick for your garden, therefore, making a choice can be a bit hard. Trees come in different shapes and sizes, from lush green bonsais to giant oak trees, you’ll quickly find a wide variety in a n...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Did you know that the average home can save between $10,000-$30,000 over the lifetime of your solar panel system? The amount you save will depend on your local electricity rates, and how much sunlight you get where you live. Are you looking for the best home solar panels?Keep reading for some of ...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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The living room is one of the most important parts of a home where you can welcome your guests, friends, relatives, and loved ones to spend quality time with them. So, you must invest a good amount of time, effort, and money in selecting and styling the furniture of your living room. It would hel...

By Xavier Castellano
(RE Analytics)
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When you are trying to sell your house, you will learn that the curb appeal is of the utmost importance. If prospective buyers are not impressed as they approach the house, they are less likely to be impressed overall. Improving the curb appeal is one of the best returns on investments you can ma...

By Cynthia Madison
(Representative)
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They say you should not judge a book by its cover, but when we are talking houses, things tend to change a little bit. When you first arrive at someone’s house, your attention is caught by what the house looks like on the outside. Sadly, homeowners tend to get so wrapped up in interior design, th...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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Anyone who has embraced minimalism is any sense of the word, knows the benefits go far beyond what you could explain in a single post. There are obvious upsides of having less clutter – like fewer opportunities for your possessions to jump out of the hall closet at you next time you open the door...

By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
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Every day, we seem to hear something new about COVID-19. Currently, all city-sponsored events involving more than 250 people gathered at one place at one time are put on indefinite hold. Ventura USD schools are shut down until April 10th. Some restaurants and other businesses find themselves clos...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On March 5, 2020, Meghan Belnap published a very good and helpful report on Rismedia.com about list of tips to prevent mold growing in a home.1. Prevent standing water,2. Waterproof Your Basement,3. Dehumidify the Air,4. Maintain Home Plumbing,Perhaps there are might be other list of tips to prev...

By Irene Bilinski, Real Estate… It's All About You
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group Ottawa)
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Start with your curb appeal. Go beyond cutting the grass and consider planting flowers. Think of this as drive by appeal – look at the front door - does it need a new paint job? Next, get a new welcome mat and make sure the house numbers are visible from the street. Maintain the yard and garden b...

By Tammy Sons, Ur always 1 decision away from a different life
(Tennessee Wholesale Nursery)
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 When winter creeps over our gardens with its freezing temps and blankets of snow, it doesn’t mean we can’t keep some greenery to spruce up the place states Dennis Sons of Tn Nursery, a large mail-order nursery in Tennessee! Browse our favorite winter-friendly plants below (some are ideal for Ten...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Some situations like a malfunctioned door lock or getting locked out of your home are really annoying. It is suggested to not deal with such situations on your own. However, it is better to go through the procedure of hiring a reliable locksmith who would fix such problems for you.Now if you are ...

By Patty Clark, Helping Families Move with Care
(Morningside Homes, LLC 720-231-5200)
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6 Home Automation Ideas You Should Know About By WIN Home Inspection • February 5, 2020  Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google+ Home technology is simplifying tedious tasks while also keeping you and your family safe. Everything from robotic vacuum cleaners to advanced home security is now only the c...
Mykonos Villas for the summer holidays should have an appealing approach to attract attention. The experience of the residents should be luxurious during the stay. The architecture designs will ensure privacy for the customers in both outdoors and indoors. From the Mykonos villas, the views of th...
It’s not something the average person thinks about on a regular basis, but steel and steelworks are a fundamental part of our daily modern lives. From construction to tools, equipment to storage, steel is everywhere. And good workmanship can mean anything from an aesthetically pleasing end produc...

By Micheal John
(Micheal John)
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If you are a nature lover definitely you are going to like the sunroom in your house. In your leisure time imagine seating in a bright room decorated with flowers and enjoying the outdoor view while reading a book with a cup of coffee. Beautiful sunshine always makes us feel fresh and relax. Addi...

By Peter Mohylsky, The Beach is closed but I am open., I AM STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS ALONG THE BEACH
(PrimeSouth Properties)
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These are definitly top level ideas before you get into the execution of the remodel idea.  It pays t0 work with a experienced agent, builder, doctor, etc, etc.  On March 10, 2020, Georgia Madden published a very good and helpful report on Houzz.com about list of remodeling mistakes to avoid. 1. ...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On March 10, 2020, Georgia Madden published a very good and helpful report on Houzz.com about list of remodeling mistakes to avoid.1. Underestimating Costs,2. Choosing the Cheapest Contractors,3. Choosing Poor Floor Plans,4. Not Having a Detailed Budget,5. Thinking DIY Will Automatically Save You...

By Chris Dunham, "The Real Estate Guy!"®
(NexGen Brokered by eXp Realty)
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Jim Steg and The Real Estate Guy discuss the American Dream of Home RenovationHome renovation has been a hot topic for years now. When the economy crashed and house prices hit record lows, those who were cash heavy were able to capitalize and make their mark in the Real Estate Industry. Fixing an...