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 David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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p>When someone is looking to sell a home, it is important to try to get as much money as possible. This means working hard to increase the value of the home. There are a few ways to do this and one of the most important comes in the form of remodeling. Sure, remodeling can be a hassle; however, r...

By Micheal John
(Micheal John)
Comments 0
Are you searching for an apartment to rent and looking to close the right deal? First, read these 8 things which you need to keep in your mind before renting an apartment;1. Choose the Right Location:Location is the most important aspect you need to consider while choosing an apartment for rentin...

By Kim Anderson, We'll buy your house fast & give you cash for it.
(Kims Properties)
Comments 3
If you have a carpet, then learning how to clean any type of wax out of it can be helpful. Candles add flare to table setups and décor, however, they can also ruin your carpet. While the most common method used to remove wax from carpet involves using an iron, it’s also important to learn how to ...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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5 Maintenance Skills All Charlotte Homeowners Should Know  Owning a home can be one of the most critical keys to a satisfying lifestyle. The joy of coming home to a place you can call your very own, offers security and comfort. Yet owning a home comes with responsibilities as well; maintaining th...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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To complement the image of the room with a rug is a good idea for those who want to transform their interior and are in search of special comfort. Also, the right design of area rug, color and shape will make the rug the main semantic center of the room. Rug will become a link and unite the entir...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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In Feng Shui, there are 4 primary celestial animals; Black Turtle, While Tiger, Green Dragon, and Red Phoenix. The mythical creature being referenced in this post is a combination the dragon and turtle, thus creating the “Dragon Turtle.” This fusion is said to signify support from an abundance of...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 26
Happy New Year!  The real estate market seems to have a mind of it's own.  Most of us are experiencing the same things, but we might be approaching it differently.  My magic sauce is my niche that sets me apart.  Offering energy tidbits to clients and how they effect a home has helped me gain cli...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Stone is one of the oldest materials being used in the construction of buildings and different structures around the world for centuries. Today stone has become much more economical due to the high tech engineering techniques used to process it in different shapes and sizes. It is one of the most...

By Dan Papadapoulis, Home equity loans, second mortgages Toronto
(Mortgage Central Nationwide)
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We are around the time of the year when a lot of people are adding some design features in their homes, fixing what’s broken, and perhaps even renovating entire rooms, and hence, we felt the need to write this blog about how you can avoid home improvement fraud.People often think that fraud only ...

By Anne Thompson, DIYing between diaper changes
(DIY Decor Mom)
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Thinking of painting (or repainting) your wood trim white? Where do you start with the white paint colors? Do you go for a cool white with bluish tones or a warmer white that complements the historical nature of your house? Below, I'll share my top two white paint colors for trim (want to see the...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 5
Nina Hollander makes it easy for her followers by providing great checklists like this one for March home maintenance.   March Home Maintenance & Safety Checklist    March has arrived. To keep your home in tip-top shape this month as we look forward to spring and throughout the year, here's a che...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Restoration services can help you face any catastrophic situation wisely. If you don’t have at least a few options of Indianapolis water damage restoration companies in your mind beforehand, you would end up bearing a lot of drastic consequences. So, you should be extra careful while carrying out...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 47
I assign homework on a regular basis, but I'm not a school teacher.I'm a Home Stager...a consultant who advises people on the visual appearance of their home. Usually I work with people selling their home, who want it to show at it's best.  I also work with homeowners who want a new look or have ...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
Comments 7
Basement water damage is the last thing any homeowner would want to deal with. However, it is important to be conscious and alert to be able to deal with such catastrophic situations effectively. Moreover, you must also be clear in your head about the things you can do yourself and the things whi...

By Russell Barbour, Loving life!
(Unconventional Prosperity)
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Even in a buyers’ market, there are smart ways to minimize property costs even further.Typically, buying a house is like buying a property. It is a blank slate, and you have theopportunity to mold it to your will. This is both exciting and problematic. If you have endlessmoney to spend, you can c...

By SHAKEEL AHMED, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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The high acceptance loans have gained a huge amount of popularity in a short period. These high acceptance loans have got plenty of advantages. There is a time when a person faces some kind of trouble with their finances like unanticipated bill, a family emergency or any kind of financial deficie...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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The importance of living in an NCR like Noida, IndiaThe NCR (National Capital Region) are the areas that are close or nearby to the national capital of India, Delhi. Delhialso enjoys statehood with its own administration. Loosely the entire Delhi-NCR region is practically taken as a part of Delhi...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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The real estate growth prospect of India lure investors from each part of the world and NRIs are looking to capitalize by purchasing a property in India. But, there are several regulations that should be followed by the NRIs to possess a home in India. Here are some steps which should be followed...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 1
Choosing the future interior design of an apartment is not a simple matter, and you need to carefully approach this process. What style do you see your future apartment in? Prefer classics or modern style? Maybe closer to the Scandinavian? Want a functional design so that each outlet is in its pl...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 67
There are many ways you can drastically improve and update the appearance of each room in your home without spending much money. Today, let's discuss ways to create a more appealing kitchen and bathroom.10 Inexpensive Updates For Your Kitchen and Bathroom: Remove dated wallpaper.  Today's buyers ...