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 Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
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Protecting your investment means staying on top of maintenance and repairs when you own a home. Deferred maintenance has a tendency to increase project costs and scope. Peeling paint on a home's exterior, for example, can lead to wood rot -- which might lead to wood-destroying insects or water pe...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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No one will argue that increasing the value of your home through home improvement projectsis a great idea. However, large home improvement projects can become quite expensive. Homeimprovements lighten your wallet and empty your savings account. Careful planning andthinking about all your financin...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Would you like to live in a new home? A home improvement project can be an easy way to change the look and increase the appeal of your home, make it feel like new. Below are five very easy ways to improve your home and increase the value at the same time. Home improvement projects do not have to ...
The popularity of HGTV (Home & Garden Television) has created athriving market in do-it-yourself home improvement and interiordecorating. All sectors of the home improvement industry havebenefited since HGTV started airing in 1975.The real estate boom was followed by a home improvement boom.Peopl...

By Richa Nayyar
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DIY Home Improvement Idea #1Install handmade shelves. Rather than purchasing typical cookie-cutter shelves, consider visiting a local craft fair or woodworker for customized shelves. Everything from style, color, design and cutouts can be customized with handmade items. Shelves are ideal for stor...

By Richa Nayyar
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Everyone works hard so they can continue to keep a roof above their heads. When it has to do with replacing the roof on your house, we know it is sometimes a daunting undertaking. The roof is a huge component when selling a home. Though a 20-year-old roof with leaking problems may need to go simp...
A good roofing company may provide valuable advice in regards to selecting the most suitable materials for your roof. Material and style you desire will be the basis of the company that you hire. You can gauge an honest and reasonable budget when you speak to many roofing companies.By getting ass...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Poor weather can occur at any moment and it’s important your Yonkers roofer has a backup plan for heavy rain and storms which occur in the center of your repair undertaking. Your roofing protects the whole structure which makes up your residence. Other roof problems may be quite so severe that th...
You don’t need to go on the roof to figure out the pitch or slope. You usually don’t have any important concerns, if you’re replacing your roof with another of the same sort. Additionally, your roof will seem great and you can get the peace of mind your roof will function well. Understand that yo...
Roofing systems are intended to not just look beautiful, yet to last. The roofing process is truly a much more complicated issue to do, and it’s also advisable to look at all the materials and even the engineering than nearly all of the men and women give it credit for. While it is indeed compose...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Based on the plan and orientation of your house’s roof, one particular part may wear out faster than another. The big selling point should you choose to move is the roof of your structure. Your roof will appear as great as the day it was initially installed! After all, it protects your residentia...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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There are more than a few reasons to acquire your roof maintained. Your roof is easily the most important part of a house; it safeguards your loved ones, prized possessions, in addition to the whole structure of your house. It is difficult to oversee a roof install as a homeowner unless you opt t...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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When it regards to a leaking roof, there’s one particular thing that’s for certain FIX IT ASAP. When a roof starts to fail, business owners may expect to find all elements of their company building affected. Repairing a roof is a complicated process which can fluctuate in difficulty and price. It...
Picking the perfect service provider for your roofing repairs can be challenging. Usually, a man is assigned by the roofing company to be in charge with all of the transactions and for each undertaking. Miami roofing businesses are after with their customer’s satisfaction. Miami roofing provider ...
Are you trying to sell your home? Do you have beautiful stone on the exterior of your home and are hoping that it’ll be a major selling feature? You’re in luck because it is! Maybe you’re wondering if having the stone is enough and you’re wondering if you really need to spend the extra cash to ha...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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Moving to a new house is one of the most critical times of one’s life. It would require a lot of time and effort to make that happen. There might be a lot of things to do during the process, but the most important thing is choosing the removal company. Your choice would depend upon your personal ...

By Donald A. Masters
(Master Home & Building Inspections, LLC)
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I've run across several basements recently that have had the typical "interior perimeter waterproofing", with the basement block walls in really poor condition, including peeling paint, cracking parge, and mineral deposit leeching.. This has given me reason to put more thought into the inspection...

By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)
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Your home is unique and should reflect your family's tastes. However, that doesn’t mean that it should be full of items without a purpose, and when it’s time to sell, less is more. Getting rid of things is something we say we’re going to do but that tends to get pushed further down the list of th...

By Mott Marvin Kornicki, Waterway Realtors, Notary Public 786-229-7999
(Waterway Realtors® • South East Florida • Real Estate Brokers)
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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 Frequently Accor...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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The roof is potentially the most important part of your residence. For instance, you might be covered for the complete price of repairing or replacing the damaged section of your roof under a decade old at the right time of the claim. It may be a time-consuming and costly course of action replaci...