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 Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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We update everything else in our homes. Got granite, soft water, new front door, hard wood floors, stainless steel, firepit. What else is there to do? Hhow about your house numbers at your front door for some pizzaz?Houzz; realtor.com; iStock Per Kelsey Mulvey of Realtor.com on August 8, 2019: Wh...

By Micheal John
(Micheal John)
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Most of our quality time is spent at home. It is the place where we return to find rest after a long tiring day. That’s why it is crucial to keep the living space refreshing. Research says the house with a stimulating environment plays a significant role in maintaining a healthy and successful li...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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Not only are engineered quartz countertops a long-lasting, low-maintenance alternative to natural stone countertops, but they can also be found in multiple color choices. 0%   What Are Quartz Countertops Made OfWhat is a Quartz Countertop?Kitchen countertops all around the U.S. have been covered ...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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Washing your windows is a tedious chore, so you want to make sure you get it right the first time. To avoid having to redo your work, here are the tips you can use. CHOOSE A DRY, CLOUDY DAY Do this job in the blazing sun and the cleaner will dry onto the hot windows before you get to wipe it off,...

By David Best, Turn your house into a home! Home Improvement Tips
(HouseHome)
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Water leaks are frustrating, but even more frustrating when you can not detect them. Without prompt attention, the problem may linger and degenerate into something even bigger. Leaking taps are probably the most common culprits. However, there are several other things to watch out for when it com...

By ValuePenguin By LendingTree
(LendingTree)
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Being quarantined at home during the coronavirus outbreak can mean having more time for DIY home improvement projects, and after receiving stimulus checks under the government’s CARES Act, some homeowners may have extra cash on hand to execute their ideas. But anyone planning to take on renovatio...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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by Patricia Feager A lot has changed in the residential kitchens over the many generations of home buyers. For example, a homeowner in the 1950's was lucky to have a stove, refrigerator, sink, linoleum floors, and if there was a pantry, people were very lucky! It was really special if people owne...

By Micheal John
(Micheal John)
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Do you want to replace your traditional fluorescent bulbs with something that is more efficient and consumes lesser energy? Do you want to brighten up your larger area with a powerful light source?LED bay lights are a perfect and modern solution for all of your problems related to electric suppli...

By Kimberly Button, Designing & building healthy homes for wellness
(Get Green Be Well)
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If you are considering redoing a backyard or walkway, pouring concrete might seem like the most likely solution. But is it? Concrete has a lot of problems, including:  Cost Environmental Impact Permanent  If you are budget-conscious and in the middle of a renovation or upgrade, you do have altern...

By Micheal John
(Micheal John)
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A swimming pool is a fantastic investment for the entire family. Both adults and children will have an endless amount of fun and joy through those warm summer months. Being an owner of a backyard swimming pool is not just a paradise for kids but it provides a range of benefits for the whole famil...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Are you looking for the home of your dreams? There are many people that are constantly looking for apartments that incorporate their desired details. But in reality, it can be complicated to encounter such places that can be bought or rented at affordable prices.The key is to know exactly where y...
Many factors help make a kitchen functional and organized, like a spacious kitchen counter where you can plan and prep your dishes, or a multi-burner stove that enables you to multitask. But none of these come close to being the most essential feature of a great kitchen which is your modern kitch...

By Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
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     Breakthrough, the name itself suggests a product that is something special.  For a number of years, it was a great product.  My paint company specialized in painting cabinets with Breakthrough and we never had any complaints or product failures over many years.  We liked this product so much...

By Helene Kelbaugh, REALTOR, Internet Marketing Specialist, eXp Realty
(eXp Realty)
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Achieve Feng Shui In Your Homeby Helene Kelbaugh of Keller Williams Legacy Metropolitan If you take the time to dig into the philosophy around feng shui, you'll understand that it doesn't come off as esoteric as one my think. It's based around the simple practices to make a home feel healthier an...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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by Patricia Feager, 6/28/18 REALLY? IS IT REALLY A REMODEL OR JUST A PARTIAL OR COMPLETE REPLACEMENT? Have you ever noticed that when a home owner only does one major repair and doesn't finish the job, meaning, the entire kitchen or bath, it doesn't seem to matter how much the materials, i.e., Gr...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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 WHAT IS TZITZITThe word tzitzit basically means ‘fringes’ and it refers to the strings attached to the corners of a tallit Katan. A tallit Katan is a fringed clothing normally worn either under or over one’s clothing by the Jewish males.WHY DO WE WEAR TZITZITIn the commandments of the Old Testam...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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Trend or Fad? Knowing the Difference Could Save You MoneyWhen updating your Ocean County home (particularly to put on the market), It's a good idea to incorporate current trends into your renovations. There's a fine line between trends and fads however, and the difference can affect your buyer po...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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  By Webster's definition, the word "Remodel" means: "change the structure or form of (something, especially a building). Unfortunately, there is an MLS listing providing property description of a home being remodeled, when it fact it is not a remodel because the construction of the structure has...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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Author: Patricia Feager, 2/16/2018 WHEN DOES SPRING START AND ENDSpring begins March 20 and ends on June 21, 2018. SUGGESTED BASIC TWO-STEPOrganize your spring cleaning into two steps: Who are you going to call? What can you do everyday for 32 days?  SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTSNow is the time to shop p...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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The perspective of the visitor is the core concept in your mind in regards to the responsive behaviour of the website. Well, it must be as if your website has a responsive web design it means that it is adjustable to every view size. It does not matter on what device the users are going to open y...