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 Peter Mohylsky, 850-517-7098, Your Bucket List Broker
(Gulf Place @ 30A)
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Small changres can yield big results in your home or condo.   5 small remodeling projects for your home Today, I am thinking of my Father-in-Law and how he loved to change their living room around. I always liked going to my in-laws house and seeing the changes he made.  He got bored with things ...

By Crystal Simmons, A present for the self.
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It’s an out of this world feeling to move into a new home, especially if it’s better than the other one. It would be the other way around if the bank repossessed your home. Either way, you have to move and get used to your new house or apartment. Unpacking is stressful. You make one packing mista...

By Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor
(Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida)
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In today's video I'm going to show you how to skim coat over an ugly ceiling in this skim coating series part 5 video. I've already started apply the second round of skim coating on the first section of this bedroom in the last video.  I'm doing the second skim coat in three different videos. Tha...

By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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I remember watching The Jetsons when I was a kid and being fascinated by the idea of being able to actually see somebody when talking to them on the phone. And a robot maid? Who wouldn’t want one of those?!  I had no idea that in my lifetime, the things I saw on that cartoon fantasy would become ...

By Jennifer Stone, Favorite Four Letter Word: SOLD
(Big Show Realty)
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If you want to maintain your lawn and enhance its look, then you’ll have to protect it from bugs. There are some helpful plants that keep spiders away. You’ll find that different types of plants repel different types of bugs. The following list will include different plants that keep spiders away...

By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
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 Organizing your home can sometimes seem like a time-intensive endeavor. Breaking down projects into two-minute tasks every day could help to make clearing clutter more manageable and easily attainable. Two-minute task #1: Tackle desk and kitchen drawers one at time. Take two minutes each morning...

By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty)
Comments 15
5 small remodeling projects for your homeToday, I am thinking of my Father-in-Law and how he loved to change their living room around. I always liked going to my in-laws house and seeing the changes he made.  He got bored with things and changed them quite often. These 5 small remodeling projects...

By Besmove Property, Property Manager
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When it comes to kitchen remodelling, we often associate kitchen remodelling with homeowners. This is because as a homeowner, you have the right to decide whether or not you want your kitchen to be remodelled. When it comes to kitchen remodeling, we often associate kitchen remodeling with homeown...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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You are remodeling or renovating your home because you want to look more beautiful and feel more comfortable. Consider your home renovation plan and business plan or as your special project you are starting from zero. To remodel a house is not as simple as you think it is. There are many things t...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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It is very important to educating yourself about roofing ahead of getting any repairs completed. Read more this post for a few tips on how to pick amongst the proper choices and thinking about your alternatives. One can learn a lot about roof covering and with any luck, have the ability to get fa...

By Tiffany Hayden, We support real estate agent pros in the U.S.
(Top 10 Contractor)
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Gum and carpets make for a particularly tricky combination. This is especially so for rugs boasting a dense pile, because all the tiny little fibers ultimately cling to the gum. This is why you should never try scrubbing a piece of gum off a rug; the mess will merely get worse! However, There is ...

By Charles Fugate, Real estate agent in Autaugaville, AL
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After a while, even the most beautifully decorated home can begin to look worn-out. Now, this can be a problem even if you aren’t planning on selling the house. After all, who wants to live in a home that has seen better days? You will be pleased to know that you don’t always have to undertake a ...

By Wendi-Mae Davis, CRS, GRI, Broker Associate
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
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Here are 10 “Do We Dare?”  Interior Home Designs of 2019  We’ll be the first to admit that it’s hard to keep up with the latest and greatest decor trends. Not only are they constantly changing, but views vary wildly: One designer says something’s in, while another says it's out. And that’s nothin...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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Getting ready to Sell? Do Updates that Pay You Back I was going to post this graphic as I also love KCM's infographics and this one is spot-on but, my Wisconsin friends, Sally K. & David L. Hanson, did the hard part for me! Thank you, Sally!In-line with what is going on here in Charlotte, the fou...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
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It is very important to make your home warm and welcoming for the winter season. When the fall season is around, it is the perfect time to prepare your home for the cozy nights and chilly days of the winter.Here are 6 tips which can help in making your home winter ready. Seal the Leaks It is impo...

By Michelle Lasalle, Real Estate Problem Solver
(Michelle LSS)
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Have you ever thought that your house could contain deadly toxins? If not, then start thinking this way, as most houses have a host of deadly toxins present which can cause serious health issues and can go largely unnoticed. All these deadly toxins can be present in the form of bacteria or chemic...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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 Bathrooms are important to Buyers, so if you do a few inexpensive improvements to improve the appearance, this could bring a Seller an offer much sooner.    Pat did a great job on this post, don't forget to comment on her post too.    5 quick, inexpensive improvements for your bathroom Improving...

By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
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The roof is the most integral part of your home. Since you make a huge investment when you replace your roof, you need to make sure that you are doing everything right. Here are 7 things which you surely need to know before you go for the roof replacement. Remove the Old Roof Some roofers might s...

By Brenda K, Your real estate consultant for life...
(Keller Williams Select Realty)
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Six Key Questions to Ask a Home Renovator  As location is most often the most important factor when deciding on a home more people are choosing to renovate their existing home then move the family to a new area. Once you’ve made the decision to renovate it’s important to find a home renovation co...

(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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It’s amazing how much a pet can give you just by simply existing. According to the Centers for Disease Control, owning a pet can help increase your fitness level, lower stress, help improve your health and generally make you happier. And, although not specifically mentioned by the CDC, any pet ow...